Shake Up in SNT Land

By Doug Chalgian on April 12, 2024

  As sophisticated elder law lawyers understand, drafting a special needs trust (“SNT”) is one thing, advising trustees on how to administer them is something else – something...

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Federal Preemption Limits Probate Court’s Authority over Social Security Benefits

By Doug Chalgian on June 27, 2022

  This post is about a published opinion which looks whether, and to what extent, a probate court can exercise authority over Social Security benefits paid to a...

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Sperm Donor Case

By Doug Chalgian on January 3, 2013

The Michigan Supreme Court addressed a curious issue, and provided an unsurprising result. Under Michigan law a child conceived after the death of the parent through artificial means...

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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.