Maybe I’m Crazy

By Doug Chalgian on February 19, 2024

  I found this case interesting, or at least interesting enough, and with nothing else to write about this week, well… JL’s Bad Day JL showed up at...

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“Effective” Counsel Required in Probate Court

By Doug Chalgian on February 23, 2022

  This is a published decision emanating from a probate court.  It deals with the rights of a respondent in a mental health commitment hearing. In Re Chad...

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COA OKs Two Year Involuntary Commitment

By Doug Chalgian on March 13, 2021

  When Nicholas Heidarisafa was first involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital, there was no question that he posed a danger to himself and others.  He was biting...

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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.