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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 $150-$500 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

  • 5 star review  To plan one's own demise is something that probably makes people a little squeamish, but at the same time, know it is necessary. Mr. Nichols and his staff made the entire process comfortable. He is incredibly knowledgeable about estate planning and even elder law. Being thorough, professional, and patient, he took the necessary time to explain what we had decided for ourselves, and provided insight to other items we hadn't considered, such as the type of estate we wanted to create (trust, will, etc). We never felt rushed, or pushed in to anything. While we did go in with ideas in mind, he knew exactly what was needed to create a solid plan for us. We came out of his meetings with more knowledge than when we went in with, so he was a good educator as well. We feel completely comfortable and at ease with our plan. This great lawyer does come with a reasonable price, and we think we got good value for what we walked away with. We have a plan that reflects the both of us as individuals, and we feel the planning we received was the best option to go with. We received printed portfolios with binders and a digital copy as well for us to keep, and they are by no means short. Don't bother with any online planning if you're not an estate lawyer and don't know precisely what you need. There are many aspects that can very easily be overlooked, which can void that paperwork. Absolutely consult with a real lawyer, and the wife and I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Nichols. Thank you for all of your time and patience with us through our planning, and coming up with a solid system that will protect our legacy. The Pipers

    thumb Russell Piper (Russael)
    October 24, 2021
  • 5 star review  Sean was very professional and helped with our needs. Very clean and quite office to conduct your personal business. Would absolutely highly recommend him and his office staff for his services.

    thumb Sheryl Bobby
    August 31, 2021
  • 5 star review  Sean was a pleasure to work with on taking care of some legal services for us, he won’t sell you anything you don’t need. Very nice to speak with and knowledgeable about what he does.

    thumb David Keeter
    August 23, 2021
  • 5 star review  Sean is a caring and knowledgeable Attorney who specializes in Elder Law. He has been very helpful to both my mother and I over the past four years in several occasions. I greatly value his advice on matters that concern myself and my elderly mother.

    thumb Mark Kovach
    July 12, 2021
  • 5 star review  Very knowledgeable friendly and willing to listen.

    thumb YNOT _02
    June 20, 2021
  • 5 star review  Sean is very responsive, professional, and explains things in detail. He is knowledgeable about estate planning and elder law. It’s obvious that he cares about his clients and wants to provide the best options. I highly recommend his services.

    thumb Debbie Midcalf
    June 7, 2021
  • 5 star review  Sean created a will and trust for my husband and I. In advance of hiring him, he spent at least an hour via zoom due to the pandemic and explained all the details and answering all our questions of the different options. He was honest, professional and easy to talk to since we had no experience doing this. We are very happy with the work done. Thanks Sean!

    thumb Christa Zilincik
    May 11, 2021
  • 5 star review  I had a consultation with Sean Nichols today about my trust. He is great to work with and explained everything very clearly. I would recommend him to any who needs an Estate lawyer.

    thumb Charles Larabell
    January 7, 2021
  • 5 star review  Sean was a recommendation when my wife and I needed to update our trust. He not only listened to our needs for the trust, but was very thorough in making sure we were not missing important elements. The timing and process were straightforward and manageable; and when we reviewed the document with our financial advisor, he was complementary of the way in which it was put together. Additionally, post completion, Sean has been very responsive to any questions from us. I would recommend Sean to anyone looking for help with their estate plan.

    thumb Michael Holzworth
    December 30, 2020
  • 5 star review  Sean's firm is completely professional, and Sean is as knowledgeable about estate as anyone could want. We feel as confident in his work as possible, from the process used, to the final documented plan. We are certain you will be equally satisfied with your experience.

    thumb Tony Wolf
    October 29, 2020

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:

  • Veterans Benefits

  • Special Needs Planning

  • End of Life Issues

  • Legal Capacity Issues

  • Long Term Care Planning

  • Medicaid Planning

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