Dogwood Forest Assisted Living interviewed elder law lawyer Miles Hurley and found out the answers to these 10 most pressing retirement planning questions:

1. What legal documents are most important for seniors? Which ones are often overlooked?

2. What is the difference between a will and a trust?

3. When should you start a will?

4. How much does a will cost?

5. What happens if you have no will or trust at the time of your death?

6. How can you avoid asset disputes after your death?

7. What happens to unpaid debt?

8. What is probate? How long does it take? How can you speed it up?

9. What happens if you have multiple wills?

10. What legal advice would you give to someone transitioning into assisted living?

Find the answers on Dogwood Forest's blog

Get Help with Your Legal Documents Today

To learn more about elder law in Georgia, be sure to visit Miles’ site and blog. The staff at Dogwood Forest can also help you find an attorney who can create and/or review your will, trust and other important documents. This is just one of the many services we provide. If your loved one is ready to move into an assisted living community in Atlanta or the surrounding area, contact us today to learn how we can help you make the transition.

Author's Bio: 

Kia Crawford has eight years of experience in the senior living industry, including

positions with both Trinity and Sunrise Senior Living. Sheh has worked within operations

as well as sales and marketing. Currently, Crawford is corporate communications

director for Trinity Lifestyles Management, a position in which she handles Trinity's

internal and external communications, copy and content writing, and digital and social

media strategies. She also is responsible for special corporate events and corporate

volunteer and philanthropic initiatives. Crawford earned an master of public

administration degree from Central Michigan University. She earned her undergraduate

degree in journalism, with an emphasis in public relations, from Florida A&M University.