I’ve got a feeling
By Doug Chalgian on August 27, 2019
The big news at our firm is that James P. Spica is joining Chalgian and Tripp as of September 1. The big news in my personal life is...
Let’s Talk About Medicaid Changes
By Doug Chalgian on August 13, 2019
Chalgian and Tripp will be putting on a series of conversations about recent changes to Medicaid planning rules, including the impact of the Hegadorn decision, the status of...
My Million Marbles Memories
By Doug Chalgian on January 20, 2019
This occurred some years ago, when I had more time, the firm was so much smaller, and the types of cases I handled and clients I saw were...
Wrapping up 2018 on plantobe100.com
By Doug Chalgian on December 28, 2018
Another year and another bevy of interesting developments in Michigan probate law. An update: In lame duck session, both houses of the Michigan legislature passed the Michigan version...
The Year I Lost My Innocence – Again
By Doug Chalgian on December 24, 2018
I will remember 2018 as the year we celebrated my mentor’s 80th birthday, and I was able to share publicly the love and appreciation I have for him....
Judge Brennan’s Passing
By Doug Chalgian on September 30, 2018
I read about Judge Tom Brennan’s passing with sadness. I met him once under very unusual circumstances. He was more than gracious. I am a Cooley grad. I...
Sunday Thinking: Moments of Perfection
By Doug Chalgian on July 8, 2018
At this time of year, looking out at the lush Michigan vegetation, I am often reminded of one of Shakespeare's sonnets – No 15, in which he observes...
Best of 2017
By Doug Chalgian on December 28, 2017
We've hit a slow stretch. Although there have been a slew of cases released by the Court of Appeals since Thanksgiving, none of them seemed blogworthy. Or maybe...
By Doug Chalgian on November 22, 2017
Looking for something to read this holiday weekend? Here are two articles recently published in the Michigan Funeral Directors Magazine. Click on the names to read the articles:...
Writing is not about perfect
By Doug Chalgian on September 17, 2017
I write a lot and enjoy it. I have thoughts about the topic of writing, which, for what they’re worth, I offer here: Writing is a habit. I...
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