The Fix Is In

By Doug Chalgian on May 11, 2018

In the process of probate administration, there are certain “allowances” that are paid “off the top” before creditors and beneficiaries get what they have coming.   Among those is...

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MSC Takes Its Shot at Estate Recovery

By Doug Chalgian on August 1, 2017

The Michigan Supreme Court has released an opinion in four combined cases all involving Michigan's Medicaid Estate Recovery Program.  As we've learned from prior posts, the Michigan Court of Appeals...

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Estate Recovery – Last Gasp or Second Wind

By Doug Chalgian on January 11, 2017

Thursday, January 12, the Michigan Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in several combined matters all relating to the issue of Medicaid estate recovery. The main...

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A Bridge Too Far

By Doug Chalgian on October 19, 2016

When clients come in with really difficult problems, we all try to come up with creative solutions to get them out of the jam. But there is a...

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New Policy undermines LTC Partnership Insurance Benefits

By Doug Chalgian on July 22, 2016

Foolish me. I got excited about the implementation of a long term care insurance partnership program in Michigan, and have written about it here several times. As previously...

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Nothing New: DCH Wins Again

By Doug Chalgian on July 20, 2016

The Court of Appeals has issued yet another published opinion re Michigan's Medicaid Estate Recovery Program.  Click here to read In Re Estate of Catherine Klein.  The case...

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And So It Ends – Perhaps

By Doug Chalgian on March 2, 2016

The Ketchum case discussed in more detail in a prior post was just released. It is a published Court of Appeals opinion.  Click here to read the case....

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Estate Recovery Timing Rule Clarified

By Doug Chalgian on February 6, 2016

The Court of Appeals issued a published opinion in four estate recovery cases that were combined for the purpose of this opinion. Click here to read the opinion....

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Ketching Up on Estate Recovery

By Doug Chalgian on February 1, 2016

Tomorrow, Tuesday, is a red letter day in the elder law world. The Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the matter of In Re Estate of...

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Important October BEM Changes

By Doug Chalgian on September 15, 2015

DHHS released new BEM language to take effect October 1, 2015. Click here to read them. Of particular note are the new provisions for long term care partnership...

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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.