Category Archives: CMDA Upcoming Seminar

Estate Planning Workshop: Until Death Do Us Part… Then What?

Estate Planning Workshop:  Until Death Do Us Part… Then What?

Tuesday, November 7
6-8:30 p.m.
Livonia Civic Library
32777 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI

A spouse’s death is possibly one of the most devastating events one can experience.  On top of the immense grief, many also feel the overwhelming burden of “what to do next.”

Join Linda Davis Friedland, an estate planning attorney at CMDA, along with other professionals as they discuss the impact of grief, emotions and how to avoid common mistakes as you plan your next steps.  This workshop is geared toward recent widows and couples who wish to have a Surviving Spouse Financial Plan.  Topics covered include:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Collecting Benefits
  • Estate settlement
  • Beneficiary updates
  • Compiling assets and liabilities

Linda Davis Friedland, CMDA
Paula Swain, Swain Financial
Bridget Elkins, Grief Recovery Specialist

To register, please contact (734) 738-6300.

Linda Davis Friedland is an attorney in the Livonia office of Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. where she concentrates her practice on elder law, guardianships, conservatorships, wills, trusts, estate planning, probate administration, trust administration, and litigation in probate court. She also handles matters involving business law, business succession planning, commercial litigation (UCC), contract disputes, shareholder disputes, employment and labor law. As part of her business law practice, she defends creditors against lawsuits filed by aggressive bankruptcy trustees.  She may be reached at (734) 261-2400 or

Elvis is in the Building

Gene and Elvis

The law firm of Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. provided sponsorship at the recent Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Waterford Senior Center.  Gene Richards, a partner in our Firm, enjoyed talking with guests on the topics of estate planning and elder law.  He also enjoyed listening to the spectacular sounds of Elvis Presley (as performed by Ron Short).

Gene, along with Certified Elder Law Attorney Jim Schuster, will be back at the Waterford Senior Center on Tuesday, June 6 at 10 a.m. to give a presentation on “Avoiding the Top Ten Mistakes that will Disqualify You from Receiving Medicaid or VA Benefits.” The attorneys will share insightful and practical ways to avoid the common mistakes that disqualify people from Medicaid and Veterans benefits. 

To register for the seminar, please contact Rita Turner at (734) 261-2400 or