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 am a second generation probate lawyer and have been practicinglaw inthe building I... more
I am a second generation probate lawyer and have been practicinglaw inthe building I share with my father for over 20 years. I handle all types of probate matters including wills, trusts estates, conservatorships and guardianships.
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.