Aging in Michigan – September 2018

Posted on: Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Chalgian & Tripp

As Duane Horton contemplated his death, he decided to use an app on his smartphone to write a message that explained how he wanted his estate distributed when he was gone. Under Michigan law, that “document” was his will. So says the Michigan Court of Appeals in the case of In Re Estate of Duane Francis Horton, II. “It’s really a revolutionary case that may well help other jurisdictions figure out what to do with old ideas about estate planning documents in this age of high tech,” says Attorney Doug Chalgian,“and the fact that it comes from Michigan’s Berrien County is pretty cool.”

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