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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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New Articles

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:...

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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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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.