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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 […]


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Celaya Law Now Proud Sponsors of Napa Silverados Baseball Club

We are proud to have joined the list of exciting sponsors for the Napa Silverados Baseball Club! Napa Silverados is into their second season of independent league baseball playing in the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs.  Tito and Alma Fuentes, the new owners of the club, also operate Tito Fuentes Baseball – a non profit […]


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Happy Father’s Day From Celaya Law

For a handful of Father’s Days over the past 20 years, I’ve taken my children to a small, obscure cemetery in Orland, CA. In the serenity of that remote place, I reflect on how grateful I am for my father, Varge Henry Celaya, who is buried there. When he was in his early 20s and […]


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Mother’s Day Tribute

Many people believe that estate planning is only for the particularly wealthy who have elaborate plans in mind for passing money to their heirs. Nothing could be further from the truth! Estate planning is for everyone who cares about the well-being of those they love and desires to make a difference in their lives after […]


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Be a Good Friend – Educate Them About Advance Healthcare Directives

Do you have a friend who haven’t created their estate plan yet? If so, please share this article to them and help them understand the benefits of Advance Healthcare Directives. —– Nobody likes to think about their own mortality. But if you wish to maintain control over what happens to you if you get into an […]


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What Financial Advisors Must Know About the New $11.2 Million Estate Tax Exemption

As many financial advisors may know, the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act raises the estate tax exemption to $11.2 million for singles and $22.4 million for married couples, both figures being about double what they previously were. For many Americans who previously were right on the cusp of being affected by the estate tax, […]


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Why It Is Important To Hire A Healthcare Proxy

It is quite comforting to know that medical professionals today are ready to use various treatments and tools at their disposal to save our lives. It is also important to have the assurance that those caring for us at a time of crisis do so according to your desires and wishes. Life-sustaining procedures such as […]


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3 Important Reasons to Avoid Probate

With or without a will, estates may have to go through a probate process. Typically, the probate process is used for one of two things. It might certify the validity of a will and the executor’s authority to carry out the wishes in the will. Without a will, the probate process must name an administrator […]


Tips For Updating Your Estate Plan As You Approach Retirement

While most people look forward to retirement, not everyone has their estate plans in proper order. Even if you have created a will and related documents in the past, it is essential that you have them updated as you enter the retirement years. The most basic document in your estate plan is your will. Though […]