Christopher B Johnson Attorney At Law

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

26
JUL
2016
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The Consequences of Dying Without a Digital Executor in California

When it comes to estate planning, most people don’t think about digital assets. In the past, the focus has been on traditional forms of property like real estate, bank accounts, and retirement accounts. The reality is, however, that most people today have far more digital assets...
19
JUL
2016
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Digital Estate Planning – Appointing A Digital Executor

In today’s digital age, most people have an online presence. In many cases, this presence is extensive. From photographs to online subscriptions to social media profiles, there are many digital assets that need to be dealt with when a person dies. Traditional estate planning...
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),...
19
OCT
2015
The Importance of Naming a Digital Executor for Your Online Accounts

The Importance of Naming a Digital Executor for Your Online Accounts

We recently blogged about the importance of appointing a digital executor for things like your online banking, bills and other accounts. Today we are taking a look at the expanded role a digital executor can play in making sure your other online activities are taken care of. For...
05
OCT
2015
How a digital executor can honor your online legacy

How a digital executor can honor your online legacy

Most people hope the last things they think about when they die will be loved ones, memories of times with great friends, or even profound thoughts on life. Nobody wants to think about their online legacy and worry that once they’re gone someone is going to look up the strange...
07
SEP
2015
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Why Should I Name A Digital Executor For My Digital Assets

If I die, delete my browser history. It’s a popular phrase to joke about these days, but the truth behind this statement is simple and important: People are doing more and more business and personal communications online, so what do you want to happen to these things when you...
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...
05
JAN
2015
managing digital assets in your estate plan

Managing Digital Assets in Your Estate Plan

What are Digital Assets? Digital assets can be organized into several categories: Computers and devices: content from desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones Email: content from incoming, sent, and stored messages Content from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter,...