The Stone Law Group represents parties in cases involving Will Contests, Trust Contests, Petitions to Determine Title to Property, as well as actions by and against Trustees and Fiduciaries for mishandling trust or estate assets. These cases often arise where the person who has executed a will or trust either lacks capacity or is acting under the undue influence of another or where there is evidence of financial or physical elder abuse. Often times it is necessary to take legal action to restore assets to a trust or probate estate.
San Diego 100 Top Lawyer Civil Litigator (2013-2020) withfour decades of proven results in all aspects of litigation such as:
Actions by and against Trustees/Personal Representatives
Actions to restore property wrongfully taken from a trust or probate estate
Trust & Will Contests
These cases are usually filed in the Probate Division of the Superior Court and are tried before a judge if the matter cannot be resolved by way of mediation or a settlement conference. We can take prompt legal action to avoid the dissipation of assets and ensure that property is safeguarded pending the termination of legal proceedings.
Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about The Stone Law Group’s litigation services.
"I don't think any of us believe we will ever be in a position where we will be in the middle of a lawsuit amongst family. You go through so many emotions, like mourning. When we found ourselves in that situation, we researched and decided to go with a big firm with what is considered a very high powered attorney. After some problems amongst ourselves, we had to look for another attorney, this put us in a position to be able to make a comparison. I cannot begin to describe the immediate DIFFERENCE we felt. Ken Stone and Julia Ramirez made us feel understood in all our range of emotions. They explained the legal process and our options patiently and with empathy. Throughout the legal process Mr. Stone got things done efficiently! In our case he had to deal with two other opposing attorneys and he was always the one to get things going. We belong to the small percentage that actually go through trial and don't settle. He was very thorough and knew every aspect of our case, different businesses and family dynamics. We went to trial and he won our case! Having dealt with another prestigious firm, I can tell you we spent money elsewhere we wouldn't have at Stone Law Group! My brother, my sister and I are so grateful, not only because they are great and won, but also because of their understanding of our personal situation and their efficiency! Thank you so much, Mr. Stone and Ms. Ramirez!"
"Ken represented myself and another client in a complex litigation matter. While speaking only for myself, I can attest to the fact that we were both extremely satisfied ,not only with Ken, but with his entire staff. Ken took every opportunity to reassure us and to help us find the best outcome. He was attentive to our legal and personal needs and I feel that we received the best possible resolution that we could receive. He is a highly knowledgeable litigator and was always clear and concise on the steps that needed to be taken. Thank you Ken."
"Ken came highly recommended by the attorney who prepared our trust. I came to Ken Stone with a long, complicated story and unsure what to expect. Ken was kind and patient with me as I told my story. He took my case. He cautioned me that it would take 3 years, be costly, and that we would prevail. He was correct on all counts. Ken and his team worked diligently to achieve our desired end. I have never been involved in a lawsuit before, it is stressful, avoid it if you can, but if you must be involved in one, Ken Stone is the attorney you will want to represent you. If we have other legal needs, Ken will be our first choice for his honesty, knowledge, expertise, shrewd legal mind, and his humanity. He's the best!"
"He was awesome! Mr. Stone was very attentive, calm, empathetic and sensitive towards our needs and the long legal process that we were going through in our family. He was also very sharp with details, he would always put us at ease whenever we worried about something. He was always on top of things, and very important he would always take our calls. We could have not picked a better person and attorney for our father's case. We will always be grateful to him. "
"I was involved as one of 17 beneficiaries in my cousin’s questionable Will. I was a first cousin and had no idea of our relatives! Ken did a superb job, followed up, and kept us informed along the way. This was complicated because she was not married and had no children, she had a home car, etc. I live in Northern California and this took place in San Diego. My phone calls and emails were all always returned. I highly recommend Ken."