Back from the UP, Reading Ford

By Doug Chalgian on August 8, 2017

I guess this post is about Michigan. It should be a Sunday post – but I’m on vacation so: Like most native Michiganders, I love the U.P. and...

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Resisting the Bucket List Mirage (aka More Naps Would be Good )

By Doug Chalgian on March 5, 2017

I talk to a lot of my clients, as well as professional colleagues, who are roughly in my age range (58). While some of them know exactly when...

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Pins and Pictures

By Doug Chalgian on February 11, 2017

I struck up a conversation with a woman sitting next to me on a bench in a courtroom in Mio Michigan this week. I asked her if she...

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Top Post Countdown for 2016

By Doug Chalgian on December 22, 2016

Because I knew you were curious, following are the plantobe100 posts that got the most views in 2016. To re-read these posts, just click on the name. Honorable...

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Sunday Morning Story: The Office in Abilene

By Doug Chalgian on November 6, 2016

Last week we had an open house for our Southfield Office. Please stop by sometime.  We’re at 26211 Central Park Blvd., Suite 200. And while you’re there, you...

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Estate Recovery Percolates in COA

By Doug Chalgian on September 23, 2016

In yet another unpublished Court of Appeals decision on the topic of estate recovery, the COA upholds a result previously announced in the Keyes case (discussed in prior...

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This is My Rock

By Doug Chalgian on May 22, 2016

Thoughts About Social Justice and Estate Planning Close your eyes and imagine somewhere, sometime a long time ago – someone stood up and said “this is my rock.”...

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Ding Dong (My Take on the Future of the Legal Profession)

By Doug Chalgian on May 15, 2016

I don’t share the gloomy predictions of many of my colleagues about the future of our profession. The internet in general, and Legal Zoom type products in particular,...

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Gilligan’s Island Meets Elder Law

By Doug Chalgian on April 21, 2016

So what happened after the rescue? These are my thoughts (just for laughs): Gilligan A simple well-meaning man, after his rescue, his celebrity status generated a substantial income.  ...

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The Veteran (with love to Our Veterans on this Veterans Day)

By Doug Chalgian on November 11, 2015

He came in using a walker – clearly shaking, very unsteady - with extensive bruises on both arms.  When I saw on the questionnaire that he was 71...

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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.