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What is the Difference Between a DNR and an Advanced Directive?

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | May 11, 2023

A DNR Order, or Do Not Resuscitate form, is used when deciding how to treat a patient who has suffered injuries or illness and needs to choose medical options that align with their wishes. It’s a legal document signed by both you and your healthcare provider, letting emergency responders or other healthcare workers know whether or…

Busting the Top 7 Misconceptions About Revocable Living Trusts in California

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | May 5, 2023

Let’s talk about something that might seem a little daunting but is actually super important: revocable living trusts in California. I practice estate planning, as an estate planning attorney in Camarillo and Ventura, You may have heard a few things about living trusts, but are they accurate? Let’s go through the top 7 misconceptions people…

Estate Planning Attorney Ventura, CA. Ventura county estate planning for families

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | May 3, 2023

Death can be a difficult topic, but planning your estate ensures that your wishes are followed and that your loved ones are taken care of after you pass away. This is where estate planning comes into play. If you reside in Ventura, California, Pederson Law Offices provides exceptional estate planning services that cater to clients’…

Why you shouldn’t trust any of the 6 best online will makers of 2023 Dangers of online estate planning software.

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | May 3, 2023

Do You Need an Estate Planning Attorney or Software? What’s wrong with the 6 Best Online Will Makers of 2023? Estate planning is a crucial aspect of securing your family’s future and ensuring that your assets are distributed according to your wishes. It might be tempting to try and tackle the process on your own,…

Optimizing Your Plan: The Importance of Elder Law and Estate Planning for Seniors

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | Apr 22, 2023

May is Elder Law Month, a time to raise awareness about the legal issues affecting seniors and their families. As you age, it becomes increasingly important to plan for the future, protect your assets, and ensure your wishes are fulfilled after death. That’s where I can help. What Is Elder Law? Elder law is a…

Can I Remove an Executor in California?

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | Apr 15, 2023

Understanding the Role of an Executor An executor is a trusted person you choose to manage the distribution of your assets and handle your probate after you pass away. It’s important to make a will that states who you’d like to serve as your executor. This role requires a high level of trust and the…

Does a POA Have to Be Filed With the Court in California?

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | Mar 7, 2023

What is a Power of Attorney? Creating a Power of Attorney (POA) form is like choosing someone you trust to make important decisions for you when you can’t. This might happen if you get hurt in a car accident or have a health problem that makes it hard for you to take care of yourself.…

Why Estate Planning Is Important

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | Mar 1, 2023

Once you have decided to create an estate plan, you will need to decide how you want to distribute your assets.

Is Estate Planning Worth It

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | Feb 28, 2023

Anyone who has property, assets, or dependents should consider creating a will. Call me today!

How Does Estate Planning Work

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | Feb 25, 2023

Estate planning is the process of planning how you would like your assets to be distributed after you’re gone.

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