The Wooten Law Firm is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Louis Wooten, the firm's... more
The Wooten Law Firm is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Louis Wooten, the firm's principal attorney, focuses his practice on representing small businesses and their owners with their business, tax and estate planning needs, including business formations and dissolutions, acquisitions, business disputes, shareholder disputes, wills, trusts, estate planning, estate administration, tax planning... view profile
Brett Thompson is an Estate Planning and Elder Law attorney. He focuses his practice... more
Brett Thompson is an Estate Planning and Elder Law attorney. He focuses his practice on Medicaid planning and elder law, in addition to estate planning. Brett earned his B.A. at the University of South Florida in Tampa where he majored in Mass Communications. After spending nearly a decade in the television news industry, including both working at CNN in Washington, D.C., and being part of th... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.