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 advising beneficiaries and fiduciaries in trust and probate... more
I specialize in advising beneficiaries and fiduciaries in trust and probate litigation matters as well as administration of trusts and estates. Utilizing a master's in tax law from New York University, my practice also incorporates sophisticated estate and post mortem tax planning. My planning practice and tax background provide me a significant advantage in trust and probate litigation matte... view profile
Brett A. Bjornson is California Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust... more
Brett A. Bjornson is California Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. Brett is an attorney, a CPA, and has a Masters of Science in federal income taxation and has channeled his 30 years of broad expertise in trusts and estate planning, family entity planning, charitable giving and litigation matters into comprehensive legal and professional fiduciary and con... 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.