California Estate Planning Blog by Kevin Staker

March 28, 2015

Kevin Staker Blog on Federal Deficit Reduction

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The blog of Kevin Staker on the reduction of the federal budget deficit is located at http://kevinstaker.tumblr.com/.  Kevin Staker periodically shares his opinion on the threat of the ballooning federal budget deficit.

The only real fixes are to reduce spending on Medicare, Medic-Aid and the Defense Department.  They make up the largest part of the budget.  Also, we simply need to also raise more revenue.  Kevin Staker will address that subject in more detail in the future.

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March 25, 2015

Super Lawyer Site Regarding Kevin Staker

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Kevin Staker has been rated as a “Super Lawyer” by the Super Lawyer website.  The site is found at http://www.superlawyers.com/california-southern/lawyer/Kevin-G-Staker/d9fa5c59-0c2a-4e8f-94e0-682892fe4481.html.

Kevin Staker is an estate planning attorney.  The main office of Kevin Staker is in Camarillo, California.

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Medi-Cal Site on Google Sites by Kevin Staker

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Kevin Staker has a site on Google that explains the basics of Medi-Cal planning.  It is tragic how many times we see people who spend their money on long term care in a nursing home when  it is so easy to almost all people to qualify.  A significant part of the practice of Kevin Staker involves planning to qualify for Medi-Cal to pay for nursing home care.  The google site is a good introduction.

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Best Site for Kevin Staker Videos is at Vimeo

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Kevin Staker videos are best found at Vimeo, at https://vimeo.com/kevinstaker.  Some of the videos include the living trust seminar presented by Kevin Staker.   Some of the other videos include the trip of Kevin Staker and his family to Kenya.

 

January 27, 2015

Gregory W. Herring, Family Law Attorney Has a New Firm

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Gregory W. Herring, one of the leading family law attorneys in Ventura County, California, has gone out on his own and formed a new law firm. The website for the law firm of Greg Herring is found at http://www.theherringlawgroup.com. The contact information for the firm of Gregory W. Herring is as follows:

1000 Town Center Drive #405
Oxnard CA 93036
Work (805) 983-6452
Fax (805) 278-1679

By Kevin Staker

January 7, 2015

Estate Tax Exemption is Now $5,430,000

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As of January 1, 2015, the federal exemption for the estate tax, gift tax, and generation-skipping transfer tax is now $5,430,000. This amount has been adjusted for inflation since the original $5,000,000 exemption in 2010.

November 20, 2014

Many Meals of Camarillo

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Kevin Staker has assist with the publication of a website for Many Meals of Camarillo.  Many Meals of Camarillo provides free dinner to members of the community on Monday at St. Mary Magdalen Church and Thursday at Trinity Presbyterian Church.  The website is found at http://manymealsofcamarillo.org/

Kevin Staker intends to expand the content on the website in the future.

 

 

August 13, 2014

Volunteer With VLSP

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What is VLSP?

 

The Ventura County Bar Association – Volunteer Legal Service Corporation (VLSP) is the pro bono affiliate of the Ventura County Bar Association. VLSP provides free legal services to low-income people in Ventura County, California.

 

VLSP Mission Statement

 

VLSP assists our low income neighbors with free legal help

 

 

How can I help?

 

VLSC seeks volunteers to handle pro bono cases on a full or limited case basis, or to volunteer at pro per clinics in the following areas of law:

– Family Law

-Domestic Violence

– Guardianship

– Landlord- Tenant Disputes

What’s in it for me?

 

If you are a newer attorney, you can gain valuable experience, along with assistance from a more experienced VLSP mentor.  If you are a more experienced attorney, you help other people, the key to a happy life.

 

How do I sign up?

 

Contact:  Verna Kagan,   ·  Verna@vcba-vlsp.org  · telepone 805-650-7599

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How can I be sure I am getting a client who really needs me?

 

We screen each client to establish that his or her income and resources are within our eligibility guidelines. Our staff also completes a thorough intake regarding the client’s legal matter.

 
What resources are available to me?

 

VLSP provides monthly trainings throughout the year in areas of law most in demand amongst VLSP clients. Additionally experienced volunteers serve as mentors to newer attorneys. Volunteers are also covered by VLSP’s errors and omissions insurance for all pro bono work performed through VLSP.

 
Do I have to do a lot of reporting?

 

Volunteers will need to report the number of pro bono hours performed each month. Attorneys with pro bono cases are required to complete case status checks and a short case report at the close of each pro bono case. This information is required by VLSP funding sources, and enables us to monitor the program’s operations, obtain statistics, evaluate and refine the program, and nominate attorneys for pro bono awards.

 
What about attorneys’ fees?

 

Since all VLSC cases are referred on a pro bono basis, the client may not be charged a fee for services. However, attorneys’ fees may, on occasion, be recoverable. In family law cases, for example, the court has the discretion to award attorneys’ fees from the opposing party. If fees are recoverable, you may retain them as partial compensation for your services, but we encourage you to donate them to VLSP to help support our programs.

 
Do I have to be an attorney to help?

 

There are limited opportunities for paralegals, legal document assistants, and interpreters. Please contact us for more information.

 
I can’t volunteer, but I still want to help. What can I do?

Give the VLSP a cash donation! Your contribution is tax deductible because VLSP is a 501(c)(3)  charity.

 

You can give by contacting us at 805-650-7599.

 

Pro Bono Champions

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The Ventura County Bar Association – Volunteer Lawyer Services Program thanks the following “Champions of Justice”, who annually donate a generous amount (at least $1,000) to VLSP:

 

 

 

The Champions of Justice lead the effort to those less forturnate in our community by assisting  VLSP to:

 

  • Support our current programs, including pro per assistance clinics in the areas of family law, domestic violence, bankruptcy, guardianship, immigration, and landlord-tenant disputes.
  • Continue to match clients with qualified attorneys who are willing to assist them at no cost.
  • Provide training, mentoring and malpractice insurance to our dedicated volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and law school graduates.
  • Develop additional programs to meet the existing and growing need for legal services in Ventura County.

 

VLSP Services – Free Legal Assistance in Ventura County

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Free Legal Assistance Referrals

 

VLSP refers low income individuals in Ventura County on a case by case basis for pro bono legal assistance by attorneys in the following areas of law:

– Family Law

-Domestic Violence

– Guardianship

– Landlord- Tenant Disputes

 

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