The Imperfect Bandage of Undue Influence

By Doug Chalgian on April 29, 2018

A rant this morning. Something to think about over your Sunday morning coffee (or tea). Our firm starts lawsuits involving vulnerable adult exploitation as much as anyone I suppose....

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Storm Clouds in Elder Law Land

By Doug Chalgian on January 7, 2018

It seems to me that we are living through what could be a case study on the way the law evolves to address a rapidly changing social environment....

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Holiday Presents from DC and Lansing

By Doug Chalgian on January 3, 2013

Lots to blog about in the aftermath of busy lame duck sessions in Washington and Lansing.  In order of importance:The Fiscal Cliff Law.  Among the components of the...

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Rebutting Presumption of Undue Influence

By Doug Chalgian on December 20, 2012

It’s over – at least for now.  The Mortimore case. This is a case I have spoken and written about quite a bit for the past year. Common facts: Older...

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Working on a Wire

By Doug Chalgian on December 20, 2012

My legal practice has become consumed with litigation. Litigation involving the resources of one (older) generation and the expectations and overreaching of the next (younger, but not young)...

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More Thoughts On Our New Durable Power of Attorney Law

By Doug Chalgian on December 19, 2012

In an earlier post I reported on changes to MCL 700.5501 brought about by Public Act 141 of 2012.  In this post I would like to point out...

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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.