Christopher B Johnson Attorney At Law

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

27
MAR
2017

Amending a Revocable Living Trust in California

If you already have a living trust in place, you probably understand that the primary benefits of a living trust are to provide resources to your beneficiaries (which can include yourself) in a way that serves your intended purposes (e.g. medical or educational needs) while...
05
JUL
2016
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What is a Living Trust? Do I Need One?

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
JUN
2016
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What Marvin Gaye’s Estate Can Teach Us About Estate Debt

Legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father April 1, 1984 at the home they shared in Los Angeles. While Gaye’s name may not be as recognizable to younger listeners as Michael Jackson or Prince, both of those singers followed in his footsteps, and Gaye recorded a...
11
APR
2016
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Estate Planning in Pasadena Has Never Been More Urgent

The economy may be on an upswing, at least according to several reliable metrics. However, for millions of Americans (including many Californians) retiring or planning to retire soon, the future still looks sadly bleak. Unfortunately, many people spend too much time working and...
23
MAR
2016
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Common Medical Conditions With Special Needs

Special needs children can face medical, physical and logistical challenges that can endure far after their parents or guardians pass. If you’re a parent of a special needs child, what can you do to prevent future issues? How can you ensure your child obtains fair benefits from...
01
MAR
2016
Fight Over an Inheritance? Here’s How a Probate Attorney in Pasadena Can Help You

Fight Over an Inheritance? Here’s How a Probate Attorney in Pasadena Can Help You

  Settling an estate or will can be stressful, especially when disagreements among surviving family members arise because of estate disputes. Depending on your situation and the nature and intensity of the fighting over an inheritance, you may benefit by speaking with an...
23
FEB
2016
Setting Up a Special Needs Trust in CA: 5 Things You Need to Know

Setting Up a Special Needs Trust in CA: 5 Things You Need to Know

  Planning your estate can be challenging, and having a dependent with special needs can complicate the matter. A Special Needs Trust (SNT) is a powerful tool designed to protect the financial security of your child (or other dependent) if you can no longer care for him or...
16
FEB
2016
Legal Trusts and Other Powerful Financial Tools to Help With Estate Planning in Pasadena

Legal Trusts and Other Powerful Financial Tools to Help With Estate Planning in Pasadena

Creating an estate plan in Pasadena can be a challenge, given the sheer diversity of instruments available and the number of potentially useful strategies. Below, we overview the living trust and discuss related and effective planning tools.   Living Trust A trust can be an...
10
FEB
2016
Questions to Discuss With Your Spouse Before Seeking Will Services in Pasadena

Questions to Discuss With Your Spouse Before Seeking Will Services in Pasadena

Discussing the topic of mortality is never fun or easy, even if you intellectually understand that you and your spouse need to have strategic conversations about the future and the next generation. In some ways, it can be even more painful and awkward to contemplate your spouse’s...
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...