The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Offers Attributes To Consider When In The Process Of Choosing A Health Care Agent, Financial Agent Or Trustee.
Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, discusses the common traits to look for when someone is setting up a healthcare directive, estate and asset protection plan and needs to designate a healthcare agent.
DECATUR, GA, October 18, 2021: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on the law firm’s website entitled “Things To Consider When Picking A Health Care Agent, Financial Agent, Or Trustee.” Ms. Pawley covers the most important aspects to look for.
According to Pawley, “One of the most important aspects of creating an estate and asset protection plan is making the decision about who to name as your health care agent, your financial agent, and/or your trustee.” She continues, “My clients are always asking for information that may be able to help them decide on these important roles. In fact,” she states, “one person may be designated for all three roles. Or you may end up with three different people, one for each role. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me start with the health care agent.”
Pawley explains, “Whoever you designate as your health care agent receives a durable power of attorney for health care from you.” She adds, “This gives that person the legal power to make medical decisions for you should you be incapacitated or otherwise unable to make medical decisions for yourself.” She goes on to say, “If you previously set out end-of-life treatment wishes in a living will or medical directive, your health care agent will not be able to override them. But the agent will have authority to make any other medical decisions which do not apply to end-of-life decision.”
“You want someone in this role,” Pawley emphasize, “who you literally trust with your life and is not afraid to make tough decisions and who will not be bullied by your family members when doing their job.” She elaborates, “Their job is to make healthcare decisions that you would make were you able to. Not decisions they would make for themselves or that your family members think they should make.”
The entire article 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.