Probate, Trust & Estate Litigation

California Probate Attorneys


At Keystone Law Group, P.C., we understand that the administration of a trust or estate can be a complicated affair. Whether the value of the assets involved is relatively small or large in size, every attorney at our firm knows that the appropriate administration of property and assets can carry tremendous importance for all those involved. The help of an experienced firm that is focused exclusively on this area of practice is of invaluable assistance when litigating or managing trusts and estates.

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Litigation, Probate Trusts and Estates

We litigate claims and disputes between trustees, executors, beneficiaries, heirs, and creditors regarding estates and trusts, such as inheritance disputes, will contests, fiduciary litigation, financial elder abuse, etc

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Administration, Probate Trusts and Estates

We assist trustees, executors, and administrators with the administration of an estate of the person who has passed away.

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Conservatorships & Guardianships

We assist conservators and guardians in court with the administration and/or litigation of issues related to the conservatee or the minor child.

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We worked together on a difficult and contentious case. His ability to pull various parties together to reach a satisfying result was key. He was creative, vigilant, persuasive. The clients had little experience in the legal system and several were foreigners, but Shawn could organize all to achieve a good outcome. — Private Practice Lawyer
Shawn is zealous advocate, with a firm grasp and understanding of the law who gets exceptional results for his clients — Private Practice Lawyer
Shawn is an ethical and intelligent attorney and has made a name for himself in the trust and estate world early in his career. — Private Practice Lawyer
I met Shawn Kerendian as a court appointed attorney in a conservatorship matter filed by his firm. He was also training a new associate on this matter and supervising her. He was extremely professional, courteous and assisted in getting the matter resolved economically for his client. I have observed him in court and find him well prepared and confident. He has been generous, as a college, in answering legal questions and assisting with employment law questions. — Private Practice Lawyer
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Clients reviews

I feel fortunate that I found your office to pursue this, not because we won, but because the character of your office and the character of my representation was simply put, virtuous. In particular, I found Josh and Katja to be exceedingly pleasant to deal with. Their personal and professional demeanour itself telegraphed the virtues of our case. I found it personally very validating to have them as my representatives. Many thanks. — Jack
My mother and brother died. I wasn't informed of their deaths until two or three weeks later. Two of my mother's friends called me and told me that they died. I called Keystone Law Firm and I was introduce to Katja which she is an excellent attorney. Her knowledge and facts about Probate laws and procedures were good. Katja always kept me informed. She has a positive and cheerful attitude. She has a great future. She took good care of me. — Thomas W. Kopp
We highly recommend Shawn for legal services in the estate, trust and probate field. While handing a lengthy and complex case for us, Shawn faced difficult obstacles, but always conducted himself in a steady & highly professional manner. Shawn knows the law and worked quite well with other attorneys as the judges involved in our case, and maintained good communication with his clients throughout. — Charlotte
Keystone took a convoluted situation and slowly, but surely untied it. In the end, the results were exactly what I was seeking. Very crafty in negotiations & depositions. I liked that they were not afraid to "manage my expectations" back to cold, hard reality. I hope I never see a court room again, but if I do, it will be with Keystone. — Paul
I have had very limited interaction with lawyers but from friends and relatives have heard horror stories. The entire staff is knowledgable, warm, considerate, prompt and have exceeded my wildest expectations of lawyers. They know what they are doing. They turned a 2 1/2 year nightmare into something I could work with in 2 months. They listen and understand these are painful times or you wouldn't be contacting them. They put my mind at ease. If you don't at least consider them you won't be getting the best council. — Lenda
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What To Do When a Party to Litigation Dies? Part 2 of 2

This article, Part 2 of a 2-part series, will discuss what a plaintiff must do when a defendant dies. Part 1, previously featured in the last quarterly issue, discussed what to do when a plaintiff dies. For defendant-decedents, subject to the California Probate Code sections[i] governing creditor claims, “a cause of action against a decedent...
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