Christopher B Johnson Attorney At Law

CHRISTOPHER B. JOHNSON
ATTORNEY AT LAW
(888) 838-8771

25
JAN
2016
When Do I Need an Inheritance Attorney?

When Do I Need an Inheritance Attorney?

There are no laws that require you to hire an estate attorney. In fact, we all have the right to defend ourselves in court, hammer out our own agreements, and plan for the future of our loved ones. To quote Abraham Lincoln, though, “He who represents himself has a fool for a...
18
JAN
2016
Estate Planning in Pasadena (and Beyond): The Questions You Will Be Asked

Estate Planning in Pasadena (and Beyond): The Questions You Will Be Asked

Let’s face it, staring mortality in the face is one of the most difficult things we are called do. We all know we’re going to die at some point, but it’s sobering to make the decisions that are to be carried out at end of life. Estate planning may not be fun, but it is necessary...
11
JAN
2016
Benefits of a Special Needs Trust

Benefits of a Special Needs Trust

Carol Morgan’s son has Downs Syndrome. While Carol marvels at her son’s ability to adapt, she sometimes worries that Daniel will not be properly supported when she is gone. Her anxiety is shared by hundreds of thousands of parents around the country. Ease of Mind with a Special...
28
DEC
2015
Estate Planning 101: It’s All About Your Children

Estate Planning 101: It’s All About Your Children

Creating an estate plan is not always an easy task. It is natural to want to avoid thinking about death. Some people believe that an estate is not of enough value to warrant working with an estate planning attorney. The fact is that if you do not put an estate plan in place, the...
21
DEC
2015
Creating a Special Needs Trust for a Loved One

Creating a Special Needs Trust for a Loved One

Planning ahead for one’s legacy can be complicated. Estate planning becomes all the more challenging for families with special needs children. If you have children or other close relatives with special needs, you want to ensure he or she is cared for when you are gone.   It...
16
DEC
2015
Living Trusts: Protect Your Assets for Those You Love

Living Trusts: Protect Your Assets for Those You Love

Making sure loved ones are provided for after death is the number one priority for many people. One of the biggest concerns in estate planning is ensuring that your heirs inherit exactly what you intend after you pass. Living trusts are valuable tools that can help you control...
07
DEC
2015
Inheritance Attorney Pasadena: Fighting with Family Over Inheritances

Inheritance Attorney Pasadena: Fighting with Family Over Inheritances

It’s a situation that we’ve seen play out in dramas throughout history and in cultures across the world: a family loses a loved family member, but rather than coming together in grief, family members find themselves fighting over who is entitled the deceased’s property, and...
30
NOV
2015
Celebrity Estates In The News

Celebrity Estates In The News

While millions of fans are saddened by news about celebrities who pass away, these stories frequently have added drama as various heirs fight over the distribution of the estate. These stories remind us that having a well-crafted estate plan is crucial if you hope that your...
09
NOV
2015
Easy Pasadena Estate Planning Tips

Easy Pasadena Estate Planning Tips

Many people have estate planning all wrong. Concerns about the morbid nature of the process and the feeling that they have all the time in the world ultimately keep many individuals and families from doing this very important legal activity until it is too late. The truth is that...
26
OCT
2015
Consulting A Pasadena Estate Planning Attorney Before Writing Someone Out Of Your Will

Consulting A Pasadena Estate Planning Attorney Before Writing Someone Out Of Your Will

Your will is not a static document but rather a reflection of your current intentions—a reality that makes it important to revisit all your estate planning documents anytime something changes in your life. One such change is when you wish to write a person out of your will. This...
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