It is common practice to revisit an estate plan every three to five years, but it is very important to do so when a life change happens. There are certain life changes that warrant another look at an estate plan. Here is a list of some of the most common to be aware of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
More and more people are choosing to not have children these days. Still, at the end of life, where do these assets go?
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 [...]
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 [...]