Thomas H. Sullivan
Attorney at Law
Latest Blog Posts
Kids Going Away To College?
Posted on: August 20th, 2019
You may have been running around for weeks, getting your new college student off to school. It's exhilarating, and your heart likely is bursting at the seams. You're probably prouder than words can express, but you’re also a little afraid, too. How can you make sure your kid is going to be safe at school, their new home away from home? A new, matching Bed Bath and Beyond sheet set for the dorm sounds great, but it just doesn't seem like quite enough, does it? So what else can you do?...
Informal Probate Can’t Be As Bad As Formal Probate, Right?
Posted on: August 10th, 2019
The loss of a loved one comes with many unexpected challenges. Losing a beloved relative or friend can be overwhelming, and the process of handling their affairs in the wake of such a loss only adds to the stress. Many families are eager to tie up loose ends and distribute the assets of the deceased. To do so, formal or informal probate will need to occur....
HIPAA: An Overview for Young Adults
Posted on: August 6th, 2019
The Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted to provide guidelines to the healthcare industry for protecting patient information and privacy. For minors, this is a non-issue because parents, as legal guardians, have access to their children’s medical information and are the ones making most of the medical decisions, as well as paying the expenses. However, once the individual turns 18 years old, he or she is no longer a minor. This means that the hospitals and doctor’s offices must safeguard the patient’s information from everyone, including the parents....
Will vs. Trust: Which is Right for You?
Posted on: July 31st, 2019
When you sit down to create your estate plan, there are likely dozens of questions running through your mind. Who should get possession of your home? Who should run the family business? Will you create a college fund for your grandkids? What charity should you donate to? The options can be dizzying....
Being Deployed? Here’s What You Need to Do
Posted on: July 20th, 2019
You just received your orders, and you will be deployed shortly. No matter the time frame, there is still time to make sure your affairs are in order....
The Role of an Agent Under a Power of Attorney
Posted on: July 20th, 2019
For most people, the phrase “power of attorney” means very little. Even for those educated on the subject, it is easy to forget exactly who serves what role and why. Whether you are unfamiliar with the concept or simply need of a refresher, keep reading to learn what it means to be an agent under a power of attorney....