You never know when legal advice can come in handy. For the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps of Fort Stewart in Georgia, free legal seminars on elder law, special needs and estate planning were well-received.

The occasion was a special event led by elder care and estate attorney Mark Shalloway. Mr. Shalloway is President of Shalloway & Shalloway, a law firm in West Palm Beach, Florida.

It is estimated that over 71% of Americans have not planned for their long-term care after retirement!

Mr. Shalloway explains his role as an educator and an attorney:

“A major part of my mission as an elder and special needs care attorney is educating the public on their options on everything from health insurance to tax liabilities. My firm is deeply committed to philanthropy within our community and to helping the families of military personnel plan for their lives once their careers reach a culmination.” 

G. Mark Shalloway

The JAG corps was presented with an array of information concerning the legalities of managing care for elderly parents including insurance insight, wills and trusts, and many other important topics.

As our population ages, the need to be fully educated about the relationship between medicare and additional insurance is paramount in keeping control of the costs associated with caring for our elderly.

For attorneys with a strong philanthropic mission, combining pro bono work with services for our military personnel makes for a great contribution to the overall education of those planning for the future.