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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  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
  • 5 star review  Sean helped my husband and I set up a will and trust. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He explained everything to us and answered any and all question we had. I would definitely recommend Sean to anyone looking for these services!

    thumb Randa Jaslove
    January 20, 2022
  • 5 star review  I was in need of an attorney to update my will and complete other important documents for me in regards to estate planning, including an advanced directive. I found the law firm of Sean Nichols, PLLC on the internet, and I saw that he specialized in Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate. This was everything that I was in need of, so I decided to make an appointment. His assistant Kenzie was so pleasant and helpful, and she followed up with me on everything that I asked of her as well! I am so glad that I took a chance and called this office. During my meetings and phone calls with him, attorney Nichols was professional and very patient with me and my “many” questions. He was very attentive to me when I was explaining what I wanted, and he knew exactly what documents that I needed to accomplish my mission. He instructed and/or educated me on other issues that were beneficial as well. I got everything done that I was in need of, and after all of my documents were prepared, they were provided to me in a nice convenient binder for storage. I also received digital copies which was also an excellent idea. I have already recommended him to my friends and family for their estate planning needs. If you are in need of help with Wills, Advanced Directives, Estate planning issues that deals with Probate, etc.., I do recommend you contact his office. I can only say that I am very pleased!! Joyce (Kermitress)

    thumb Kermitress Wms
    January 19, 2022
  • 5 star review  Very Thoughtful and caring.helped me decide the best recourse.

    thumb Betty Sajdak
    December 17, 2021
  • 5 star review  Very helpful and easy to work with. Overall, a very good experience, and we would work with them again.

    thumb Paul Laing
    December 2, 2021
  • 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

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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