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Elder Law

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Elder law is an interesting label. For many lawyers, and non-lawyers, the term “elder law” has become synonymous with Medicaid planning; and is often associated with the chicken dinner seminar programs where free meals are handed out along with a whole lot of misleading nonsense about annuities and asset protection.

So, to be clear, that isn’t what elder law means at CT. For us, elder law is a much broader topic – it’s about helping families face challenges that often come with getting older. These challenges can include: difficulty living independently, cognitive decline, and financial exploitation, among other things.

Sure, CT can help with Medicaid and other government benefits planning. In fact, CT has two attorneys who are certified in elder law by the National Elder Law Foundation, and Doug Chalgian literally wrote the book on Medicaid planning (appropriately titled: The Michigan Medicaid Planning Handbook) relied upon by hundreds of Michigan lawyers.

To Read More On Elder Law, Check Out These Articles:

The present, past and future of elder law

The Present, Past and Future of Elder Law

Jan 01, 2016 | Doug Chalgian

For obvious reasons, I interact with a lot of people who are looking for an “elder law” attorney. The label seems to have caught on. So I will tak ...
Caring for aging parents

Caring for Aging Parents

Dec 15, 2015 | Doug Chalgian

It sounds like a simple proposition: hiring caregivers to help an impaired older adult remain in their home. But, as with many of the issues that aris ...
Plan to Be 100

Plan to Be 100

Jan 01, 2013 | Doug Chalgian

These days, living to be 100 years old is not unusual. But most people (at least most of my clients) don’t necessarily want to think about what that ...
Elder Law Litigation and the Lessons I’ve Learned

Elder Law Litigation and the Lessons I've Learned

Jan 01, 2010 | Doug Chalgian

Elder law litigation is on the rise. But little has been written about it, and from what I see in probate courts around the state, little is...

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