Christopher B Johnson Attorney At Law

CHRISTOPHER B. JOHNSON
ATTORNEY AT LAW
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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...
18
JAN
2016
Estate Planning in Pasadena (and Beyond): The Questions You Will Be Asked

Estate Planning in Pasadena (and Beyond): The Questions You Will Be Asked

Let’s face it, staring mortality in the face is one of the most difficult things we are called do. We all know we’re going to die at some point, but it’s sobering to make the decisions that are to be carried out at end of life. Estate planning may not be fun, but it is necessary...
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...
28
DEC
2015
Estate Planning 101: It’s All About Your Children

Estate Planning 101: It’s All About Your Children

Creating an estate plan is not always an easy task. It is natural to want to avoid thinking about death. Some people believe that an estate is not of enough value to warrant working with an estate planning attorney. The fact is that if you do not put an estate plan in place, the...
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...
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...
15
JUL
2015
What is A Living Trust? Do I Need One?

What Is A Living Trust? Do I Need One?

What is a living trust and do I need one—those are two questions I get asked all the time. Simply put, a living trust is a legal document that places your assets in a trust during your lifetime and then is automatically passed onto your designated beneficiaries upon your death....
06
APR
2015
Frequently Asked Questions About Special Needs Trusts

Frequently Asked Questions About Special Needs Trusts

What are special needs trusts? A trust is created when any property (real estate, finances, and/or tangible items) is managed by a person, called a trustee, for another person’s benefit, the beneficiary. Special needs trusts are made specifically for the benefit of disabled...
12
DEC
2014
Donald Sterling

What Donald Sterling’s Alzheimer’s Taught Us About Living Trusts

It was a media feeding frenzy this past NBA off season when longtime LA Clippers’ owner, Donald Sterling, made racially offensive remarks to his girlfriend that she captured on audiotape. The taping in and of itself was more than a little curious let alone its being released to...
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