Christopher B Johnson Attorney At Law

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

17
AUG
2015
How to Select and Name a Digital Executor

How to Select and Name a Digital Executor

There are many types of digital assets.  For example, there are product images, lifestyle photography, logos, illustrations, animations, audio/video clips, presentations, page files, office documents, spreadsheets, CAD files, digital file formats and metadata, family photo...
10
AUG
2015
What are Digital Assets?

What are Digital Assets?

As everyone, especially younger people (those under the age of 40), become more and more technologically dependent and accumulating an overflow of digital assets, the development of their first estate plan takes on a brand new meaning.  Simply put, a digital asset is anything...
07
JUL
2015
Estate planning has long been a dreaded activity mistakenly reserved for later in life. But the reality is that this is something that can benefit you in life and death and you should consider putting something in place NOW. This is especially true if you own any property, are married or have children. Doing a little now can not only save you and your loved ones stress and money down the line but is much quicker and easier than you probably think! Here are some tips on how to get started on your estate plan: Take inventory: Real estate, stock, cars and jewelry are just a handful of things that you should start listing out and thinking about who you would want to have them in the event something happened to you. Think of this inventory as a type of gift giving! Have conversations: A conversation about who would manage your affairs or take care of your children in the future does not need to be morbid but it should take place. Not only will it make things go smoother (and how you would want them) but putting people on notice also helps them to prepare—even if they prepare for something that is decades down the line. Get in touch with an attorney: Whether you have lots of money or very little, working with an estate planning attorney can help effectuate your wishes and make sure you didn’t miss anything. For example, in addition to a living trust or will, have you thought about a durable power of attorney? These important items and much more take little time to put together and working with an experienced estate planning attorney can limit mistakes and save you time! Just as your personal life, professional life and finances are constantly changing, so too should your estate plan. This is not a one and done activity but rather something that you should be tweaking every couple years (give or take) to make sure that it best reflects your situation and your wants. Getting one in place now will make those tweaks much easier down the road. If you are considering an estate plan, get in touch with the Law Offices of Christopher B. Johnson for a consultation today. Christopher B. Johnson is a Pasadena estate planning attorney that has been helping families and individuals just like you plan their personal and financial future for over 18 years. Whether you are looking for something simple or something complex, the Law Offices of Christopher B. Johnson can help. Give us a call today to set up a consultation and let us help you begin planning for the future!

Estate Planning 101: Do a Little Now for Peace of Mind Later

Estate planning has long been a dreaded activity mistakenly reserved for later in life. But the reality is that this is something that can benefit you in life and death and you should consider putting something in place NOW. This is especially true if you own any property, are...
26
APR
2013
Estate Planning for Business - CBJ Law

Estate Planning for the Business Owner

Having the right planning in place is essential for business owners…who will keep the business running if you can’t?  What if you’re incapacitated?  Who will keep its value high for sale?  How can you ensure your family gets the best possible price for the...
14
FEB
2013
Oil & Gas Attorney Christopher Johnson

Oil & Gas Lease Negotiation

There are a lot of new millionaires in North Dakota, Montana and Saskatchewan these days, thanks to the Bakken oil shale formation.  It covers about 200,000 square miles and is the largest North American reserve of light sweet crude oil.  Most of these new millionaires had no...
01
FEB
2013
Paralawyers

Paralawyers?

If you’ve read John Grisham’s novel The Rainmaker, you may remember the “paralawyer” who graduated law school but hadn’t yet passed the bar exam, Deck Shifflet.  Now the State Bar of California is considering something similar, also inspired by...