Endorsements From Our Valued Clients

The Best All Female Probate Attorneys in OC

Posted by William, June 3, 2017

After 10 years of dealing with one after another single attorney run office and getting court orders dragged out for what seem like years, I was introduce to Amy L. Gostanian's and her office staff.
I was impressed with how much she understood our needs.
After reviewing our case, she saw how far behind we were and some errors. She had our case in front of a judge in no time at all.

Excellent

Posted by a client, May 31, 2017

Amy and her staff are fantastic. This is the second time they have helped me out with our estate planning, wills, etc. Would recommend her to any of my friends.

Creating a Living Trust

Posted by a client, May 30, 2017

Amy and her staff were fantastic in figuring out how to create my living Trust to comply with some of my unusual request. Thanks for all your hard work.

Amy Gostanian

Posted by a client, May 26, 2017

We have worked with Amy since 2008 on trust related issues - from the initial establishment of the trust through modifications needed as circumstances changed. We have always felt that any suggestions made/implemented were in our best interests and have never felt the need to second guess Amy. She knows her stuff and is able to explain the legalese so that a layman can understand it. She has always been available to answer questions. We feel that she is interested in us as people, not just clients - that's important. We will continue to use her services.

Excellent Attorney

Posted by Barry Rodolff, May 26, 2017

I highly recommend Amy. She has helped my family on three different occasions. She set up a trust for my wife and me, including related documents (e.g. wills, powers of attorney, advance directives, etc.). She also drafted a trust amendment for my mother and helped me with the trust administration after my mother passed away. Finally, she drafted a special needs trust for my niece. Throughout it all, Amy has been knowledgeable, exceptionally competent and patient with my family. I couldn't ask for anything more from an attorney.

Great

Posted by Gary, May 26, 2017

Straight to the point. Very quick study. No wasted time, keeping costs to a minimum.

Top Notch Attorney and Firm

Posted by Staci, May 26, 2017

Amy was recommended to us by an attorney alternative that is located in the same building as my employer. Our first meeting with Amy was informative and we knew she was who we needed to represent the trust matter we had faced, and we were right. Our case, from what I understand was not the norm and had several road blocks that Amy and Ericka were able to steer us around and get to the result we needed.
They are quick to respond to any questions we had and always gave us the correct information we needed to move forward with our case. I highly recommend this firm for any Probate/Trust matters you may have. You will not be sorry....my only regret is I didn't get to see these ladies in action in a court room. Thank you again Amy, Ericka and staff for the exceptional work you do and keeping us moving forward and grounded through this difficult time.

Top-Notch Lawyer

Posted by Karen, February 8, 2017

Amy Gostanian successfully represented my family's interests through a contentious estate lawsuit; one, which other attorneys said, would be very difficult to win and had actually discouraged us from pursuing.

Amy, however, took the time to hear our story, and although she understood the challenges we faced, she assured us it was a battle worth taking. Amy's encouragement, and her desire to take our case, provided us with the courage we needed to stand up and fight for what was right.

From the very beginning, Amy let us know that we would be working as a team, and that is exactly what transpired. She clearly outlined the steps we needed to take, enlisted our involvement in the process, and kept the lines of communication open through meetings, phone calls and emails. Her exceptional staff and associates also provided outstanding support throughout the process.

Our experience with Amy revealed that she is a confident, experienced litigator who is highly qualified in estate law. She knows all the angles; is fierce when needed, remains cool under pressure, and knows how to provide support to her clients when they need it. We found Amy to be professional, honest, fair and ethical. Over the course of time that she worked on our case, it also became evident that both attorneys, as well as judges, respect her.

I simply cannot recommend Amy Gostanian highly enough. Her superb qualities and skills brought an arduous, and seemingly hopeless, situation to an equitable resolution. She is the epitome of what attorneys should be.

Highly Recommend

Posted by Caitlyn, January 18, 2017

Amy is an awesome lawyer. She helped my family through an incredibly stressful probate process. From the first conversation, she has been candid in all her communication to us. We had no idea what the probate process was going to entail or what exactly was going to happen, and Amy explained the entire process in plain English and was able to put our fears to rest. She has shown time and time again through all the road blocks we encountered that she really knows her stuff. She has extensive knowledge of the local court system, which she uses to her (and ultimately our) advantage. To top it off, she has been attentive and considerate to our unique situation, going above and beyond her typical lawyer duties to show my family special consideration. She has been our resource for a variety of questions, some not even related to our probate process. We know we can trust her opinion and expertise. Amy's office staff also deserves recognition. They have been awesome at each and every step of the process. Overall, I would highly recommend Amy and her office for their services.

