Category Archives: California Trust Law

Should a CPA be an Estate Trustee for a Client?

We recently encountered a situation in which a successful businessman, who had accumulated significant wealth during his career, felt he was a danger to himself, because he was an alcoholic and he had a couple of car crashes while driving … Continue reading

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The Probate Court Process; What Constitutes a Proper Will; Contested Wills

The most important message we like to communicate about probate court is that it should be avoided at all costs – under most circumstances. We recently discussed this issue on our weekly radio and web broadcast on KDOW 1220 AM, … Continue reading

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Whitney Houston Update; IRS Publishes “Fresh Start” for Struggling Taxpayers; California Residency

We are in the heart of tax season, so naturally we have recently been addressing many related issues. We wish we had time to discuss them all on our weekly radio and web broadcast on KDOW 1220 AM, and then … Continue reading

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Celebrity and High Net Worth Estates; Complex Family Structures; the Competency Issue

The recent passing of Whitney Houston and Davey Jones has put the topic of celebrity estates in the news. Frequently, celebrities quickly obtain considerable wealth as a result of their achievements and the adulation bestowed on them. Sometimes, a beneficiary … Continue reading

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Estate Tax and Gift Tax Laws and Rates Change, So Your Estate Planning Should, Too

Taxes seem to be one of the hot topics these days, especially on the presidential campaign trail. Regardless of which party controls Congress or the White House at any point in time, as taxpayers, we need to deal with the … Continue reading

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“No Contest Clause” Can Be Complicated Without An Experienced California Probate Law Attorney

If you are a beneficiary of an estate or trust, based on a will that contains a “no contest clause,” you are restricted from challenging certain provisions of that will. However, in California, that does not mean you are not … Continue reading

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New Blog for the Law Offices of Connie Yi, P.C., Pleasanton, California (San Francisco Bay Area)

Welcome to the blog for the Law Offices of Connie Yi, P.C., located at 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100, Pleasanton, CA 94588. Our office is conveniently located just a minute or two from the intersection of I-580 & I-680, across … Continue reading

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