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 [...]
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 [...]
One aspect of estate planning that we love is that it gives our clients a plan for things they never even thought they would need to consider. Estate planning isn’t just about doling out checks to loved ones, and it isn’t even just about a living will. What happens if or when we become [...]
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 [...]