Frederick Muscarella

Trusts Attorney on Jan 11

Relationship: Worked together on matter

Ms. Gostanian is an extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and professional Trust and Estate attorney. Her clients are fortunate to have her.

Courtney Shepard

Divorce And Separation Attorney on Jan 4
Relationship: Worked together on matter

I have had the pleasure of personally working with Mrs. Gostanian. She is an aggressive and intelligent lawyer who provides outstanding representation to her clients.

Awesome, honest and on the ball!

Posted by June January 3, 2017

Amy was straightforward and thorough from the get go! Loved her style! Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an estate/probate attorney!

Expert Probate Litigation

Posted by Britt, December 3, 2016

Quite simply, Amy and her team are fantastic. I was the administrator of my Mom's estate, which experienced a fraudulent claim. Amy came highly recommended by several local lawyers as an outstanding estate litigator. In working with her, I found that Amy was consistently calm, patient, and always gave expert advice. She successfully guided me though the heartache of extended probate litigation and with the constant frustrations of delays in the legal system. She has a wonderful balance of knowledge, wit, and compassion, in addition to being a top-notch litigator. In particular, she is a great listener and is very adept at focusing your conversation on critical legal points. I found her very easy to work with and always felt that she was keeping my best interests at the forefront. In addition, the rest of her team is just as sharp and professional as Amy — you're getting a dynamite office! After successfully thwarting a series of outlandish legal maneuvers by the plaintiff, Amy engineered a settlement that was both extremely favorable for me and represented the correct intentions of my Mom's estate documents. If you need expert counsel on probate litigation, I highly recommend her services without reservation.

Litigate Trust Fraud Case/Depose Trustee/Settlement

By Jeffrey Jay, April 6, 2016

Hired Attorney

Amy is an amazing attorney and person with a style all her own. I was referred or rather preferred to see her as my friend told her about what happened with my trust and said she was moved by it and asked to see me. She took the case after researching it to see if it had validity and substantiated truth was being told. She treated me like family, and went way over and above her duties and due diligence that she signed on for. I consider Amy a great friend with great fortitude for dealing with this area of law. She stands with poise and speaks with intelligence and class, prepared and ready with a respect for what she does and the players in the game, and that means a lot to me and anyone in position to enter that court. Probate is an entirely different beast and I say that with respect, but it's nothing like other courtrooms at all. Amy is a fighter with heart who isn't loud or boastful but genuinely kind and caring by her nature. I didn't get it at first but she showed me and taught me a lot about how the probate court works and she closed the deal like a champion. I will always refer Mrs. Amy Gostanian for probate law, planning and litigation.

Best Of Luck
Jeffrey

Probate Service

By Scott, January 28, 2016

I'd like to say that Amy and her staff at Gostanian Law Group, helped me with and throughout my probate case. Any questions I had (which were plenty) were answered promptly and with great expertise. I can't thank them enough.

Medi-Cal Estate Preservation Plan

By a client, June 16, 2015

Amy helped our family effectively prepare and execute a Medi-Cal estate preservation plan. Amy was knowledgeable, and always returned calls when my sister, father and I had questions throughout the somewhat complicated process. She connected us to a knowledgeable person who got our mother qualified for Medi-Cal, so we are assured she will get the care that she needs for her Alzheimer's. We are extremely pleased with Amy and her staff and thrilled that the goal was accomplished so quickly.

Petition to Modify Trust

By Brian, June 4, 2015

Excellent and efficient process. One phone call, one meeting, the draft finalized by email and DONE! There was a quick court approval.

Amy has excellent knowledge of family trusts and was able to modify my deceased friend's outdated trust to conform to her intended wishes. My discussion with other lawyers did not include the innovative approach taken by Amy. I was very pleased that we could modify this irrevocable trust.

Kerr/Giarraffa Estates

By Tina, May 3, 2015

Amy was amazing. She helped me in dealing with two estates at the same time. Any time I had a question she was always available to help me. Amy was so sweet and helpful. It was a pleasure working with her. I have told all my friends to go to her for estate planning.

Excellent, through and responsive service, knowledge & rapport

By a client April 25, 2015

Amy reviewed our trusts and updated our powers of attorney and did a very thorough review and made several important suggestions and changes. We would definitely recommend her expert services to anyone.

Amy Gostanian

By a client, April 9, 2015

Amy has gone well beyond my expectations! She gets the job done without delay, keeps me informed, has a lot of foresight, is on top of every detail, etc., and last but not least, cares about her clients. I highly recommend her (and her staff) for legal representation.

Revocable Trust

By Bill, April 3, 2015

Amy was exceptional in her research and knowledge of the law and how it applies. I would highly recommend her. She was always on time and considerate of what had to be accomplished. She was recommended to me by several law firms and after using her services I can see why. She also has great staff support.