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Your Elder Law, Probate, & Trust Attorney

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Attorney Sean Nichols has dedicated his practice to assisting clients throughout legal issues that come with aging. Our practice offers a combination of experience, skill, and knowledge. This knowledge and experience aids clients throughout the emotional aspects that families face with the aging process. Sean brings a customized solution to each client’s unique needs.

Scheduling a Consultation

When you schedule a consultation with our office, you get an actual discussion. An attorney will meet with you, carefully review the facts of your case, spend the time to listen to your legal problems and needs, and offer smart solutions. We also believe in educating our clients. That means we are always comfortable explaining why we make specific recommendations, and how they fit into the law and your facts. Our consultations typically take one to two hours.

So, we do charge for consultations. The cost of most consultations ranges from $200-$700 dollars, depending on the case. Our consultations typically range from one to two hours and also include the time we spend reviewing the materials and intake you provide before the meeting. We credit the cost of the consultation if you hire us within seven days of the consultation date. This method has worked well for us since the practice started in 2011. We believe it shows in the referrals we receive from past clients, retired judges, practicing attorneys, financial advisors, Certified Public Accountants, and many other people and professionals. We have even received referrals from attorneys we were on the other side of in past cases.

Client Reviews & Testimonials

  • I highly recommend Sean Nichols. He understood what I needed and was able to explain the process effectively. He definitely earned by five star rating.

    thumb Judy McNeal
    December 20, 2022
  • Sean was recommended by Fidelity Financial and is convenient to our home. His office replied within 24 hours of initial email. The consultation went very smoothly. We were already quite familiar with estate plans and had some rather specific questions he addressed immediately. We quickly recognized Sean was uniquely qualified to provide our estate plan. His associate, Kenzie, was very helpful with timely communication and regular follow-up. This will be a long-term relationship.

    thumb Robert Murphy
    December 11, 2022
  • Awesome work from Sean and Kenzie to get my will and estate plan in place. They involved all members of the family, so everyone is up to date with our wishes. I highly recommend the Sean Nichols law firm !!

    thumb Fraser Mitchell
    November 4, 2022
  • Sean and Kensie help me with my estate planning. They were very professional and patient while I made important decisions. I had no idea what to do. I’m so thankful to both of them and very happy with the outcome. They made the process easy and we’re very knowledgeable.

    thumb sandy c
    August 30, 2022
  • Sean is extremely professional and straight to the point. He helped me obtain a guardian for my declining father so he can be in a safer environment. I'll recommend Sean to ANYONE who needs help with their loved ones. Thank you Sean!

    thumb Jacqueline Roberts
    August 11, 2022
  • The entire process to create the trust was excellent. The finished documents are well organized and easy to review. Any questions were answered and future assistance was offered. Sean Nichols is highly recommended and we are very pleased with the results.

    thumb Bob
    July 16, 2022
  • Have been working with this office for several years now, great people!

    thumb Anja Fossheim
    July 14, 2022
  • Sean Nichols and his assistant Kensie did an excellent job supporting my elderly Father. They created a complete estate plan in a very timely fashion that required very little of my father's time/effort or mine for that matter. They were both a pleasure to work with and I would recommend them in a heartbeat.

    thumb Phil Barlas
    June 10, 2022
  • Sean's a great attorney. I've worked with him for years and have been very impressed with his knowledge, service, and expertise as a leading estate planning attorney.

    thumb Dennis LaVoy
    March 3, 2022
  • Sean Nichols and Kenzie Griffin were very professional, asked questions and were patient with all our questions. They put together all the necessary estate planning documents that fit our needs. They met their appointment times and all expected timing for document preparation, recording and delivery. Overall, it was a great experience dealing with Sean and Kenzie. Thank you!

    thumb Haney Makled
    January 25, 2022

Legal Practice Areas:

Estate Planning

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An estate plan helps to plan a comfortable future for yourself and family. It also offers protection in case of a sudden tragic event. An experienced estate planning attorney understands that each individual situation is unique and that the plan should be customized to your needs. We assist with:


Conservatorship and Guardianship Probate

Probate involves the distribution of assets and inheritance after someone passes away. A probate lawyer specializes in this court-supervised process and handles any issues that may arise.

Our law firm assists with all aspects of Michigan probate including:

Elder Law

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The elderly population faces many unique legal issues. This includes issues surrounding elder Medicaid, nursing home costs, long term care, Alzheimer’s & dementia, and more. An elder law attorney helps senior citizens and their families navigate these laws. Our law firm helps with:

Our law experts provide support for older individuals, their families, or caregivers seeking counsel for any or all of the following:

  • Estate Planning

  • Special Needs Planning

  • End of Life Issues

  • Legal Capacity Issues

  • Long Term Care Planning

  • Medicaid Planning

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