The Responsibilities of a Trustee

We work with clients to craft an estate plan so that upon their death their wishes will be carried out and their loved ones provided for. The central document in most estate plans is the trust. Most trusts we create are revocable, meaning that our clients—referred to as the trustor in the estate plan—can change, update, or nullify the trust throughout their lives.  But a will and a trust alone are just pieces of paper. It takes the actions of people to put them into effect. A revocable trust becomes an irrevocable trust upon the death of the trustor. In the trust, the trustor names a successor trustee. Administering a trust can be challenging, and there are laws governing what a trustee can and cannot do. One of the main focuses of my practice is trust administration, which involves guiding trustees through the process and advising them of their legal …

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Supporting Equity in Legal Access

A foundational part of the mission I had in mind when I started Britton Law Group was making legal services more accessible. Justice itself is dependent upon everyone having equal access to our legal system. We do this by offering exceptional, top-tier Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Probate Services at accessible rates. An essential function of our estate planning practice is making sure that upon death, our client’s assets are protected in a trust to avoid the lengthy and costly process of going through probate court. Often, those who can least afford to have a loved one’s estate end up in probate court that find themselves there due to their loved one being unable to afford an estate planning attorney. As a lawyer and a member of the California Bar, I feel responsible for the equal implementation of the law, and I am constantly thinking of ways to ameliorate this …

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Planning for the Pet You Love

I love my dogs. They’re not just pets, they’re an integral part of our family. I know my clients feel the same way too. Many clients, especially older ones, come to me concerned about what will happen to the animals they love after they pass. Many states, including California allow for the creation of a pet trust. A previous post of mine from June 2019 and piece by the ASPCA offer some helpful information: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-planning/pet-trust-primer If you have any specific questions about your pet and your estate plan, please contact our office and set up an appointment. Happy Planning! B.B. The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Brittany Britton is licensed to practice …

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Opening Up Together

For nearly a year and a half now, the way our business functioned on a day-to-day basis was dictated by the measures necessary to keep everyone pandemic safe. As more Californians become vaccinated, and as our state begins to fully open up, I have found it such a relief and joy to have our entire team back working together in our offices. It has also been such a great reminder of the great local businesses in our area. Among my absolute favorites is Lou, The French on the Block, a delightful patisserie café on Riverside Drive and Pass Avenue in Burbank. Chef Laurent and his wife Karima serve up exceptional coffee drinks and traditional French pastries. Any day that starts with something from Lou’s always seems to turn out splendid. I recommend Lou’s to clients and friends alike. www.louthefrenchontheblock.com

Business Update

On June 1st, we will be raising the price of an individual will package and couple will package to $1500 and $2000, respectively. Our trust package will now be $2500 for an individual and $3000 for a couple.

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