The Main Differences Between Wills and Trusts

When deciding on an estate plan, many of our clients in Raleigh and Durham, NC aren’t too familiar with the differences between wills and trusts, so it’s difficult to decide which might be best for their specific situation. How our estate is dispersed is part of the legacy we leave our loved ones, so [...]

2020-06-26T16:21:31+00:00June 26th, 2020|Estate Planning, Uncategorized|

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|

Etiquette Tips for Consulting with Other Attorneys

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.

2019-11-15T17:36:08+00:00November 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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|

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|

How Much Are Funerals Estimated To Cost?

The cost of funerals has been on the rise for decades, making it hard to afford even the most basic options. A ballpark figure to expect when it comes to planning a funeral is between $6,000-$10,000 and up, depending on specific details. Let’s look at what makes the average funeral so expensive: · Funeral Home: Most [...]

2019-04-17T18:50:46+00:00April 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Risk A “Do-It-Yourself” Will

If you are contemplating saving money by creating your own will, you should consider the risks that you are taking by doing so. Creating your own estate planning documents may be cheaper, but a simple mistake may cost you and your loved ones a lot more in the long run. Here are three reasons you [...]

2019-03-20T21:20:52+00:00March 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

What Are The Benefits Of Having Life Insurance?

Is financial security at the top of your priority list? If so, life insurance is a great way to expand and protect your assets. Having life insurance has several valuable advantages. Advantages to having a life insurance policy: * Access to cash: Life insurance policies offer flexibility and less restriction than other assets when it [...]

2019-03-20T21:12:26+00:00March 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|