A Winter’s Tale

By Doug Chalgian on December 23, 2022

  Throw another log on the fire and get comfortable.  It’s going to take a minute to explain this case. Act I Evelyn’s Will includes several hundreds of...

Read More ›

Strict Adherence to MCR 5.120 Required

By Doug Chalgian on April 12, 2020

MCR 5.120 is an important, often underused, tool to help litigants settle contested probate matters. One of the difficulties with settling probate cases is that you often have...

Read More ›

Unpublished Decision Demonstrates Difficulties Inherent in Setting Aside Settlements

By Doug Chalgian on September 23, 2018

The process by which this issue arises is somewhat confusing, but basically the facts are that: Parent has two children. Original trust leaves residue to his children 50-50;...

Read More ›

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.