Christopher B Johnson Attorney At Law

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

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...
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...
10
FEB
2016
Questions to Discuss With Your Spouse Before Seeking Will Services in Pasadena

Questions to Discuss With Your Spouse Before Seeking Will Services in Pasadena

Discussing the topic of mortality is never fun or easy, even if you intellectually understand that you and your spouse need to have strategic conversations about the future and the next generation. In some ways, it can be even more painful and awkward to contemplate your spouse’s...
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...
16
DEC
2015
Living Trusts: Protect Your Assets for Those You Love

Living Trusts: Protect Your Assets for Those You Love

If you are considering a living trust, you are taking the right steps to protect your assets for your loved ones. Living trusts are an effective tool for shielding assets, and for allowing a faster distribution to heirs. Your relatives will thank you for having the foresight to...
16
MAR
2015
Amending A Living Trust Document in California

Amending A Living Trust Document in California

In California, you can change a revocable and living trust document, however the amendment procedure will depend on the type of trust in place: revocable or irrevocable. Reasons for a Living Trust Amendment There are plenty of reasons for amending a trust. The most frequent...
11
MAR
2013
Can I sue someone for preventing me from getting my inheritance?

Can I sue someone for preventing me from getting my inheritance?

California clients may be aware of claims for trust contests and will contests, and claims for physical and financial elder abuse, but how about when someone interferes with you receiving what should rightfully be your inheritance? Last year, California’s Fourth Appellate...