Christopher B Johnson Attorney At Law

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

05
JUL
2016
Trust and Estate Papers Rolled Up and Isolated on White Background.

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...
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...
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...
06
JAN
2016
The Power of Living Trusts

The Power of Living Trusts

Does your estate planning situation warrant a living trust? Here are three ways this amazing instrument shows its muscle:   #1 Trusts Protect Beneficiaries Ed and Carol Bates cringed at the thought of their minor children getting their hands on their entire inheritances at...
16
DEC
2015
Living Trusts: Protect Your Assets for Those You Love

Living Trusts: Protect Your Assets for Those You Love

If you are considering a living trust, you are taking the right steps to protect your assets for your loved ones. Living trusts are an effective tool for shielding assets, and for allowing a faster distribution to heirs. Your relatives will thank you for having the foresight to...
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...
23
NOV
2015
Going On Vacation? Set Up A Living Trust First

Going On Vacation? Set Up A Living Trust First

Are you planning a getaway? Maybe a seaside adventure or a trip to the mountains for the holidays, or just a visit back home? If so, you should carefully consider the consequences for your loved ones if something should happen to you while you are gone. How would your family...
16
NOV
2015
difference between a will and a living trust

What is the Difference Between a Will and A Living Trust?

Will A will, sometimes called a “last will and testament,” is a document that states an individual’s final wishes. It is read by a county court after one’s death, and the court makes sure that one’s final wishes are carried out according to the terms of the will.   Living...
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...
02
NOV
2015
Special Needs Trust: An Essential Estate Planning Tool

Special Needs Trust: An Essential Estate Planning Tool

Special needs trusts (sometimes called supplemental needs trusts, or SNTs) help parents protect their children from financial problems and preserve their public benefits. Purpose of Special Needs Trusts Government programs, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI),...
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