Timothy D. Henry, Attorney at Law
In 2006, after being married for two years, I sat in the attic of a four
story apartment building in Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republic. The attic
had been furnished and transformed into my living quarters. This make-shift
flat was provided to my wife and I as our residence while I chased my
dream of playing professional basketball in Europe.
My wife had just returned to the United States to prepare for the imminent
birth of our first child. It was at that moment, alone in that little
space, when I truly contemplated what would happen to my wife and child
if something were to happen to me. I left no will, had no plan, and possessed
very little knowledge about probate and the laws of intestacy. Would my
loved ones, the people I hold most dear in this life, be okay?
After completing a successful basketball season in Europe, I returned home
and thoroughly contemplated my future. While I had offers to continue
playing basketball, my family's stability and comfort outweighed my
personal desire to continue my basketball career. I decided to pursue
a career in law, essentially replacing the basketball court for the court of law.
I developed a passion for estate planning during law school at Santa Clara
University. The cases fascinated me. Too often, I read about family members
that found themselves situated as opponents in a legal matter. I figured
that if I could perform work that preempted those situations and helped
people deal with critical matters in an efficient way, I could find gratification
in my life.
The same passion and interest that I developed in law school continue to
drive my efforts as an estate planning attorney. As a young husband and
father, I can relate with young parents who lie awake at night concerned
about their children and providing for their future. As a son to wonderful
parents, I can relate to trustees whose only wish is to carry out the
intentions of their mother and father. As one of eleven siblings, I understand
the myriad of issues that may arise amongst family members. With the experiences
and status of my own personal life, I am confident that I can help you
navigate these sensitive family matters to preserve your family dynamic.
- Juris Doctor - Santa Clara University School of Law
- College for Financial Planning (Currently Enrolled)
- Bachelor of Science - Idaho State University
- Spending time with my wife and our two children
- Playing golf and basketball, watching all sports
- Teaching an early morning religion class
- I learned Spanish when I lived in Argentina for two years as a missionary.