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|

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|

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|

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|

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|