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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 of Elder Law Attorneys), we offer the following resources:

1.  Older Americans Month encourages communities to engage older adults for everyone’s benefit. The 2019 theme—Connect, Create, Contribute—offers excellent ways for engagement in all aspects of life.  Learn more here.

2.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers financial resources for dealing with financial institutions and products, plus many ideas about dealing with money.

3.  The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau provides an interactive US map to track scams, with efforts to investigate and warn the public about all types of scams.

4.  Although prevention is the best way to address financial exploitation, dealing with elder abuse early can help victims recover financial and provide future wellbeing.  Elder Rights Project can provide legal assistance for civil legal aid to elder abuse victims throughout Wisconsin.

To assist with financial and legal matters, the attorneys of Christenson Johnson, LLC—Mark Johnson, Meghan Teigen, and Barbara Hughes—provide the following services to clients and the community:

  • Advice and customized legal documents for clients’ estate planning, including powers of attorney, wills, and trusts
  • Legal services to clients for healthcare, financial, and long-term care planning
  • Representation for guardianships, conservatorships, and protective placement
  • Advice regarding real estate, senior community contracts, and leases, for safe and financially stable living arrangements
  • Printed and online resources for clients and the general public
  • Service on professional and community boards and committees related to helping elderly and disabled populations

Note: The listed websites and their content are provided as information to readers.  Christenson Johnson, LLC is not directly associated with any of these entities and does not endorse any particular content.