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Category: Estate Planning

Johnson Teigen Named Among Best Law Firms®

Johnson Teigen, LLC has earned recognition among its peers in two categories as a 2021 Best Law Firm® in the Madison area.  We are named a Tier 1 firm for Elder Law.  In addition, we are recognized for our work in Trusts and Estates Law, Tier 2.  We are humbled and honored by the confidence […]

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3 Things You Need to Know About Estate Planning

National Estate Planning Awareness Week is October 19-25, 2020, and Johnson Teigen, LLC presents three things everyone needs to know about estate planning. Be sure to coordinate your plan for various types of accounts or assets.  Pay attention to how different assets pass to the recipients, such as by pay-on-death designation, beneficiary designation, or through […]

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Top 10 Estate Planning Steps for Families with Special Needs

In a recent article of The Voice, Attorney Kristen M. Lewis writes about “Special Needs Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs: Top 10 Action Steps.”  Highlights of her action points include: Do not disinherit the beneficiary with special needs. Know the types of government benefits available to the beneficiary. Know the difference between a […]

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Johnson Teigen Attorneys Write on Trusts and POAs

Johnson Teigen attorneys, Meghan M. Teigen and Mark T. Johnson recently wrote articles for two leading magazines for attorneys.  The attorneys of Johnson Teigen, LLC are active in writing and presenting for general and professional audiences on topics of elder law, special needs law, estate planning, and trust and estate administration. NAELA News published “Seven […]

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SECURE Act brings changes to IRA laws

Because of recent changes in federal law related to retirement accounts, now is a good time to revisit your estate plan and retirement accounts with your attorney and financial advisor. The SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) took effect January 1, 2020. The new law changes withdrawal timing for inherited retirement accounts […]

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Johnson Teigen Is Dementia Friendly

Recently the attorneys and staff of Johnson Teigen, LLC renewed their training as a dementia-friendly business.  The training included learning about communicating with and working with individuals who have dementia.  Also, we learned techniques to best assist those with dementia with professional transactions. In addition, Johnson Teigen offers two guides for legal and financial decisions.  […]

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Meghan Teigen to present on Special Needs Financial Planning

On May 14, Attorney Meghan Teigen will present “Empowering Financial Independence” at the Goodman Community Center in Madison.  Attorney Teigen and Wipfli Financial’s Ryan McGuire will examine how public benefits, special needs trusts, and ABLE accounts function separately and together to help you better plan for your family and individuals with unique planning needs.  This […]

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Christenson Johnson Observes National Elder Law Month

During the month of May, and throughout the year, attorneys and staff of Christenson Johnson, LLC highlights the need for financial security and protections, especially for those who are elderly or vulnerable of financial exploitation.  In recognition of May as Older Americans Month and as National Elder Law Month (as designated by the National Academy […]

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Attorney Mark Johnson Selected as a Member of the Special Needs Alliance

Christenson Johnson, LLC announces that Attorney Mark T. Johnson has been selected as a member of the Special Needs Alliance (SNA).  Membership to SNA is selective and by invitation only.  Attorney Johnson is one of just four SNA members in Wisconsin – two of which are attorneys with Christenson Johnson. The Special Needs Alliance is […]

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Meghan Teigen and Barbara Hughes to present at 21st Annual Elder Law Workshop

Attorneys Meghan Teigen and Barbara Hughes will present at the 21st Annual Elder Law Workshop for the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys on January 17 and 18. This Elder Law Workshop will teach attorneys from across the state about trusts, taxes, public benefits, and communicating with individuals with disabilities. The […]

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