ILIT Survives Termination Attempt

By Doug Chalgian on May 17, 2020

[This post involves tax planning concepts and jargon. Some readers might benefit from a refresher on these topics before diving in. I’ve attempted to provide that refresher at...

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Tall Tales and Back Woods Justice

By Doug Chalgian on May 2, 2020

This new unpublished decision from the Court of Appeals comes out of Ogemaw County. Ogemaw is a small out-of-the-way county, with a lot of rivers and trees. Right...

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And In Other News

By Doug Chalgian on April 25, 2020

Let’s take a break from COVID things and look at a new published opinion out of Marquette and an unpublished opinion from Mt. Clemens. Getting Greiff over Erwin...

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MDHHS Gets Busy

By Doug Chalgian on April 22, 2020

If, and only if, you are interested in more information on how Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services is addressing the COVID Crisis in LTC, click here...

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State Reveals Frank and Frightening Plan for LTC COVID Colonies

By Doug Chalgian on April 17, 2020

Yesterday, the State released policy authorizing the creation of “Regional Hubs” to which COVID affected persons in long term care, or needing long term care services, would be...

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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...

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Gov Signs Remote Witnessing Order

By Doug Chalgian on April 9, 2020

Yesterday, Governor Whitmer signed an executive order allowing notarial acts and witnessing to be conducted remotely. To read the order click here. Probably the most curious aspect of...

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More COVID Things

By Doug Chalgian on April 6, 2020

Impact Payments and Medicaid. As you recall, a big part of the federal stimulus bill is that people will get cash payments. Specifically, all tax filers who have...

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Appellate Deadlines Suspended

By Doug Chalgian on March 27, 2020

We previously noted that deadlines for filing actions in Michigan's trial courts had been tolled.  Thursday, the Michigan Supreme Court issued another order, this one suspending all deadlines...

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Nursing Homes to Segregate COVID-19 Population

By Doug Chalgian on March 26, 2020

State and Federal entities are taking steps to address the COVID-19 Crisis. Long Term Care Facilities offer some of the most difficult challenges with respect to managing the...

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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.