Estate Planning for the LGBT Community

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015 came more opportunities for couples in the LGBT community to take advantage of estate planning. With that in mind, it is vital to ensure any estate plans created prior to 2015 be looked at critically to ensure the language is consistent [...]

2020-01-22T17:09:36+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Estate Planning|

FAQs on Estate Planning

Estate planning is incredibly critical for a family to do, but it can lead to a lot of confusion. At Thornton Law Firm, we answer many questions about estate planning, and we wanted to answer some of those common questions we hear for you, too! 4 common questions we get to help [...]

2019-12-12T19:25:56+00:00December 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

How to Choose the Right Estate Planning Attorney

Making the right choice when finding an attorney is an important task. Do some research and find out which options are available in the area before making any commitments. Remember, this is the person who will be handling the ownership of one’s personal belongings so choose wisely. Here are some tips to help narrow [...]

2019-11-25T15:17:23+00:00November 25th, 2019|Estate Planning|

The Four Common Estate Planning Errors that Could Cost Money

We guide many people through the estate planning process, and we see the same mistakes and oversights made over and over again. With that in mind, we wanted to take a minute to go over some of those mistakes because these issues can cost you a lot.

2019-11-18T15:42:45+00:00November 18th, 2019|Estate Planning|

Etiquette Tips for Consulting with Other Attorneys

Finding an attorney seems like a daunting process, and one that often needs to be done quickly. Fortunately, for those of us in the Raleigh, NC area, we have plenty of options. However, many people are still a little unsure about whether it’s ok to consult with other attorneys and how to go about doing that.

2019-11-15T17:36:08+00:00November 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Steps for Starting a Small Business

For many people, owning a business is right up there with owning a home in the list of big dreams. Once the idea for a small business is there, what are the next steps? This uncertainty causes lots of dreams to not be realized or run into trouble. Fortunately, Thornton Law Firm has expertise in [...]

2019-10-08T14:13:05+00:00October 8th, 2019|Financial, small business|

How Divorce Affects Your Estate Planning

Wills and other estate planning documents are usually written so that a person’s wishes for their property are explicitly and legally documented so their assets can be distributed according to their plans after they pass away. In the face of a divorce, however, the best laid plans may all get thrown out of the [...]

2019-09-24T15:15:55+00:00September 24th, 2019|Estate Planning|

Four Things That Can Happen If You Die Without A Will

If you ask us, a will is one of the most important pieces of paper a person can own. The aftermath of a loved one’s death can throw a family into turmoil. Without a will, it’s even more devastating. 4 key impacts that can happen when someone dies without a will in place are: Loved [...]

2019-08-07T12:55:47+00:00August 7th, 2019|Estate Planning|