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Thanksgiving Dinner Is the Perfect Time to Discuss Estate Planning

Though you may be spending your Thanksgiving eating tons of delicious food, watching football, and taking a long tryptophan-induced nap, this may be the perfect time to discuss estate planning and let family members know about your future plans. It’s a time when families get together anyways and though it might not always be lighthearted, […]


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Importance of Minor Guardianship Documents

What is a guardian? A guardian is the adult who is legally responsible for the needs of a minor. In California, you can only become a guardian if you are appointed by the court. There are two types of guardianship. The first, is guardianship of the person, which means the guardian has custody and responsibility […]


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Estate Planning Awareness Week: October 18-24, 2021

The National Estate Planning Awareness Week is almost upon us! This is a public campaign designed to help people understand why estate planning is so crucial. Often times people avoid planning for their death because the topic is uncomfortable to think about or the discussion with loved ones is too difficult. Another common misconception is […]


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Biden Administration’s Proposed Federal Tax Changes Relating to Estate Planning

Celaya Law keeps up to date with what is going on, on both the local and federal level. Your Estate Planning attorney at Celaya Law can help answer questions about what new bills have been passed or on their way to review that might cause big Changes. Below is just one current change that is […]


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Estate Plan Update Checklist

Though it is critical for your family, assets, and legacy- estate planning tends to fall to the bottom of people’s to-do lists. Even with an estate plan in place, it’s a good idea to have your estate plan reviewed, especially if you have experienced significant life changes (marriage, divorce, you have moved, etc.) Below is […]


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Common Misconceptions about Nursing Homes and Your Assets

As with any subject, there tends to be common misconceptions. One subject that tends to have a ton of misconceptions is the topic of nursing homes and your assets. Knowing the truth about the following misconceptions regarding nursing homes and your assets will help you and your family plan better for an elder care situation. […]


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Why Do You Need An Experienced Elder Law Attorney?

There are several reasons why you need an experienced elder law attorney. An elder law attorney focuses on array of specific needs of aging adults, which include: Estate Planning Power of Attorney Advance Healthcare Directive Medi-Cal planning and asset protection Your loved one may need assistance in Medi-Cal planning and protecting their assets. Some people […]


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I’m Single-Do I Need An Estate Plan?

A common misconception about estate planning is that only married couples with children need to create an estate plan. Not true! A person with assets who cares about their future financial and medical needs should have an estate plan. Even as a single person, or someone without children, you most likely have possessions that matter […]


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7 Estate Planning Must-Dos Before You Take a Vacation

Going on a Summer Vacation? Pre-travel estate planning should be at the top of your to-do list! Here are 7 items that you will want to add to your checklist: Living Revocable Trust Make sure you have a Revocable Living Trust in place that appoints a person to settle your affairs, designates who will receive property […]


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Why Everyone Needs a Durable Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney (DPOA) allows or authorizes another individual (your agent) to handle certain financial obligations on your behalf should you fall ill or become mentally incapacitated. The Durable power of attorney can ensure that financial and lifestyle matters are property managed so that it eliminates uncertainty, fighting, or confusion. Should you become […]