San Diego Estate Planning Attorney

Everyone can benefit from an estate plan—young and old alike. It’s not only about deciding how you want your assets managed after you’re gone but also what to do when life takes an unexpected turn.

Why Estate Planning Is So Important

If there’s one thing that’s predictable in life, it’s that life is unpredictable. Things can change instantly, and when they do, you’ll want to be prepared to take care of the people most important to you.

That’s where estate planning plays a key role. It’s a set of legal tools and strategies that determine what happens to your assets after you die or if you become incapacitated. It’s also a way to empower people close to you to make important decisions on your behalf if needed.

A clear, professionally developed estate plan ensures that your wishes are carried out, helps avoid conflict between your loved ones, and can minimize tax exposure. Estate conflicts can often be quite emotional, and when they arise, having an experienced attorney to advocate on your behalf can make all the difference.

Understanding the Terminology

When you start putting together your estate plan, you might hear some unfamiliar terms. Here are the most important terms for you to know:

Meet the Attorneys on Your Side

What Sets Us Apart

Marked by Integrity

Over 30 years of practice in San Diego County and a reputation for professional excellence.

Driven By Excellence

Award-winning attorneys who resolve even the most complicated issues and cases.

Unmatched Expertise

One of the few San Diego firms that focuses exclusively on trust and estate matters.

Creative Problem Solving

A team that thinks outside the box to find the best solution to your problem.


Our clients and their families return to us generation after generation.

Community Oriented

Our attorneys are actively involved in the local community and have been for over 30 years.

Our Clients Say It Best

I had the pleasure of working with Hilary Vrem during a family probate case. It was a difficult time for me as I was dealing with a loss in the family and needed assistance tackling the legal process. She provided me with a clear understanding of what to expect and guided me through my best options and next steps. She went above and beyond throughout our correspondence. I would happily recommend BJJ, their attorneys, and Hilary to friends and family who are dealing with a similar situation.

Let Us Represent You

When you need a San Diego estate planning attorney to help you put everything in order, Brierton, Jones & Jones, LLP is here for you.

(619) 696-7066