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CHRISTOPHER B. JOHNSON
ATTORNEY AT LAW
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05
JAN
2019
what-happens-to-a-mortgage-after-the-owner-dies

What Happens to a Mortgage After the Owner Dies?

Given the long-term nature of most residential mortgages, it is not at all uncommon for a mortgage to be still in existence at the time that the owner of the property dies. The property itself will be transferred either due to the terms of the deed, the will the owner had in...
07
DEC
2015
Inheritance Attorney Pasadena: Fighting with Family Over Inheritances

Inheritance Attorney Pasadena: Fighting with Family Over Inheritances

It’s a situation that we’ve seen play out in dramas throughout history and in cultures across the world: a family loses a loved family member, but rather than coming together in grief, family members find themselves fighting over who is entitled the deceased’s property, and...
16
NOV
2015
difference between a will and a living trust

What is the Difference Between a Will and A Living Trust?

Will A will, sometimes called a “last will and testament,” is a document that states an individual’s final wishes. It is read by a county court after one’s death, and the court makes sure that one’s final wishes are carried out according to the terms of the will.   Living...
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...
27
JAN
2015
how to create your own will

How to Create Your Own Will

There are many benefits to having a will. Creating one is not difficult since there are many online will services that for a small fee will create one for you using their own template. Benefits of a Will By drafting a will, you are able to decide how to distribute your assets and...
10
SEP
2013
Why must I probate a will

Why Must I Probate a Will?

Why must I probate a will? A common question among heirs is why must the will of their parent or other close family member have to go to probate? If the decedent died without any assets in his or her sole name or had jointly held property that automatically passes to the...
17
APR
2013
Will and Trusts Attorney Christopher Johnson

You Won’t Get It if You Don’t Ask for It in Your Will

Over the years practicing as an estate planning and probate lawyer, I’ve heard some really bizarre stories about people making strange requests in their Will. For example, there was a 37 year old Beverly Hills socialite named Sandra West who left most of her $3 million fortune to...
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