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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

CAREGIVER EXPO – A Must For Caregivers!

Caregivers – Don’t miss out!  Take advantage of the  “Solutions for Family Caregivers Expo” tomorrow (Saturday, October 14) from 9 to 2 at the Suburban Collection Showplace located in Novi, MI.  This is a once-a-year event, and only every other year in Oakland county.

I will be there alongside Jim Schuster, Elder Law Attorney, for the afternoon session called “Elder Law Mini-Course for Caregivers.” Drop by our booth. I’d love to see you and personally give you resource materials that will help you be a more informed and effective caregiver.

At no charge, you have access to many experts in seminars on topics such as: maximizing Medicare benefits, caregiver health, hospice, protecting assets, dealing with dementia, grief recovery, getting quality medical care, and elder law.  You’ll also have access to an exhibit hall stuffed with businesses providing support services to caregivers.  Thousands will attend this event.

Here’s the link for more information about the breakout sessions, times and directions: Caregiver Expo


I hope to see you tomorrow!