Reflections from a Costly Goose Chase

By Doug Chalgian on March 3, 2019

The crux of this unpublished opinion is whether the cost of litigation initiated by a conservator that turns out to be a big waste of money, should be...

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Prolonged Fees Fight Offers Lessons and Concerns

By Doug Chalgian on August 29, 2017

Cases about legal fees are always curious, and who pays whose legal fees is almost always an issue in probate litigation.  This new unpublished Court of Appeals opinion...

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Playing the Sanctions Game in Probate Court

By Doug Chalgian on February 19, 2017

The Court of Appeals recently issued an unpublished opinion in three combined appeals all relating to the Estate of Robert Winfield Cederquist (click here to read the opinion). ...

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Playing with Knives

By Doug Chalgian on December 6, 2015

There’s a saying among litigators. It goes like this: Lawyers play with knives but never get cut. The idea (or image) is two lawyers facing each other holding...

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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.