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Thanksgiving Recipe

As a special treat from our office, we wanted to share a special Thanksgiving recipe from Meghan Avila, our Associate Attorney.  Trust us – Meghan can cook!  Here’s a recent picture of her taking First Place at the Marin County Fair for one of her home baked creations!  Indian Corn Pudding Muffins (makes 12 servings) […]


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Leaving a Legacy is a Gift

As I was reviewing current statistics released during the National Estate Planning Awareness Week, which is annually the third week of October, I’m continually astounded that Estate planning is still a critically overlooked component of financial wellness, and yet it’s estimated that more than half of Americans, a staggering 56%, do not have an estate […]


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The Celaya Law Difference

In the U.S., more than half of all living trusts become so severely outdated by the time one of the Trust creators dies that the estate ends up in probate. At Celaya Law, we won’t let that happen! We offer our client’s “Client Care” for their lifetime. What does that mean? Our clients receive the […]


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In The Event of an Emergency

As September in Napa Valley draws to a close, temperatures are heating up and rural areas of Napa are under Red Flag Warnings. With these warnings PGE may choose to turn off power in some areas. My team members living in vulnerable areas are making plans for what they will do if their power was […]


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The Unofficial End to Summer

Labor Day weekend has sped up on us this year! While we still have some hot weather and summer days ahead, there’s a welcome briskness to the morning air, and just this morning, I noted leaves on the neighboring fruit trees changing colors from green to yellow. Alas, the end of summer is in sight! […]


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Asset Protection and What it Can Mean For Your Family

One of the greatest gifts a parent can give a child is an asset protected inheritance trust – but what does that mean, exactly? And how does this higher level of protection work? Does this ‘upgrade’ come as an added expense? When assets are given outright to a child, those assets are immediately exposed to […]


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What You May Not Know Regarding Trust Administration

The loss or incapacity of a parent or loved one is one of the most challenging things we’ll face in our lifetime.  Emotions are high and the process of having to deal with medical professionals can be daunting. Equally confusing can be wading through the legalities of one’s passing. If a loved one has his […]


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What Trusts and Empty Buckets Have in Common

When people have their estate plans created by other law firms, they almost always have a letter in their trust binder with instructions that say something like this: “Now that you have created a trust as part of your estate plan, it is important that you take steps to transfer your assets into the trust. […]


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How will you celebrate 4th of July?

At Celaya Law, we’re excited to celebrate another Fourth of July with our family and friends in Napa Valley. We love a good holiday and this one is dear to all of us as we take some time to celebrate this country’s history while participating in some fun local events with those we love. If […]


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Celaya Law Is Dedicated to Funding Your Trust

Meet Lynnette Seibert, our new Funding Coordinator…..  Originally from the Orange County and Inland Empire area, Lynnette graduated college from BYU with a BA in psychology. After college, Lynnette began a career in finance that has spanned the past 25 years.   Her first position was as a loan processor for a mortgage company, then after […]