Trust & Estate Litigation

This is a specialty of Attorney Peter Bochnewich, who will treat your case with the respect, integrity, dedication and focus your matter deserves.


Probate & Probate Litigation

We have the experience and skill to handle the defense or prosecution of any litigation regarding any disputed trust, estate, probate or conservatorship process in Southern California.



Bochnewich Law Offices assists families with establishing a conservatorship for someone who cannot take care of his or her own needs.


Civil Litigation

Bochnewich Law Offices is pleased to have an enhanced litigation practice in the areas of breach of contract, partnership disputes, fraud induced transactions and more.

Successful Litigation and Beneficial Settlement in Undue Influence Case: Recovery of $4 Million Dollars

Attorney Bochnewich represented two brothers who were wrongfully disenfranchised from a multi million-dollar trust estate by persons who came into a position of undue influence over their beloved father. Attorney Bochnewich commenced an action in February 2021, built a skilled team to litigate a very complex matter involving numerous parties and counsel, and by June 2022 and secured a recovery for the brothers in the aggregate of approximately $4,000,000.00.

Why Hire Bochnewich Law Offices


At Bochnewich Law Offices, our seasoned attorney delivers skilled representation to Southern Californians in matters of trust and estate litigation. We routinely achieve excellent results for our clients because of our experience, integrity and knowledge. Attorney Peter Bochnewich understands that estate planning and probate matters can be stressful; accordingly, he makes a personal commitment to each client to treat them with the highest level of professionalism and care. Let us put our strong leadership skills and years of experience to work for you in protecting your assets and your family’s future.

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At Bochnewich Law Offices, we are dedicated to ensuring each client receives trustworthy legal assistance and personal attention, no matter what kind of estate planning issue they bring to us. Whether we represent you in an estate, probate, or trust matter, you can count on:

  • Counsel highly regarded by clients and peers alike — Our clients have given us the highest ratings for our legal services. We have also been recognized by fellow Coachella Valley attorneys for our legal ability and ethics. Our peers often entrust us with difficult trust and estate litigation cases.
  • Respect for your concerns — Serving as a trusted advisor entails much more than practical counsel on legal and tax matters. We respect the personal and emotional aspects of preparing for your family’s future, so we are responsive to questions and take a hand-on approach to addressing all of your concerns.
  • A focus on managing costs — Our dedication to helping you preserve your assets includes providing skilled counsel while keeping our fees affordable.

After your free initial consultation, we think you’ll understand why we have such a stellar reputation in the Palm Desert community.

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Our Experience Shows in Our Results

Drawing upon nearly three decades of legal experience, Peter Bochnewich offers trustworthy representation in a wide range of practice areas, including:

Probate & Probate Litigation

For any probate litigation brought under the California code, we have the knowledge and background to assert your rights effectively.

Trust & Estate Litigation

We are well known for providing skilled assistance in trust administration matters. Trustees rely on us to adhere to the stated terms and to execute each required duty in a professional, cost-effective manner.

Estate Planning

Our knowledge of trusts and estates will help you to achieve your asset-distribution goals. We start by understanding your priorities so that we can then provide a range of options for you to achieve them.


Families rely on us when they’re seeking to establish a conservatorship for an adult who can no longer make important financial and life decisions.

Civil Litigation

The Bochnewich Law Offices approach to any threatened litigation, or any situation where litigation may be required, is to carefully assess and plan the course of action to be taken on a step-by-step basis, and then execute that plan.

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I can’t say enough great things about this attorney.

I have to say that Peter is also an unusual attorney in that he is compassionate and has a sense of what is just and appropriate; he will be honest and forthright with his client, but will absolutely fight to right a perceived injustice.

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