Two Quickies

By Doug Chalgian on June 9, 2016

The End of MCR 5.801(B) The worst Court Rule ever, which requires some probate matters to be appealed to Circuit Court and some to the Court of Appeals,...

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MFDA Chimes in on Funeral Rep Law

By Doug Chalgian on March 24, 2016

The Michigan Funeral Directors Association contacted the author of this blogsite and offered a different perspective with respect to, in fact, takes exception to, the conclusions offered in...

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Long Sought Funeral Fix Awaits Signing

By Doug Chalgian on March 18, 2016

It appears that the people of Michigan will soon be able to appoint a “funeral representative.” A funeral representative is a person who is authorized to make funeral...

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The End of Life Tar Pit

By Doug Chalgian on February 17, 2013

I had the most amazing client interview the other day.  A retired attorney in a lockdown unit at an assisted living facility, placed there by his family and...

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Time To Make Your Death Wish?

By Doug Chalgian on December 20, 2012

Current law provides that we have a constitutional right not to be kept alive if we don’t want to be.  That is, if we are being kept alive...

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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.