When Should I Update My Estate Plan?

So you go an estate plan set up and executed. Great! But you aren’t done yet. You want to be sure to have that plan reviewed and updated on a regular basis. The rule of thumb that we use is to have your plan reviewed anytime you or a family member has a major life event. A few examples may include: You have a child …

Should I Add My Child to My Accounts and Real Estate as Co-owner

My stance on adding children as co-owners is that clients should never add children as co-owners of property. Many clients want to add their kids to title to property in order avoid having the property go thru the probate process once they pass away. However, adding kids to title usually causes more issues than it solves. Addition of child to property will cause the property …

Who Should I Name as an Executor, Trustee or Agent?

You can name anyone to serve as executor, trustee or as an agent. It could be a family member, friend, or a professional. Here are a few things to consider before naming someone as your fiduciary in an estate plan. Do you trust this person? Trust in the person is paramount. Your fiduciary must be someone who you trust to serve your best interests and …

Meet Donnie Brooks

Donnie Brooks, founder of Brooks Legal Services, LLC, has been serving the Myrtle Beach and overall Grand Strand area since 2006. He started Brooks Legal Services, LLC in 2011 and has been providing clients with personalized care in matters regarding estate planning, as well as drafting wills and trusts ever since. As an undergraduate at Radford University, Donnie Brooks studied Criminal Justice. Following graduation, he …