Welcome and thank you for visiting the Law Offices of Brinton Wright, PLLC. Our goal is to provide you with excellent legal services at a reasonable and predictable cost. Please contact us at (336) 373-1500 with any questions about how we can help you with your important legal matters.
We are experienced in all facets of adoption law. For more than 20 years Brinton has represented prospective adoptive parents and birth parents in independent and agency adoptions. Many of our adoptions are interstate adoptions. We also assist adoptive parents with re-adoptions of children adopted internationally, help foster families negotiate adoption assistance agreements, finalize step-parent adoptions and represent prospective adoptive parents and agencies in contested adoptions. Most of our adoption cases are handled on a fixed fee quote basis.
Brinton serves on the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of the Children's Home Society of North Carolina and is a past chair of the agency's Board of Trustees (1999 to 2001). In 1993 Brinton became the first North Carolina Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. In 2007 Brinton received the "Angel in Adoption™ " distinction from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. As chairman of the Adoption Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association's Family Law Section, Brinton participates in drafting adoption legislation and lobbying the General Assembly for improvements to North Carolina's adoption laws.
Brinton Wright and his wife, Barbara Wright, are the adoptive parents of Cliff Wright and Rachel Wright.
We offer comprehensive estate planning advice, including the creation of estate plans to minimize potential liability for federal and North Carolina estate taxes, facilitate for transitions of family businesses, prepare for possible disability, provide for the care of a disabled child or parent (including Medicaid and SSI issues), and make estate administration easier and less costly.
Each client's situation is reviewed individually. In most cases we offer an initial consultation at no cost or obligation to the client and a fixed fee quote for preparation of the recommended documents.
Basic estate planning typically involves preparation of Wills (including Wills appointing guardians for minor children and providing for trusts for the care of minor children), Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney. Estate plans that go beyond the basics often include Revocable Estate Planning Trusts, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Special Needs Trusts for disabled family members, Family Partnerships or Family Limited Liability Companies, Charitable Remainder Trusts, charitable foundations and/or inter-family gifts and charitable gifts.
Estate and Trust Administration
We assist families in the settlement of estates, including court administration, tax reporting for federal and North Carolina income, estate and gift taxes, and the distribution of assets. If trusts are involved, we offer advice and assistance in trust formation, administration, taxation and distribution of trust assets.
We also represent clients who need to make important elections as to estate property to minimize estate taxes and those who are involved in litigation or disputes regarding estates and trusts.
Small Business and General Personal Representation
With his background in the general practice of law, Brinton has substantial experience in helping individuals deal with the opportunities and problems they face in their businesses and personal lives. This may involve, for instance, drafting and reviewing contracts, leases and partnership agreements, pre-marital agreements, dealing with tax and regulatory agencies, business litigation, or purchases and sales of businesses.