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Firm Overview

Estate planning: wills, trusts, special needs trusts, estate administration, and complete wealth management. My goal is to make your estate planning simple and painless, but highly personalized to you and your family. I take great pride in the quality of my work. Example casesEstate planning is the only area of law I practice. I work with families with special needs, blended families, and common estates with both simple and complex structures. Recent cases have included planning a large estate with special needs and IRA conduit planning. Most cases are with families that have a net worth of between $500,000 and $5,000,000.
Main Office

Main
3561 North 100 East
Suite 300
Provo  UT  84604

Phone
  • (801) 342-9275
Fax
  • (801) 921-5519

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes. Free initial consultation either in office or by phone. I'm happy to answer all your questions.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We do not bill by the hour for most estate planning services. We bill a flat fee established with the client right up front, before any work is done. There are no fee surprises — you know from the outset exactly — what it will cost.

We also offer housecalls and office visits to your business, depending on our schedule and your needs.

Hourly Rates

Flat fee only

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday — Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Trudy Southwick

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Other Offices

  • Additional Offices
    Salt Lake City St. George
    Additional Offices

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

We divide work among assistants and attorneys to provide cost effective services, but all documents are assembled and reviewed by the attorney who is familiar with the clients and their objectives. Drafting is never outsourced to paralegals or assistants. Our process is very personalized - unlike many other firms who run the same document through their word processor just changing the names, we actually plan and design each estate plan from the ground up, while remaining very competitive in final price.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Not applicable

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes through the state bar or local pro bono coordinators - not by request.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our flat fee billing structure which avoids unpleasant fee surprises, our personal attention to the details of the estate planning process, and our expertise in financial matters as licensed and experienced wealth managers.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Clients make the best estate planning decisions when they are educated about the realities of the current legal and tax structure. We encourage our clients to become and remain educated about these and other matters that will affect their familes.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Of course. We can help you spot the issues that you may not recognize.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

No. Estate planning is complex and ever changing. We cannot coach clients on how to keep up with the laws or word their wishes without being engaged by the client.

Brenton Ripley

Established in 2000>

We divide work among assistants and attorneys to provide cost effective services, but all documents are assembled and reviewed by the attorney who is familiar with the clients and their objectives. Drafting is never outsourced to paralegals or assistants. Our process is very personalized - unlike many other firms who run the same document through their word processor just changing the names, we actually plan and design each estate plan from the ground up, while remaining very competitive in final price.

License
  • Bar Number: 08840
    Utah , 2000

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Articles Written

The 7 Easy Steps for Starting your Estate Plan

Created On: 07/28/2014

Step 1:  Begin with a Healthy Perspective:  Estate planning is as much for you as it is for the people you leave behind.

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