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Do You Need A Will?

Published April 14, 2014 by The Wooten Law Firm
Do You Need A Will?

You may wonder whether you really need a will. North Carolina law does not require you to have a will. Still, there are many good reasons for having a will. Most important, a will allows you to decide how your…

Estate Planning For Your Adult Children Can ...

Published November 1, 2013 by The Wooten Law Firm
Estate Planning For Your Adult Children Can Protect Them More Than You Know

Although the term “adult children” is an oxymoron, it’s a very real stage in life when children over the age of 18 are considered adults – at least in the eyes of the law. That’s why all parents should consider…

What Tony Soprano Can Teach Us About Estate ...

Published August 11, 2013 by The Wooten Law Firm
What Tony Soprano Can Teach Us About Estate Planning

The recent death of James Gandolfini, the 51-year-old actor most famous for playing the popular New York Mafia boss Tony Soprano, was a shock to people who knew him – and to people who only knew of him. Unfortunately, his…

Wooten Wins Martindale-Hubble Client Distinction ...

Published May 10, 2013 by The Wooten Law Firm
Wooten Wins Martindale-Hubble Client Distinction Award

Louis Wooten has received the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award. Martindale-Hubbell is the premier lawyer rating service in the country. Martindale-Hubbell gives the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award to those lawyers whose clients give the lawyer a 4.5 average rating (out of…

North Carolina Launches A New Program To Help Individuals Pay Unpaid Income Taxes

Published January 20, 2012 by The Wooten Law Firm

The North Carolina Department of Revenue has launched a new program to help individuals pay unpaid income taxes. The program is called the “Individual Income Tax Debt Payment Program.” It is designed to help individuals resolve unpaid taxes and get…

Louis Wooten Named Legal Elite for 2011

Published September 13, 2011 by The Wooten Law Firm

Business North Carolina has designated Louis Wooten as a “Legal Elite” for 2011. Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related…

Louis Wooten Selected For Inclusion in 2012 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America

Published by The Wooten Law Firm

The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 Edition, has named Louis Wooten as one of its “Best Lawyers in America: in the areas of Tax Litigation and Controversy, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates. For a quarter century, Best Lawyers has…

Sales and Use Tax Two Step

Published February 6, 2011 by The Wooten Law Firm

In the recent case of Technocom v. Department of Revenue, 2011 NCBC 1, the North Carolina Business Court addressed the issue of whether a taxpayer may use a sales tax that it previously paid in error as a credit against…

Business North Carolina Designated Louis Wooten as a “Legal Elite” for 2011

Published February 1, 2011 by The Wooten Law Firm

Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories. Winners are chosen not by BNC editors but by the state’s lawyers….

Does a Living Trust Need to File a Separate Tax Return?

Published January 6, 2011 by The Wooten Law Firm

One of the benefits of the living or revocable trust is that it allows an individual to remove property from his or her probate estate by transferring the property to a trust. Because the trust, and not the decedent, owns…

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