I received my J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 2009, where I was an Officer on... more
I received my J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 2009, where I was an Officer on the Moot Court Honors Board. I received my B.S. in Economics and B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego in 2006, where I served as Chairman of the College Student Counsel and where I received the Outstanding Senior of the Year and New Student Leader of the Year Awards. During law sc... view profile
Having effectively represented hundreds of probate, trusts, and estate matters,... more
Having effectively represented hundreds of probate, trusts, and estate matters, Shawn S. Kerendian went on to become the founder and Principal of Keystone Law Group, P.C. With a law degree from Loyola Law School and years of experience at top estate planning firms in Los Angeles, Shawn knows what it takes to obtain the results his clients need. He is currently a member of the Trusts & Estates ... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.