Thomas H. Sullivan
Attorney at Law
Isn't There Already A Law That Leaves Everything To My Spouse And Kids?
Posted on: July 11th, 2017
Many people think that if they die while they are married, everything they own automatically goes to their spouse or children. They’re actually thinking of state rules that apply if someone dies without leaving a will. In legal jargon, this is referred to as “intestate.” In that case, the specifics will vary depending on each state's law, so where you live when you die can significantly change the outcome for your family....
How to Build Freedom From Court Interference Into Your Estate Plan
Posted on: March 7th, 2017
It’s clear why you might want to avoid court involvement in your estate for financial reasons, knowing that probate can quickly get costly and time consuming for those involved. But there is an emotional component to it as well. Your assets are just that: yours. And the idea of them being discussed and deliberated on in a public forum might not be such an appealing one....
The Top 2 Ways the Court Gets Involved in Your Estate, and How to Avoid Them
Posted on: February 21st, 2017
No one wants unnecessary court involvement in their life. But without careful and proactive estate planning, chances are that some aspect of your estate will end up being decided there....