planning during the pandemic
During these extraordinary times, your peace of mind is paramount. If you need help with getting your estate plan in order, my office offers a variety of solutions to fit your budget and needs even while we shelter in place.
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Welcome to the Law Office of Claudia Choy.
My office focuses on estate planning, probate, trust administration and conservatorship solutions. I help families create estate plans to protect their children and loved ones. I also assist family members who are caring for aging parents and I offer solutions to those looking for help in settling a loved one's estate. My office serves clients throughout the Bay Area, including the counties of Alameda, Marin, Santa Clara, San Francisco and San Mateo.
Planning for yourself, everyone you love and all that you own is extremely personal and may seem daunting. Ease your mind by working with a trusted professional. The Law Office of Claudia Choy is dedicated to providing you with sound legal advice and practical planning strategies that your estate plan demands. As the client, your concerns and goals are paramount. I will work with you to design sensible solutions tailored specially to your unique needs.
Feel free to browse my website for links to pertinent articles that might give you food for thought. Do you have questions about your estate or a problem to solve? Call me at 415.518.5900 or email me.
- Estate Planning 101 in 2019
- Keeping Your Estate Plan Current
- Why do I want to avoid probate?
In the News
- How to Make your Estate Plan Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic.
- Essential planning during the pandemic.
- UH OH Bitcoin! Don't die with the only known password to access your money!
- The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed on Dec. 22, 2017 (TCJA): IRS resources here.
- Since 2018 the federal estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) tax exemption amounts have increased to $11,200,000 for individuals and $22,400,000 for married couples. These exemption amounts will increase with inflation each year until 2025. In 2026, the exemption amounts are scheduled to revert to the 2017 levels, adjusted for inflation. The highest marginal federal estate and gift tax rates will remain at 40%.
- An interesting read about dying alone and the legal process that ensues in the NYT here.
- Common Estate Planning Mistakes. Read here.
- If I Don't Have An Estate, Why Do I Need An Estate Plan? Read here.
- Do you have a Social Media Will for your Digital Life? Read here.
- 7 Major Errors in Estate Planning. Read here.
- Why Doctors Die Differently. A poignant perspective on how doctors view death. Read here.