LIFE AND LEGACY PLANNING
Welcome to Brown Law Offices
We are a law firm that has always focused on family issues. Currently, that focus includes wills, estate planning, kid’s protection plans, prenuptial agreements, and trust and probate administration. In the past, we focused on custody, visitation, and adoption. It remains our goal to support family relationships and family values. Through estate planning, our firm assists individuals in safeguarding and transferring what they have built over the years, including family wisdom and wealth.
WHAT WE DO
We help families with life and legacy planning with:
- Durable powers of attorney
- Healthcare powers of attorney
- Kid’s Protection Plans (temporary and permanent guardian nominations for minor children)
- Living Wills
- Advance Healthcare Directive
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Property Settlement Agreements
- Probate and Trust Administration
Our firm was founded in 2009 on the belief that our clients’
needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is
committed to meeting those needs.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and
deliver you the best legal service in the industry.
Lisa Brown Esq. is the principal attorney for Brown Law
Offices. She received her J.D. from The George Washington
University Law School and an LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown
University Law Center. She is licensed to practice law in Virginia
and Washington, D.C. She is admitted to the United States
Bankruptcy Court. The attorney has been a certified guardian
ad litem, GAL in the state of Virginia. Lisa Brown is also admitted
to practice in the federal court system, particularly, the United
States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.
Estate Planning is for everyone. It ensures that you choose what happens to you in terms of your financial affairs and health care decisions if you become incapacitated. It ensures that your religious and social values, financial assets, and family history are passed on to your descendants or whomever you choose.
What will happen to your children if you are in an accident or die? Where will your children go immediately if the guardians live in another state? Who will know what you wish to happen? Who will make the decisions? We can help you get all of this taken care of in case the unexpected happens and you can’t be there to care for your children.
Trust Administration is the process of administering the estate of an individual who has died with a trust in place. It is a private process as opposed to the administration of a will, which is a public process. What needs to be done? The beneficiaries need to be notified, an inventory of the assets must be conducted; real estate may need to be sold; and other instructions from the trust must be followed.
I reached out to Ms. Brown in regards to assistance with a Child Custody case. It was a rough period for me, and honestly I have never dealt with having to use an attorney so this was all very scary and new to me. From the start, Ms. Brown comforted me and immediately put me at ease. As time passed and we progressed further into the Child Custody case, Ms. Brown along with her wonderful team would consistently follow up with me, keeping me posted with detailed information on what's to come and what to expect. Of course there were a few curve balls thrown along the way, but Ms. Brown and her team were very accommodating and adapted to my needs. I initially was hoping to gain at least joint custody of my daughter. With Ms. Brown's hard work and amazing work ethic, I (father) was able to get FULL LEGAL AND PHYSICAL CUSTODY! Ms. Brown is fantastic at what she does, and I will always be forever grateful. I would highly recommend this lawyer!
September 10, 2018
We went to court for custody. Lisa prepared a thorough case against my children's mother. This custody battle was 4 years in the making. In court she painted a picture of the facts while protecting me. We won primary custody of my two daughters. I could not be happier. Also, Mr. Brown was a great help in teaching me how to cope with how you need to treat the other parent as you go through this difficult situation. I can not wait to start the school year with my two bright little girls. Happy Girl Dad!
June 25, 2021
Mrs. Brown did a awesome job on my case .. She fought for the truth and won .. She worked extremely hard on my difficult case and won a appeal for me and my children .. She is definitely a fighter
March 13, 2021
Lisa really cared about me and my family. I hired Lisa twice once in 2010 and again in 2017. Both times was for a custody/visitation case (I received custody both times). I truly appreciate her time she always listen to my thoughts of what I wanted and needed to say in court. She submitted paperwork on time. All in all I would recommend Lisa as a Lawyer.
August 5, 2018
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AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
FAMILY WEALTH PLANNING SESSION
At your Family Wealth Planning Session, we will go over exactly what would happen to you and your family today if something happened to you, and then you will know exactly how to plan around anything that does not sit well about the default plan for your family and your assets. You will submit your family details in advance so that we can hit the ground running at this meeting to answer all of your questions and begin designing your personalized estate plan.
Congratulations, your complete estate plan is ready to be signed! At your Signing Ceremony, we will review each document in your plan, review what it means, and remind you why you made your selections – and we can do this either virtually or in-person. We will also make sure you are ready to get everything signed and notarized. From that point forward, your family and assets are protected. This is a big moment!
During our Binder Delivery Meeting where we present your estate planning originals, we will do three really important things together. We will ensure your assets are titled correctly or if not, we will go over exactly what to do to ensure they are. Then we will review the letters we have prepared for the important people named in your plan, and finally we will discuss how you can keep your plan up to date over time so that it works exactly as designed when needed.
FAMILY WEALTH LEGACY INTERVIEW
Right after we deliver your binder, we will focus on capturing your most valuable assets – your insights, values, stories and experiences. These are the most commonly lost assets of all time, and we want to help you ensure your family has something to remember you by. You’ll record your Legacy Interview with us – the first of many you’re invited to record and add to your online Legacy Library. We capture the unique things that make you, “you,” so they can be preserved and passed on to those you love.
CONTINUOUS LIFETIME SUPPORT
We will be in touch with you on the anniversary date of the signing of your estate plan every single year. Plus, every three years we offer a sit-down meeting together to review your plan and any life changes. If you want to meet more often than that, great! We have a specially designed Family Wealth VIP Membership Program for clients who want white-glove concierge service. No matter what though, we are here always to be a resource for you during your lifetime and beyond as your Personal Family Lawyer.