Former licensed real estate broker. Adjunct Professor of Law, Glendale University... more
Former licensed real estate broker. Adjunct Professor of Law, Glendale University School of Law 1985-2005. U.S. Army veteran. Licensed pilot, instrument rated. PADI certified scuba diver. Employed by U.S. Olympic Committee, 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Received post-postgraduate Diploma from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) as recipient of a Fellowship from the Pan American ... view profile
Henry Welles is a highly experienced Litigator of Trust and Estate, Business, and... more
Henry Welles is a highly experienced Litigator of Trust and Estate, Business, and Intellectual Property disputes. Welles is managing partner of the Indian Wells Office and chair of the Intellectual Property group with Best Best & Krieger LLP.
I specialize in litigation involving trusts, fiduciary liability and removal,... more
I specialize in litigation involving trusts, fiduciary liability and removal, contested accountings, property disputes, beneficiary and heirship disputes, will contests and trust contests, and other complicated estate procedures. I have been successful in this specialized area, including winning a $5.4 million judgment at trial and a $1.2 million appeal in the same day.
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.