Our Core Values

We make estate planning seamless and easeful, with the best legal team California has to offer. Here are the core values we operate by.

1. Convenience.

We offer virtual and at-home legal service options to make your estate planning experience as easy as possible.

2. Confidence.

We empower you with the guidance and knowledge to own the legal process, so that you understand the ins and outs of your legal documents.

3. Clarity.

We’ll never bog you down with legal jargon you don’t understand and always break it down for you in plain English.

4. Comprehensiveness.

We're thorough in our legal planning process so that your documents cover all of your anticipated needs now and in the future.
Los Angeles Attorney Brittany Britton

Meet Brittany Britton, Esq.

California Licensed Estate Planning Attorney

Brittany blends emotional insight and legal expertise to offer a contemporary approach to estate planning. She believes that a client who understands the ins and outs of the law is an empowered and satisfied client. Brittany always explains the law in plain English, approaches each situation with a creative and compassionate eye, and truly enjoys getting to know the families she works with.
Brittany earned her J.D. at Golden Gate University School of Law and is a member in good standing of the California State Bar. She earned a B.A. in psychology at the  University of Arizona, where she competed as a NCAA Division I volleyball player and was active in the mentor program for at-risk youth. After graduating, she worked for a solo estate planning attorney in Tucson, learning so much about running a small business and providing excellent estate planning services. Brittany volunteered as a court appointed special advocate (C.A.S.A.) for foster youth during that time and throughout law school. During law school she also worked as a records clerk at an international law firm and a judicial clerk at the San Francisco Unified Family Court.
After graduating from law school and passing the California Bar exam, she and her family moved back home to the Los Angeles area. Starting her own practice allowed Brittany the opportunity to create a unique business model and provide the convenience and affordability most law firms are unable to offer their clients. Brittany enjoys traveling, coaching her daughter’s volleyball team and spending time with her extended family. Brittany is a member of the American Bar, California Bar, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and  Studio City Collaborative and offers pro bono services via  Los Angeles Neighborhood Legal Services.

Team Bios

Senior Probate Paralegal Lisa West

Lisa West

Senior Probate Paralegal

Lisa West was born and raised in California and loves to travel the world. She has a Bachelor Degree in Legal Studies and over 15 years of experience in the legal field.  Lisa is currently the Senior Probate Paralegal at Best Coast as she completes her final year of law school.
In her free time she serves the community through nonprofit organizations and has received Congressional recognition for her nonprofit efforts to empower and improve the lives of women throughout California.
Estate Planning Paralegal Lucia Porcayo

Lucia Porcayo

Estate Planning Paralegal

Lucia grew up in the San Fernando valley and attended Fremont University in Cerritos, California to obtain her AOS in Paralegal Studies. Lucia has worked in the legal field for five years with a background in family law.
She is currently the Estate Planning Paralegal at Best Coast and enjoys helping clients streamline the estate planning process. In her free time Lucia enjoys hiking, going to the beach, and spending time with family.
Legal Assistant Katherine Hernandez

Katherine Hernandez

Legal Assistant

Katherine Hernandez is the legal assistant at Best Coast Estate Law. Currently she is working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies with an emphasis in Paralegal Work, at Brandman University. As the legal assistant at Best Coast Estate Law, her role consists of supporting senior staff members.
She lives in Santa Clarita and is very family-oriented. She enjoys film photography and the craft of acting when she is not in school, or working. She loves supporting live theater productions and going to new museums.
Office Manager Cristina Wallace

Cristina Wallace

Office Manager

Cristina was born and raised in Burbank and graduated from John Burroughs High School.  She holds multiple Associate degrees from Pasadena City College and a Bachelor of Science in Business from University of Redlands. As the Office Manager for Best Coast, her focus is on the daily operations of the business.
Cristina still resides in Burbank with her husband, two children, two dogs, and two cats. She enjoys spending time with family and friends either camping, traveling, or just having a backyard BBQ.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team specializes in simplifying the estate-planning process so you and your loved ones can feel certain about every decision. Start with this overview, and then book a consultation when you’re ready to talk more.
A comprehensive estate plan is a set of documents that allows you to plan for incapacity, determine who inherits your assets and according to what terms, and select an individual to serve as guardian of your minor children. You can learn more here.

Under CA law, if you only have a will your property will be subject to probate court at your death. If you have a trust you can avoid probate court and your estate can be administered privately by your loved ones.

A California probate is very time-consuming and expensive. The personal representative and his or her attorney are both paid a percentage of the appraised value of the estate. There are also filings fees, publishing fees and appraiser fees associated with a probate that you typically avoid when you have a trust. You can learn more here.
We offer flat fees for clients beginning the process of estate planning. If you have an existing estate plan, we will review and modify that plan at our hourly rate. You can learn more about our packages and pricing here.

Britton Law Group, P.C. is now Best Coast Estate Law, P.C.