Category Archives: Probate

California Property of Deceased Overseas Owner Affected by Probate Code of Foreign Country

As a melting-pot state with many ties to Asia and Latin America, it is a fairly common for property in California to be owned by a foreign company or individual. If a deceased citizen of another country owned property in … 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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Community Property vs. Separate Property in California: Why the Facebook IPO Makes This Topic Relevant

It is fairly well-known that one of the primary reasons for divorce is a downturn in a married couple’s financial situation. The hardship of survival without enough money to pay your bills will put a strain on even the happiest … Continue reading

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Estate Tax Form 706 Is Ready For 2010 Along With Extended Deadline For Filing Return

We recently wrote an article about estate taxes, which mentioned that we would have to wait and see what changes to the law would be enacted. The wait is now over, because last week the Internal Revenue Service published on … 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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