Brooks Legal LLC

Brooks Legal LLC

Brooks | Legal LLC is a local law firm that focuses on revolutionizing the attorney-client relationship by providing more personalized services for less money than traditional law firms.

Firm Overview

At Brooks | Legal, we're revolutionizing the attorney-client relationship. We understand that situations arise which don't fit neatly into any specific category. It may not be an issue worth litigating but it's also costing you quite a bit of money. Perhaps it's not technically a family law issue but it seems close. You're not sure what someone or some organization did wrong but you know they did something wrong.

We never charge for consultations, because we want to encourage you to chat with our firm and figure out if we can help you with a claim. Problem solving is our passion, and your problems; whether novel or common, are what wake us up in the morning. If your problem isn't worth litigating, we'll explain why, and let you know what to look out for in the future. Our firm is driven by our client's needs; not our bottom lines.

If we do decide to take on your case, we will always keep you informed about what we're doing, why we're doing it, and how it will benefit you. We come along beside you, and fight alongside you every step of the way.

If you partner with us, you can put your mind at ease. Our commitment to our clients has quickly become our firm's defining characteristic.
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Main Office
Main Office
511 E. Colfax Ave, Suite A
South Bend  IN  46617
Phone
  • (574) 383-9544
Fax
  • (574) 318-8489
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes
Hourly Rates
$150-$175

Office Information

Office Hours
9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
Emergency After Hours
Yes
Family
We understand; family is always first.
Some of the most important life decisions you'll be making involve your spouse, your children, and the interactions that take place between your family. Our firm tackles a wide variety of family law issues, including:

Divorces
Separations
Child Support Issues
Child Custody Disputes
Adoptions
Prenuptial Agreements
Youth Issues
Protective Orders (Restraining Orders)

This is not an exhaustive list of all the issues we litigate. No matter the issue, we'll walk you through it.

Our firm understands that Family Law is an emotional time for everyone involved; we'll be patient with you, and make sure you're never in the dark about what's going on.

Our firm always has, and always will, value open channels of communication. We won't charge you every time you have a question and need an answer. Instead, we'll work out a path to follow that's most beneficial to your goals, not most beneficial to our firm's bottom line.

We constantly keep you up to date not only on the current proceedings, but also in regards to which avenues you may be able to take at some point in the future. Although you may feel helpless in the beginning phases of a Family Law legal proceeding, our firm works to make sure those feelings dissipate after the first meeting.

Once we've stood alongside of you in the courtroom, we have confidence that you won't want to stand alongside anyone else.
Estate Planning
Plan for the future; don't dread it
For many people, the reluctance to plan ahead can potentially cost your estate thousands of dollars, and leave your loved ones tied up in probate and court hearings for months after your death. As uncomfortable as it may be, establishing a simple estate plan will protect your legacy as a spouse and a parent. We'll gladly assist you with creating:

Wills
Trusts
Special Needs Trusts
Power of Attorney Agreements
Funeral Arrangements
Living Wills
Probate Administration
Guardianship Arrangements

These issues represent the tip of the iceberg in regards to the estate planning process.

Individuals with different circumstances require different estate plans; your hard-earned assets are not a "one size fits all" planning project. Partner with an affordable firm that doesn't charge you for the name on their banner, but rather only charges you for your names on your documents.

By working with us to set up an estate plan, you avoid the surprises commonly associated with the estate process. In many cases, you can also avoid spending hours in a courtroom after the death of a loved one for no other reason than to establish what property goes where.

Our firm has ample experience drafting legal documents that ensure your estate is set up how you'd like it to be, and your desires after passing are fulfilled without useless turmoil. Protect your legacy; don't leave a fiscal mess to be cleaned up by your family.
Probate
Plan for the future; don't dread it
For many people, the reluctance to plan ahead can potentially cost your estate thousands of dollars, and leave your loved ones tied up in probate and court hearings for months after your death. As uncomfortable as it may be, establishing a simple estate plan will protect your legacy as a spouse and a parent. We'll gladly assist you with creating:

Wills
Trusts
Special Needs Trusts
Power of Attorney Agreements
Funeral Arrangements
Living Wills
Probate Administration
Guardianship Arrangements

These issues represent the tip of the iceberg in regards to the estate planning process.

Individuals with different circumstances require different estate plans; your hard-earned assets are not a "one size fits all" planning project. Partner with an affordable firm that doesn't charge you for the name on their banner, but rather only charges you for your names on your documents.

By working with us to set up an estate plan, you avoid the surprises commonly associated with the estate process. In many cases, you can also avoid spending hours in a courtroom after the death of a loved one for no other reason than to establish what property goes where.

