SBO Trusts Are Safe Again

By Doug Chalgian on March 9, 2021

In a one sentence update, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced yesterday that “solely for the benefit policy for spouses trust will not take effect...

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Notable BEM Changes

By Doug Chalgian on March 2, 2021

This post is about Medicaid long term care benefits in Michigan, and assumes some general understanding on the part of the reader with respect to Medicaid planning and...

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COA Delivers Lump of Coal to Medicaid Planners

By Doug Chalgian on December 18, 2020

In the combined cases of Schroeder v DHHS and Almy v DHHS , the Michigan Court of Appeals’ imposes severe punishment on the use of probate court protective...

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AFCs Not Protected by Med Mal Law

By Doug Chalgian on October 24, 2020

In a published opinion, the Michigan Court of Appeals announced that the law that shields many types of care facilities from ordinary negligence actions, by deeming them subject...

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The Cautionary Tale and Tragic Death of Virginia Kermath

By Doug Chalgian on September 17, 2020

For those of you whose lives are so dull that you neither subscribe to the Chalgian and Tripp newsletter nor read the Michigan Funeral Directors Journal, following is...

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Politics and Ageism in Michigan’s COVID Response

By Doug Chalgian on August 27, 2020

The Department of Justice has announced that it will be investigating the way the Whitmer administration handled COVID infected seniors in long term care facilities.  I am certain...

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Another Stop at the Last Resort

By Doug Chalgian on May 18, 2020

Suitability to serve as guardian and conservator of an impaired adult is the topic of this unpublished Court of Appeals decision. To read In Re Guardianship and Conservatorship...

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State Reveals Frank and Frightening Plan for LTC COVID Colonies

By Doug Chalgian on April 17, 2020

Yesterday, the State released policy authorizing the creation of “Regional Hubs” to which COVID affected persons in long term care, or needing long term care services, would be...

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The “Boomer Remover” is Out to Get Us

By Doug Chalgian on March 21, 2020

Like all of you, I get overwhelmed reading about Coronavirus, or what we are now calling “COVID-19”. But being an elder law attorney, and an old one at...

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Looking at Financial Exploitation as a Drug Deal

By Doug Chalgian on March 11, 2020

This is admittedly an offbeat post. Take it for what it’s worth. General Concept We are all dopamine addicts. We spend much of our awake lives seeking validation...

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Doug Chalgian

About The Author: Doug Chalgian

I am an estate planning, probate litigating, elder law attorney. This is a blog for clients and professional colleagues. In it I offer my ideas about the state of the law and the practice of law. I believe we are living through a unique period during which the law (which is traditionally slow to change) and society are attempting to evolve to address the explosion of people living long lives. I find these developments fascinating and enjoy being involved in this evolution.