Christopher B Johnson Attorney At Law

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

25
MAY
2016
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What Happens to a Bank Account When One Account Holder Dies

If you share a bank account in California with another person who has died or whose health may be failing, you may assume that your will or financial records indicating who funded the account will dictate how the bank account is distributed. Although that may happen under certain...
20
APR
2016
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It Pays to Increase Your Word Power with a Pasadena Probate Attorney

If you’ve ever sat around for hours in a hospital waiting room or perused your grandmother’s coffee table for reading material, you may remember the old Reader’s Digest staple, “It Pays to Increase Your Word Power.” It can in fact pay to increase your word power when it comes to...
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...
30
NOV
2015
Celebrity Estates In The News

Celebrity Estates In The News

While millions of fans are saddened by news about celebrities who pass away, these stories frequently have added drama as various heirs fight over the distribution of the estate. These stories remind us that having a well-crafted estate plan is crucial if you hope that your...
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...
21
MAY
2015
California Probate Attorney Costs and Fees

California Probate Attorney Costs and Fees

If you leave all or parts of your estate in a Will, or if you die without a Will or intestate, then your estate is subject to probate. This means that the probate court will oversee or monitor the administration of your Will including determining its validity, the paying of...
20
JAN
2015
what does a probate attorney do

What Does a Probate Attorney Do?

Probate can at times be a long and complicated legal process that determines how a decedent’s estate will be distributed. Most trusts and estates attorneys advise their clients on ways to avoid probate but if someone dies with a will, or testate, or without one, or intestate,...
15
OCT
2014
Probate Attorney’s Fees in California 2014

Probate Fees in California 2014

Probate is one of those experiences that makes some people shutter when told the will their parent or spouse made has to go through probate. Probate is a court process that is meant to determine if the will is valid, though most wills are not challenged. Still, there are court...