Deborah Welch has been practicing law in the areas of estate planning, probate, tax law and business entities since 1977. Well-recognized for her approach to this complex field, she listens carefully to her clients´ needs and desires for preserving their legacy. Her clients also appreciate her ability to communicate their proposals and options clearly and understandably.
Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and Probate Law, Ms. Welch has spoken and written extensively on the topics of probate and estate planning to inform the public about these important issues. She has published several important articles, including information about living trust mills. Ms. Welch has also worked closely with several senior citizen organizations - including the Widowed Persons Service and the Amarillo Senior Citizens Association - as well as served as pro bono legal counsel for many local organizations.
Ms. Welch´s current areas of practice include the planning and preparation of:
- Wills and trusts
- Estate planning
- Business entities succession
- Marital agreements
- Charitable gift planning
- Shareholder buy and sell agreements
- Trust modifications and revocations
- Probate - including independent and dependent administrations
- Tax issues
- Asset protection
A native of Perryton, Texas, Chris Wright has practiced in the areas of estate planning, probate, elder law and business transactions since 1996. His estate planning practice includes planning for all types and sizes of estates, with a special emphasis on planning for elderly clients who may need long-term care services or qualification for Medicaid benefits. He also works closely with families with members who have special needs.
Chris also has years of experience in advising individual and corporate fiduciaries in their roles as trustees of trusts and executors of estates. In his business planning practice, he specializes in the creation and handling of all types of business entities and transactions. A graduate of Oklahoma State University and Texas Tech School of Law, he is a member of the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys; the Amarillo Area Estate Planning Council; and of the Business Law, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law sections of the Texas State Bar.
Chris´ practice includes the planning and preparation of:
- Powers of attorney
- Medicaid applications (preparation and filing)
- Business and commercial transactions - including asset and stock sales or purchases
- Business formation
- Business documents - such as buy/sell agreements
- Probate - including independent and dependent administration