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|

6 Legal Steps to Take as Newlyweds

Congratulations to the lovebirds who just got married or are prepping for the big day! In all the hustle and bustle (and love) that surrounds the wedding, it can be easy to forget about the legalities that come with officially being married. Don’t worry, Thornton Law Firm compiled an essential to-do list and is here [...]

2019-08-06T18:38:29+00:00August 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Best Age To Have An Estate Plan

Estate planning is one of those adulting things that tends to be put off by many people. When is the right age to create an estate plan? The right time is as soon as possible, and it should be revisited often as life progresses. Here’s a breakdown of what estate planning goals should look [...]

2019-06-27T12:22:00+00:00June 27th, 2019|Estate Planning|

Five Parts to A Good Operating Agreement

Congratulations on forming an LLC! Now there’s another step to take: creating a solid operating agreement. An operating agreement is just that - a legal document where the members of an LLC agree to how the business should operate. Seems simple, but this contract will set the tone of your business, so it’s important to [...]

2019-06-03T19:56:17+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Three Types Of Clients We Help The Most

At Thornton Law, we specialize in family, estates and health care directives in the Raleigh-Durham area.  Beyond that, what we do is help people achieve legal security. There are certain groups of people that benefit the most from our expertise. The three types of clients we help the most are: Newlyweds: Wedding season is just around [...]

2019-06-02T15:18:02+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Leading Causes of Death in The United States

Millions of Americans are affected by chronic conditions each year.  In February 2018, the CDC reported the leading causes of death in the U.S. which included: heart disease, cancer, accidents, and stroke. Why is this information important to you? As a Raleigh estate planning attorney, I see many of my clients that are facing situations [...]

2019-06-01T18:03:52+00:00June 1st, 2019|Estate Planning|

Steps To Starting A Small Business

Have you always wanted to own your own business?  Starting a small business can seem overwhelming, but isn’t always the case.  With a little planning, decision making, and legal paperwork you will have your business up and running in no time! Here is what it takes to start a small business: Write a business plan. [...]

2019-05-03T21:44:07+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Acquisitions|