San Diego Probate Litigation Attorney

When an estate goes through probate, it can be an emotional time for all parties involved. At Brierton, Jones & Jones, LLP, our expert probate litigation attorneys will expertly guide you through this process. If a probate proceeding becomes contested, you need qualified legal counsel to represent and protect your interests.

When Should I Hire a Probate Litigation Attorney?

When a person passes away, their assets are distributed to their rightful heirs or beneficiaries, whether there is a will, trust, or no legal document outlining their wishes. In many cases, a probate court will oversee this process to ensure the assets are legally and properly transferred.

It’s best to seek help from an experienced probate litigation attorney when:

  • A will or trust is being challenged or contested
  • The accountings or creditors’ claims are being contested
  • There’s a dispute over a particular person making a claim on the property or assets
  • A trustee has breached their fiduciary duties, meaning they are not legally fulfilling their duties to ensure the decedent’s wishes are properly being carried out, or
  • There is a question of undue influence or mental capacity of the decedent

Understanding the Terminology

If you’re involved in a probate dispute and are considering hiring a probate litigation lawyer to help resolve the situation, here are some of the common terms to familiarize yourself with:

Meet the Attorneys on Your Side

What Sets Us Apart

Marked by Integrity

Over 30 years of practice in San Diego County and a reputation for professional excellence.

Driven By Excellence

Award-winning attorneys who resolve even the most complicated issues and cases.

Unmatched Expertise

One of the few San Diego firms that focuses exclusively on trust and estate matters.

Creative Problem Solving

A team that thinks outside the box to find the best solution to your problem.


Our clients and their families return to us generation after generation.

Community Oriented

Our attorneys are actively involved in the local community and have been for over 30 years.

Our Clients Say It Best

I had the pleasure of working with Hilary Vrem during a family probate case. It was a difficult time for me as I was dealing with a loss in the family and needed assistance tackling the legal process. She provided me with a clear understanding of what to expect and guided me through my best options and next steps. She went above and beyond throughout our correspondence. I would happily recommend BJJ, their attorneys, and Hilary to friends and family who are dealing with a similar situation.

Let Us Represent You

When you need legal help with a probate dispute, contact our team of San Diego probate litigation attorneys.

(619) 696-7066