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What Is A Will?

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | Feb 9, 2024

Hello, I’m Eric Ridley from The Law Office of Eric Ridley, based right here in California. Today, I’m diving into a topic that affects everyone’s life at some point: what is a will? I promise to keep it simple, straight to the point, and jargon-free. So, let’s get started. What Exactly is a Will? In…

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What Is Probate?

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | Feb 9, 2024

Probate is a term often heard in legal circles, but it remains a mysterious and potentially intimidating process for many. In this blog post, I aim to demystify probate, breaking it down into understandable terms without using any legal jargon. As an Estate Planning Lawyer at The Law Office of Eric Ridley in California, I…

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Understanding the Probate Process

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | Feb 6, 2024

When someone passes away, their estate often goes through a legal process called probate. As an estate planning lawyer at The Law Office of Eric Ridley in California, I frequently guide clients through this process. Probate involves validating the deceased’s will, paying off debts, and distributing assets to beneficiaries. While it can sound daunting, my…

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How Does a Trust Impact My Eligibility for Government Programs?

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | Jan 17, 2024

Hello, I’m Eric Ridley from The Law Office of Eric Ridley in California. Many of my clients often wonder how setting up a trust might affect their eligibility for government programs. It’s a great question, and it’s important to understand the connection. Trusts are legal arrangements where you can place assets under the control of…

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Can a Trust Be Changed or Revoked?

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | Jan 16, 2024

Hi, I’m Eric Ridley from The Law Office of Eric Ridley in California. Today, let’s talk about a common question I get: Can a trust be changed or revoked? Many people think that once a trust is set up, it’s set in stone. But that’s not always the case. Trusts can be flexible, and understanding…

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The Essential Role of Trusts in Estate Planning

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | Jan 13, 2024

In this article, we will explore the importance of estate planning and creating a trust, discussing how trusts can help avoid the probate process, provide tax benefits, offer asset protection, and give individuals control over asset distribution.

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The Impact of Passing Away Without a Trust

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | Jan 12, 2024

This article provides an overview of the benefits of having a living trust, avoiding the probate process, understanding intestate succession laws, and the importance of estate planning with the Law Office of Eric Ridley.

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Safeguarding Your Legacy: The Essential Guide to Estate Planning and Asset Protection

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | Jan 11, 2024

Protecting Your Legacy: How to Safeguard Your Assets with Estate Planning – Learn the importance of estate planning, key terms, additional documents, asset protection strategies, minimizing estate taxes, choosing beneficiaries, updating your estate plan, and the role of an estate planning attorney.

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Navigating Intestate Succession in California: The Key to Secure Estate Planning

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | Jan 10, 2024

Understanding Intestate Succession Laws in California and the importance of having a will or trust in place to avoid complications, with guidance from the Law Office of Eric Ridley.

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Understanding Probate and Non-Probate Assets: A Comprehensive Guide to Estate Planning

By Estate Planning Attorney Eric Ridley | Jan 9, 2024

Understanding the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets: Learn how probate assets and non-probate assets differ, and why its crucial to understand these distinctions for effective estate planning and asset distribution.

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