Here at Sullivent Law Firm, we are focused on the client experience.
In developing our processes, we place ourselves in the client’s shoes and ask what we, as a client, would want from our firm. From that point forward, every action we take is centered around that very concept. We believe a client should never be in the dark about their estate planning. For that reason, we have developed seminars, educational experiences, books, and more, to help you understand the process and effectively distribute your estate according to your wishes after you pass.
At Sullivent Law Firm, we have simplified the Estate Planning Process – eliminating the uncertainty and the stress that comes along with it. Ultimately, our goal is to provide a clear, efficient process where you not only understand your plan but leave with a plan that will withstand the test of time.
We are a small team, but we are a team. Standalone attorneys get overwhelmed, go on vacation or get sick. If that happens, their system breaks down. Large firms just have too much overhead and charge too much. We feel like our team is the right balance, experienced and efficient, allowing us to keep our prices lower even though our services are superior.
We currently serve all of Oklahoma.
While a significant part of estate planning involves planning for one’s death, which could involve a will, a trust, or some other method to assist in the transfer of their assets after their death, It also consists of planning for disability. Planning for disability can be as simple as determining who would assist you in the event you become disabled and how you would be assisted but can also be much more complex and involves planning such as Medicaid planning, which involves finding ways to preserve your assets in the event you have to go to assisted living or some form of long-term care. The person assisting you with the planning needs to not only be somewhat experienced In this type of planning but experienced in what happens if the planning is not done. For example, the various types of court proceedings and experience with the government organizations that could be involved. The planning is done to help people and their families avoid these court hearings and any difficulties associated with government organizations.
Probate is the process that typically a family goes through if a loved one has passed away while owning an asset in their individual name, failed to have co-owners who are considered joint tenants, and/or failed or were unable to list beneficiaries on the asset. This usually involves hiring an attorney as the petition must be filed in court and the probate rules, which are complex, must be followed.
Absolutely. Our office is set up to meet with you via phone or online video platform.
Yes, Oklahoma recently enacted the "Remote Online Notary Act" which allows us to utilitze a specialized platform for all of our signing needs.
The legal system is complex and very unforgiving. Many individuals and families have found themselves in difficult situations due to a lack of knowledge about the law or an inability to research and understand it. If you don't know the law well enough or don't have access to the resources needed to properly research and understand it, then you should not attempt to create legal documents on your own. Doing so could result in serious legal problems down the road that could have been avoided with proper guidance from an experienced attorney. It's always best to seek out professional help when dealing with legal matters, so that you can ensure that your rights are protected and your interests are represented.
We offer times to fit your schedule. Evening and weekend appointments are available. If you don't see a time that fits your needs, please contact us.
"Tom is our estate attorney. He has always been responsive, trustworthy, and provides good direction."
"Tom has been our family estate planning attorney for several years, and he's one of the best and brightest when it comes to establishing a will or a trust. He takes great care in walking his clients through each step in the process while ensuring that they have a crystal clear understanding of how it all works. We highly recommend his firm to anyone, whether you already have a Will, Trust, or nothing at all."