Hi, my name is Sean Nichols. I’m the founder and managing partner of Sean J Nichols, PLLC, an elder law, estate planning, and probate law firm. I established my law firm in 2011 because there was an under-served need that needed to be met for the unique legal issues that come with aging.
One of the most common questions I’m asked is “what is elder law?” Elder law is an area of law that developed in the mid 1980’s that started to specialize in legal issues with aging. It’s a capstone; it covers many other areas of law such as family law, taxation, special needs planning, wills, trusts, nursing homes, medicaid, assisted living, powers of attorney, deeds, etc.
This area of law was established because lawyers recognized people were living longer and had unique legal needs related to aging which required lawyers to specialize in these areas.
The reason I decided to specialize in this area of law is because my grandmother and grandfather experienced some of these needs when my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I saw the process that families have to go through and the stress it can place on their spouse.
If you have any questions about anything related to elder law contact us today.