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Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney

The Law Offices of Eric A. Rudolph is a Palm Springs Estate Planning Law firm that is dedicated to providing the highest quality estate planning legal services in Palm Springs and the entire Coachella Valley. The firm’s mission is to provide individuals, couples, LGBT, and families with experienced, aggressive and reliable representation in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration and real estate law.

What is an Estate Plan?
You have probably spent a good deal of time building your assets, having good estate plan will help protect them once you no longer are able to. An estate plan allows you to decide how your assets will be handled if you become incapacitated or when pass away. Failure to have an estate plan can leave your family’s property vulnerable. The larger your estate, the more critical it is to plan ahead. The Law Offices of Eric A. Rudolph can help you with with your Estate Plan and Trust Administration.

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Estate Planning Lawyer

Estate Planning

Do you have an estate plan, and if so, is it up to date? Have you lost a loved one who named you as the trustee of their living trust or the executor of their last will? Do you need to transfer real property in California? You need an Estate Planning Attorney. At the Law Offices of Eric A. Rudolph we deal with these matters – and more.

We can help you set up an estate plan to suit your needs, provide for your loved ones and protect your assets. If you already have an estate plan, have you recently reviewed it? We can help you prepare your estate plan or update your existing estate plan. Whether you need a Durable Power of Attorney, a Revocable Living Trust or a Basic Will, or if you need to amend your existing trust, we have the knowledge and experience to guide you and your loved ones through the estate planning process.

Estate Administration Services

Estate Administration

An estate trust creates a plan for the future that protects the people you care about. However, it is important to have an experienced estate planning attorney make sure your wishes are met through proper estate or trust administration. The person you designate to handle your estate and your beneficiaries will most likely need assistance with the necessary estate administration, including gathering the assets of the estate, paying the debts owed, distributing the assets that remain in the estate, and preparation of the estate tax return.

Real Estate Lawyer

Real Estate Legal Services

Buying and selling real estate involves many legal issues that, if not handled correctly, can lead to litigation. Whether you are dealing with residential or commercial property, we can help you navigate the legal complexities of a real estate transaction. It is important to consult with an experienced real estate attorney to avoid the pitfalls that can lead to disputes.

Real Property News
California passed a new law, effective in January 2016, which allows the owner of real property to designate a beneficiary to receive their real property when the owner passes away. This new real property transfer devise is called a Transfer of Death Deed (“TODD”).
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Probate Lawyer


Probate is a complicated legal process that includes filing the deceased person’s will with the local probate court, filing the probate petition and other court documents, identifying and inventorying the deceased person’s property, and having that property appraised. Probate also includes notify creditors, settling the decedent’s debts, and filing and paying any taxes. It also involves having the will proved valid in a court of law and then distributing the property as the will directs under court supervision. An experienced probate attorney can help you deal with the complications and the California Probate Court system.

LGBT Estate Planning Lawyer

LGBT Estate Planning

One of the biggest mistakes a member of the LGBT Community can make is failing to properly set up an estate plan – the results of which can be devastating. If you do not have an estate plan and rely upon just holding property in joint tenancy as your estate plan, is the equivalent to giving up control of one’s estate, as well as giving up management of one’s health, finances and well-being in times of incapacity. The Law Offices of Eric A. Rudolph proudly provides same-sex estate planning, domestic partner estate planning, doma estate planning, same-sex wills and same-sex pre-nuptial and post-nuptial  services to the LGBT community.

Will Preparation


Everyone should have a will. A will is the most basic of estate planning devices. In your will you name an “executor”, the person with legal authority to administer the transfer of your property to your beneficiaries. A will is the best device for naming a personal guardian for your minor children.

Notary Services

Other Legal Services

The Law Offices of Eric A. Rudolph can assit with the necessary estate administration, including gathering the assets of the estate, paying the debts owed, distributing the assets that remain in the estate, and preparation of the estate tax return. We also provide Notary Services, Name Changes, Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements and Title Retrieval.


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Contact Us

Law Offices of Eric A. Rudolph
Estate Planning and Trust Administration
400 S. Farrell Drive, Suite B200
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Phone: (760) 673-7600

The Law Offices of Eric A. Rudolph provides Estate Planning attorney services and Estate Administration services in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Thousand Palms, Bermuda Dunes, Indian Wells, Yucca Valley, Morongo Basin, Desert Hot Springs, Coachella Valley and all other cities throughout Riverside County.

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