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, President of West Palm Beach law firm, Shalloway & Shalloway. Annually, Shalloway travels to Fort Steward in order to give this free seminar to the men and women who devote their lives to our country. By attending these conferences, Shalloway hopes these brave soldiers will be better prepared for their future outside the JAG Corps.
It is estimated that over 71% of Americans have not planned for their long-term care after retirement!
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.
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.”
For 30 years, Mark Shalloway has dedicated himself not only to fighting for the rights of his clients, but to educating the public on a variety of topics surrounding elder law. By having a better understanding of estate planning or wills and trusts, people can be better prepared for the changes life throws at them. Retirement is a time for rest and fun. The seniors of America shouldn’t have to worry about these more difficult aspects of life. That is why Shalloway and his staff host monthly seminars in the Palm Beach area, as well as post regular informative newsletters on the firm’s website.
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.
Shalloway and his incredible staff work tirelessly to ensure their clients receive the respect and results they deserve. While not everyone can be a client of Shalloway & Shalloway, Mark Shalloway’s seminars can help them be prepared for the future when they would otherwise be left in the dark.
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.