How to Prepare a Will during Social Distancing

How are you spending your days during this time of social distancing? Many of us are taking advantage of our cleared calendars to think about those things that we never seem to get around to doing, like estate planning. Here are some ways to prepare a will during social distancing: Take care of the [...]

2020-04-14T15:42:40+00:00April 14th, 2020|Estate Planning|

Online and Teleconferencing Estate Planning Legal Services

Just about everything can be done online, through email or by teleconferencing these days:  filing taxes, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a passport online, as well as many legal services.  This is especially helpful when dealing with a situation like the current Covid-19 pandemic where most residents are employing social distancing, working from [...]

2020-03-25T16:48:08+00:00March 25th, 2020|Estate Planning|

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|