Christopher B Johnson Attorney At Law

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

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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),...
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...
18
JUN
2015
What You Need to Set Up a Special Needs Trust in CA

What You Need to Set Up a Special Needs Trust in CA

If you live in California and have a special needs child who is receiving MediCal, Social Security Disability or other government benefits and is under the age of 65, you should consider setting up a Special Needs Trust in California. This type of trust is irrevocable, however,...
14
MAY
2015
How to Manage A Special Needs Trust in California

How to Manage A Special Needs Trust in California

A special needs trust is for the benefit of a special needs individual who generally is unable to care for him or herself or who is in an assisted living facility. A special needs individual can be someone with a learning disability or cognitive impairment as well as a person...
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