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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  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
    1/07/2021
  • 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
    12/30/2020
  • 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
    10/29/2020
  • 5 star review  My husband and I met with Sean regarding a need to understand how to help my parents navigate through estate planning, and the changes we needed to make in anticipation of Medicaid planning, Veterans Benefits, and other related issues. His knowledge of the issues and processes was very reassuring and helpful. We look forward to working with him on an ongoing basis.

    thumb Sue Tepatti
    7/01/2020
  • 5 star review  I met Sean Nichols when he contracted me to do insulation work on his home. In the course of doing work we discussed his experience as a elder lawyer. I had questions about my elderly father that he gladly answered. I only wished I had met him sooner as we could have saved a significant amount of money by doing estate planning . I trusted him enough to call him with a legal matter after my Father passed away. Sean was sincerely interested in helping and I would recommend him to anyone needing counsel .

    thumb Chris Leach
    5/08/2020
  • 5 star review  Sean has been an asset in helping me get guardianship for my mother. You can tell he cares and his firm has been very excellent overall.

    thumb David S
    5/06/2020
  • 5 star review  Sean Nichols provided outstanding service! We had him draw up a revocable Trust. He invested a great deal of time in going over details with meticulous care, was personable, had a sense of humor, and inspired confidence by his professionalism and extensive knowledge of the relevant laws involved in our case. When the Trust was completed, he provided it in an indexed binder, which included a "Memorandum" offering very helpful suggestions on how to take care of transferring various assets to the trust, such as bank accounts and 401Ks, and life insurance accounts. I heartily recommend his services to anyone in need of an attorney specializing in the area of Elder Law or Estate Planning.

    thumb Dr. Philip Blosser
    1/08/2020
  • 5 star review  Sean offered incredibly helpful advise for estate planning. He obviously understands the subject well, and was able to communicate it to me and answer all of my questions. Highly recommended!

    thumb Mark Yamazaki
    9/28/2018
  • 5 star review  Mr. Nichols handled my case with the utmost respect and integrity. In today's time personal involvement and attention to detail is worth so much to me and my family. I would and will recommend Mr. Sean J. Nichols, PLLC, to family and friends. A sincere thank you.

    thumb William Rickard
    6/08/2018
  • 5 star review  Sean Nichols has helped me numerous ways. He is honest, reliable, and very easy to talk to. Also, not afraid to go out of his way to make the transition easy for you and your family. I can't say enough good things about him. Your trust in him is well deserved.

    thumb Phyllis Virden
    5/01/2018

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:

Probate

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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