The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Comments On A Netflix Film, Entitled I Care A Lot, Which Depicts The Plight Of The Elderly Who Become Victims Of A Court-appointed Guardian.
Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, writes about a reality inspired movie that gives a frightening view of court appointed guardians and separates fact from the frightening fictional aspect of the film
DECATUR, GA, September 27, 2021: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on the law firm’s website entitled “Reality Inspired Fiction,” in which Ms. Pawley encourages actions that would avoid the need for having a court-appointed guardian.
Pawley writes, “I wouldn’t have known about the Netflix movie entitled I Care A Lot, were it not for several friends who called to ask me questions after watching it.” She continues adding, “While the film put unrealistic fears into my friends’ minds, there is some truth to the underlying story. I watched the film and can tell you that the basics of the story are loosely based on fact.”
“In the film,” Pawley states, “a con woman makes a very lucrative living as a court-appointed guardian who seizes control of all the assets of vulnerable elderly people. According to a review at RogerEbert.com, the film, by writer/director J. Blakeson, was inspired by real-life stories he read about and became enraged by in which predatory guardians took advantage of voiceless elderly victims.”
According to Pawley, “One of the biggest shocks in the movie is that the ward, a healthy and fully competent woman, was never placed on notice of the pending petition until the Guardian showed up at the home with the signed Order of Guardianship to place her into an institution.” She sets things straight by emphasizing, “This is the biggest sensationalized inaccuracy and I want to put minds at ease by separating fact from fiction.” She continues adding, “There are a series of notifications and confirmations that are followed before a Georgia court will appoint a guardian to manage the health and safety of the ward – or a conservator to handle the financial, assets, and contractual affairs of the ward.
The entire blog can be read at LINK HERE
About The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm
The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Shannon Pawley has grown her law practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.
About Shannon M. Pawley, J.D., LL.M
As the owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, Shannon M. Pawley and her entire team share a passion which focuses on being able to serve the legal needs of retiring individuals. In our firm, WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability. We also believe that privacy and protection are the keys to personal peace. Born and raised in the Tidewater area of Virginia to a tightknit family with strong military service roots, Shannon learned from an early age the value of hard work and the importance of social awareness to ensure you always leave a situation in a better place than how you entered it. In her junior year of high school, Shannon served as U.S. House of Representatives Page during the 101st United States Congressional Session in Washington, D.C. This experience exposed her to numerous new cultures and worldly issues. Walking away from her experience as a U.S. House of Representative Page, Shannon knew that she wanted to pursue legal studies and be able to assist others in obtaining the best results available in difficult situations.
Shannon earned her undergraduate degree at North Carolina Wesleyan College and pursued a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. After obtaining her law degree and becoming a licensed attorney in Michigan, she continued her educational pursuit by acquiring a LL.M. (Master of Law) in Taxation from Wayne State University. After moving to Georgia in 2018, Shannon obtained her Georgia law license and has enjoyed being able to pursue her desire of ensuring persons are able to age with dignity, grace and independence.