California Estate Planning Blog by Kevin Staker

March 17, 2016

Republican Politics by Kevin Staker

Filed under: Kevin Staker — Kevin Staker @ 6:57 pm
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Sorry to digress from the usual theme.  However, I would not feel comfortable with Trump as president.  We do not know what we are getting.

The only way to prevent him from getting the Republican nomination is for Cruz to win more delegates from this point forward.  (Not my favorite but oh well).

Unfortunately, #AVoteForKasichIsAVoteForTrump from this point forward.

I elaborate at the Federal Deficit Reduction Blog of Kevin Staker:  found at http://kevinstaker.tumblr.com/

By Kevin Staker

March 6, 2016

Kevin Staker on Probate in California

Filed under: Kevin Staker,Uncategorized — Kevin Staker @ 6:33 pm
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Probate is a court proceeding that simply changes title from the decedent to an executor. The title “executor” technically only applies if there is a Will being probated. If there is no Will, the personal representative is technically the “administrator” of the estate. If there is a Will, but the named executor fails to serve, then the personal representative is called the “administrator with Will annexed”.

A probate in California is triggered if the decedent had more than $150,000 in assets in the decedent’s name alone, without a beneficiary. Automobiles do not count towards the $150,000 and only have to be probated if a probate is triggered by other assets.

Attorneys fees in a California probate are based on the gross size of the estate. Not the amount of work performed. Hence, one should have a living trust to avoid a probate.

If you need a probate, however, for your decedent, StakerLaw would be honored to assist you. We generally will give a discount off of the state set fees.

By Kevin Staker

March 5, 2016

Attorney Sasha Collins

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin Staker @ 3:38 pm

The Staker.com website has now been revamped.  It is now mobile friendly.

It includes a new living trust video by Kevin Staker.  The video is found at https://vimeo.com/156134189.

Attorney Sasha Collins

Attorney Sasha Collins

It also includes a new attorney page regarding Sasha Collins.  Sasha Collins is an attorney at StakerLaw Tax and Estate Planning Law Corporation.  In particular, the site includes a new photo of Sasha Collins.  This page on Sasha Collins is found at http://staker.com/attorney/sasha-collins/.

Sasha Collins now has a Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/sashalcollins.