Christopher B Johnson Attorney At Law

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

01
OCT
2015
Estate Planning for LGBT Couples After Obergefell v. Hodges

Estate Planning for LGBT Couples After Obergefell v. Hodges

A wealth of new opportunities arose when the Supreme Court officially recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015). With the right to marry come additional capabilities and tools to help you take care of your well-being and...
21
SEP
2015
All the Things That Can Go Wrong if You Write Your Own Will

All the Things That Can Go Wrong if You Write Your Own Will

As brilliant, loyal and reliable as he may be, you cannot legally leave money or property to your dog when you are gone. This scenario played out in the California Supreme Court years ago when a woman named Thelma Russell designated the division of assets in her will between...
31
AUG
2015
Avoiding and Resolving Common Inheritance Disputes

Avoiding and Resolving Common Inheritance Disputes

A hit song from the 1980s warned us that “money changes everything.” Sadly, nowhere do we see this played out in real life more so than in disputes over inheritances between family members and other would-be heirs of a recently deceased individual. Well-intentioned people...
26
NOV
2014
family arguing over will

Family Members Are Fighting Over the Will, What Now?

While fights over a decedent’s money and assets can lead to family feuds, they are just as likely to occur over memorabilia and personal items that have little or no monetary value. Some might even argue that the happiest families are in the most danger of feuding over a will,...
01
NOV
2014
How often should I update my will?

How Often Should I Update My Will?

A will is a necessary legal instrument for anyone who desires that certain property that constitutes their estate go to particular persons or organizations after their death. A will can also designate that the minor children of the testator, or person who is making the will, come...
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