Christopher B Johnson Attorney At Law

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

14
NOV
2016
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How Estate Planning Can Help Your Loved Ones Make Money After Death

There are a lot of theories and beliefs about what happens to us after we die, but one thing we know for sure is that death puts a definite crimp on our ability to go out and put in a solid day’s work at the office. That said, for entrepreneurs and investors who make the right...
17
OCT
2016
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How to Prevent Executors From Making These Common Mistakes

If you have already named an executor for your estate, then you have taken the first steps to making sure your family and loved ones will be taken care of after your passing. But, unfortunately, many executors end up making costly mistakes which lower the value of the estate you...
22
SEP
2016
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Legacy Planning: Wills and Estate Planning for Dummies

It’s okay to admit it — you’re vaguely aware that you’re supposed to be creating a will or figuring out your estate planning, but you’re not even sure exactly what that means or where to begin. Not only is it okay to admit it, but being undereducated about wills and estate...
15
AUG
2016
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What Do Estate Planning Attorneys Do?

It’s an unfortunate fact that most Americans do not engage in estate planning, in the same way that most Americans do not properly save for retirement. And many of those who do attempt to do some estate planning often try to go it alone, through relying on basic investing...
02
AUG
2016
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LegalZoom or A Lawyer? The Truth About DIY Wills

Let’s be honest—no one likes to think about planning for their own death. For that reason, many people put off estate planning until it’s too late. Alternatively, they try to find the quickest and easiest solution to drafting a will, thinking that it doesn’t really matter. The...
13
JUL
2016
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What Life Events Should Make Me Change My Will?

Estate planning is crucial to ensuring that your loved ones are taken care of after you’re gone. While finalizing your will can feel like a major accomplishment, it’s important to remember that your work isn’t necessarily done. Wills are working documents that may need to be...
24
JUN
2016
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Whitney Houston’s Estate vs. The Academy: Can Your Estate Be Forced to Return Property?

It’s been over four years since world-famous R&B singer Whitney Houston was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel on the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards. Now, another awards show organization – the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences – is suing an auction house...
07
JUN
2016
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What Marvin Gaye’s Estate Can Teach Us About Estate Debt

Legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father April 1, 1984 at the home they shared in Los Angeles. While Gaye’s name may not be as recognizable to younger listeners as Michael Jackson or Prince, both of those singers followed in his footsteps, and Gaye recorded a...
16
MAY
2016
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A Lost or Destroyed Will: Estate Litigation in California

A will is a public document outlining his or her wishes with regard to distribution of the estate after death. But, because many people wisely create wills long before their death while unwisely failing to keep the will in a safe, accessible place, in many cases that will ends up...
09
MAY
2016
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Prince’s Death Demonstrates Consequences of Not Creating a Will

For the past week, the world has been mourning the death and celebrating the life of Prince, one of the most beloved and best-selling performing artists of all time. Questions still remain as to the cause of Prince’s death, but what has been revealed in the past few days is that,...