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Category: Estate & Trust Settlement

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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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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Free Legal Resources for 2017

To start your new year with planning for your personal and legal matters, we offer these free legal resources related to estate planning, special needs and elder law, and all our practice areas. Visit the Client Worksheets and Resources section of our website for general information on a number of legal topics.  Several of our […]

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Barbara Hughes a Super Lawyer

Christenson Johnson, LLC Attorney Barbara Hughes has recently been named a 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyer in Estate Planning and Probate.  This honor is reserved for those attorneys who exhibit excellence in their practice, and in Wisconsin, only 5% of attorneys receive this distinction.  Attorney Hughes has been named a Super Lawyer each year since 2006.  […]

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Attorney Barbara Hughes recognized by Best Lawyers (R)

Attorney Barbara S. Hughes was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (R) 2017 in the areas of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates.  Best Lawyers also named Attorney Hughes as Madison Elder Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2017.  Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on exhaustive peer-review evaluation, […]

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