South Florida is a lively and diverse region, and with warm climates and stunning beaches, it is a popular destination for retirees. While Mark Shalloway knows firsthand the beauty of the region, he also has worked hard to ensure that seniors are financially and legally protected as they age.
As an elder law attorney, Mr. Shalloway strives to establish a professional and ethical standard in his office, Shalloway & Shalloway.
Elder law is a field that protects the elderly, whether they have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and want to maintain control over their future even as their cognitive function diminishes, or for those who want to have a safety net on-hand in case of an unpredicted incident such as a stroke or heart attack.
Because this field is so important and relevant to so many Americans, Mr. Shalloway has created a law practice that prioritizes ethics and is always maintaining the standards necessary to be a part of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).
NAELA is dedicated to improving the legal services available to the elderly and those who qualify for special needs services, which is why their site includes a database of every attorney in their organization.
Mr. Shalloway also recognizes the ever-present need for increased support for American Veterans, which is why he pursued a certification to become a Legal Professional for Veterans Benefits. Veterans need attention and support, especially as they age, and he studies the national programs available to veterans to ensure that they receive the best advice to obtain maximum benefits from each program.
There is nothing more important than education, and Mr. Shalloway is always striving to not only remain up to date with the latest changes to elder law, he teaches and lectures at various colleges and universities to ensure knowledge regarding elder law is easily accessible to the greatest number of people.
Recently, Mr. Shalloway appeared on Alzheimer’s Sunrise this week to discuss the importance of an elder care law attorney, a radio show which aired to the Lake Park, Florida community on Legends 100.3 FM. While on the show, he was able to increase community awareness of elder care and the role that an elder law attorney can play in that process.
He noted how he has seen firsthand in his time as an attorney the way families can disagree on the proper care for a parent who is living with Alzheimer’s, and that is why he has grown a firm that can step in early and ensure that the parent is living the life they chose and planned out for themselves.
Mr. Shalloway also recognizes how money can quickly become a point of contention amongst family members, so establishing a financial trust early on in a patient’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis can decrease the stress on a family as time passes and people continue to age.
Mark Shalloway knows how to build relationships with his clients, and the best way to begin a professional relationship is to connect to people locally. When people who are facing an Alzheimer’s diagnosis or simply the inevitability of age, they want to partner with someone they trust to discuss their financial situation and future planning.
This is why Mr. Shalloway became the founding chairperson for the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. He prioritizes his clients, and in establishing this committee, he has built a dependability and professionalism for all Palm Beach County elder law attorneys and clients.
When he isn’t educating the community, building his practice, or establishing and participating in committees and local organizations, Mr. Shalloway is researching the latest changes to government funding in order to serve all his clients as intelligently as possible.
From elder law to special needs and veterans’ services, Mr. Shalloway knows that government funding will directly impact his clients’ lives and future trusts and healthcare accessibility. Any change to healthcare is a change to the money his clients need to set aside for the future, and Mr. Shalloway is always seeking to provide the best service for his community.