Anatomy of a Senior Seminar Scam

By Doug Chalgian on December 20, 2012

When you reach a certain age you begin receiving invitations to "educational seminars."  Often bright colored postcards in the mail, sometimes formalistic letters, even advertisements in the local...

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The King Lear Complex

By Doug Chalgian on December 20, 2012

King Lear is a fictional king of ancient times.  William Shakespeare wrote one of his darkest plays about this character. The King was a good man.  He was...

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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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Revised MCL 700.5501 Mandates Acceptance and Other Formalities

By Doug Chalgian on December 19, 2012

The passage of Public Act 141 of 2012 is significant to estate planners in that it requires that an agent appointed under a standard power of attorney for...

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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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“Elder Abuse” Bills Passed and Pending

By Doug Chalgian on December 19, 2012

Over the last few years Michigan lawmakers have cooperated with some aging advocacy groups to develop a package of laws intended to deter abuse of older adults. In...

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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.