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The Basics of SSI for Special Needs Planning

An individual who is disabled and who has a minimal work record may receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the Social Security Administration.  Because of the modest monthly benefit and strict rules regarding SSI, careful planning for other financial support, whether from individuals or a trust, is essential in preserving and maximizing a recipient’s SSI. […]

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Johnson Teigen Observes National Elder Law Month

In recognition of National Elder Law Month, as designated by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Johnson Teigen highlights the following ways we assist clients with matters related to their health care and long-term care needs. Advising about health care advance directives, including health care powers of attorney, living wills, and related documents. Representing […]

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Advance Directives for Healthcare

You probably have particular wishes about your health care, treatment decisions, and end-of-life care.  In addition, you may want certain individuals to speak for you if you are unable to express your wishes.  In Wisconsin, if you do not have someone designated in a health care power of attorney, only a court-appointed guardian can make […]

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Attorney Meghan Teigen Will Speak on Long-Term Care Planning

On April 27, 2021, Attorney Meghan Teigen will speak on the subject of long-term care planning as part of a panel presentation for the Madison Public Library Foundation.  Joined by a CEO of a local senior housing community and an insurance agent, Attorney Teigen will address concerns for paying for long-term care, flexibility for future […]

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Taking the next step for your health care advance directives

Attorney Mark Johnson will speak on the topic of advance directives to a virtual audience on March 19.  The presentation is part of a Fitchburg Senior Center series “Be Healthy! Be Happy!” organized by a student of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.  Attorney Johnson will cover common advance directives for […]

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Holiday greetings with deep appreciation

As the year 2020 draws to a close, we offer warm wishes and thanks to our many clients and professional colleagues. To our clients–thank you for your trust and confidence in assisting you with your important matters. To our colleagues–we appreciate your partnership with us in handling financial and legal matters for our clients.  We […]

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Mark Johnson and Meghan Teigen write about Medicaid trusts

As an extension of their presentation for national elder law attorneys, Mark T. Johnson and Meghan M. Teigen co-authored answers to audience questions.  The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) published 20 Questions and 20 Answers from the NAELA 5-Year Trust Lunch & Learn Webinar in its online NAELA News.  Irrevocable trusts–sometimes called 5-year […]

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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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Special Needs Month and Resources from Johnson Teigen, LLC

Johnson Teigen, LLC offers clients and professional colleagues advice, services, and resources related to helping individuals with disabilities and their families.  Here is a sampling of the services we offer: Develop comprehensive estate plans for our clients that incorporate the unique needs of their loved ones with a disability Prepare special needs trusts to suit […]

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