Our firm has ample experience drafting legal documents that ensure your estate is set up how you'd like it to be, and your desires after passing are fulfilled without useless turmoil. Protect your legacy; don't leave a fiscal mess to be cleaned up by your family.
Child Custody
We understand; family is always first
Some of the most important life decisions you'll be making involve your spouse, your children, and the interactions that take place between your family. Our firm tackles a wide variety of family law issues, including:

Divorces
Separations
Child Support Issues
Child Custody Disputes
Adoptions
Prenuptial Agreements
Youth Issues
Protective Orders (Restraining Orders)

This is not an exhaustive list of all the issues we litigate. No matter the issue, we'll walk you through it.

Our firm understands that Family Law is an emotional time for everyone involved; we'll be patient with you, and make sure you're never in the dark about what's going on.

Our firm always has, and always will, value open channels of communication. We won't charge you every time you have a question and need an answer. Instead, we'll work out a path to follow that's most beneficial to your goals, not most beneficial to our firm's bottom line.

We constantly keep you up to date not only on the current proceedings, but also in regards to which avenues you may be able to take at some point in the future. Although you may feel helpless in the beginning phases of a Family Law legal proceeding, our firm works to make sure those feelings dissipate after the first meeting.

Once we've stood alongside of you in the courtroom, we have confidence that you won't want to stand alongside anyone else.
Divorce
We understand; family is always first
Some of the most important life decisions you'll be making involve your spouse, your children, and the interactions that take place between your family. Our firm tackles a wide variety of family law issues, including:

Divorces
Separations
Child Support Issues
Child Custody Disputes
Adoptions
Prenuptial Agreements
Youth Issues
Protective Orders (Restraining Orders)

This is not an exhaustive list of all the issues we litigate. No matter the issue, we'll walk you through it.

Our firm understands that Family Law is an emotional time for everyone involved; we'll be patient with you, and make sure you're never in the dark about what's going on.

Our firm always has, and always will, value open channels of communication. We won't charge you every time you have a question and need an answer. Instead, we'll work out a path to follow that's most beneficial to your goals, not most beneficial to our firm's bottom line.

We constantly keep you up to date not only on the current proceedings, but also in regards to which avenues you may be able to take at some point in the future. Although you may feel helpless in the beginning phases of a Family Law legal proceeding, our firm works to make sure those feelings dissipate after the first meeting.

Once we've stood alongside of you in the courtroom, we have confidence that you won't want to stand alongside anyone else.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Tanner Brooks, founding member of Brooks Legal, graduated magna cum laude from Indiana Wesleyan University in December of 2012. A native of Indiana, Tanner grew up with the midwestern mentality of hard work, dedication, and loyalty. In 2016, Tanner graduated from Indiana University's Maurer School of Law. At Maurer, he competed in the prestigious Sherman Minton Moot Court competition, and was an Associate on the nationally-ranked flagship journal; the Indiana Law Journal ("ILJ"). While in law school, Tanner interned for multiple private defense contracting corporations in the District of Columbia. In addition, he interned for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan located in Detroit, Michigan. These experiences and others have provided Tanner with experience working in both the judicial and legislative branches of state and federal government.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

At Brooks | Legal, we're revolutionizing the attorney-client relationship. We understand that situations arise which don't fit neatly into any specific category. It may not be an issue worth litigating but it's also costing you quite a bit of money. Perhaps it's not technically a family law issue but it seems close. You're not sure what someone or some organization did wrong but you know they did something wrong. We never charge for consultations, because we want to encourage you to chat with our firm and figure out if we can help you with a claim. Problem solving is our passion, and your problems; whether novel or common, are what wake us up in the morning. If your problem isn't worth litigating, we'll explain why, and let you know what to look out for in the future. Our firm is driven by our client's needs; not our bottom lines.

If we do decide to take on your case, we will always keep you informed about what we're doing, why we're doing it, and how it will benefit you. We come along beside you, and fight alongside you every step of the way.

If you partner with us, you can put your mind at ease. Our commitment to our clients has quickly become our firm's defining characteristic.

Tanner Brooks

Tanner Brooks, founding member of Brooks Legal, graduated magna cum laude from Indiana Wesleyan University in December of 2012. A native of Indiana, Tanner grew up with the midwestern mentality of hard work, dedication, and loyalty.

In 2016, Tanner graduated from Indiana University's Maurer School of Law. At Maurer, he competed in the prestigious Sherman Minton Moot Court competition, and was an Associate on the nationally-ranked flagship journal; the Indiana Law Journal ("ILJ").

While in law school, Tanner interned for multiple private defense contracting corporations in the District of Columbia. In addition, he interned for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan located in Detroit, Michigan.

These experiences and others have provided Tanner with experience working in both the judicial and legislative branches of state and federal government.
License
  • Bar Number: 33971-53
    Indiana , 2016
Education
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    JD

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