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Will You Have to Pay Taxes on Inheritance?

When a friend or family member passes away, they may leave behind some of their money or property.  This is considered an inheritance.  One thing that commonly confuses people is the difference between an inheritance tax and an estate tax. An estate tax is levied on the value of a deceased person’s belongings, properties, [...]

2020-03-25T16:50:26+00:00March 25th, 2020|Estate Planning, inheritance|

Pragmatic Thoughts About Family and Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day passed, love is on many people's minds.  People celebrate love in a variety of ways, but it’s time to start thinking about your loved ones more sensibly. What if the loss of a family member were to occur, would you be prepared? Let Thornton Law help fill in the gaps with a [...]

2020-02-18T16:17:45+00:00February 18th, 2020|Estate Planning|

What you Need to Know About Starting a Small Business

Starting a small business is both thrilling and challenging at the same time. You want to make certain you have taken care of all the legal requirements necessary to get off on the right foot to ensure the business is on the path to future success of the business. Here are some things that [...]

2020-02-04T17:21:15+00:00February 4th, 2020|small business|

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|