Mayfield & Brooks, LLC

Helping clients secure their futures since 1959

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Firm Overview

At the law office of Mayfield and Brooks, LLC, we serve the people of Tippecanoe County, Indiana with the preparation of wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, health care documents, living wills, life insurance trusts, durable powers of attorney and other estate planning documents. We also assist with probate, estate and trust settlement issues. With 75 years of legal experience between us, we are focused on helping our clients and their families by ensuring their continued security. We can develop a comprehensive estate plan for you and your family that will minimize estate taxes and preserve assets for your loved ones.

Continuing a legacy of excellence:
For more than 50 years, attorney Thomas L. Brooks has been helping give the people of Tippecanoe County peace of mind by acting as a personal counsel for their most important legal issues. He and his son, Thomas L. Brooks, Jr., have established Mayfield and Brooks, LLC as one of the most reputable firms in the area. Although we concentrate on estate planning and the settlement of estates, we also provide a wide range of additional legal services, including representation in real estate transactions, small business and corporate formation, personal injury, and collection of accounts. When you come to Mayfield and Brooks, LLC, you benefit from our:
-Attorneys with impressive accolades - Thomas L. Brooks is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics, and Thomas L. Brooks, Jr. is BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. These are among the most prestigious commendations an attorney can receive.
-A lifetime of experience - For 75 years, the attorneys at Mayfield and Brooks, LLC have been helping clients in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. They have a comprehensive knowledge of the law and know how to get you results.
-Personal service - At Mayfield and Brooks, LLC, we care for every client who walks through our doors, and we work tirelessly to plan for your future. You will never be just another case file to us.

Areas of practice:
At Mayfield and Brooks, LLC, we can help you in the following areas:
-Residential Real Estate
-Estate Planning
-Wills and Probate
-Small Business & Corporate Organization
Main Office

Main Office
8 North Third Street, Suite 405, P.O. BOX 650
Lafayette  IN  47901

Phone
  • (765) 423-5454
Fax
  • (765) 420-8114
Estate Planning
Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Mayfield and Brooks, LLC can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Guardianships
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Wills drafting

Securing your legacy:
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Drafting your living will and last will and testament:
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.

Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet - making decisions that might not reflect your desires.

We can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.

Appointment of guardianship:
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.

Thomas L. Brooks Jr

ISLN: 900806375
Member

Practice Areas:
-General Practice
-Children
-Probate Administration
-Ancillary Probate
-Inheritance
-Living Wills
-Decedents Estates
-Estate Administration
-Estate Planning
-Estate Settlements
-Family Trusts
-Living Trusts
-Powers of Attorney
-Special Needs Trusts
-Trust Administration
-Trust Planning

Admitted:
1992, Indiana

Law School:
Valparaiso University, J.D.

College:
Xavier University, B.S., Business Administration, 1978

Member:
Indiana State Bar Association; Tippecanoe County Bar Association.

Birthplace:
Nurnberg, Germany

Biography:
Thomas L. Brooks, Jr., born N
Education
  • Valparaiso University
    Juris Doctorate

Thomas L. Brooks

ISLN: 908769221
Member

Practice Areas:
-Probate
-Estates
-Estate Planning
-Real Estate

Admitted:
1959, Indiana

Law School:
University of Louisville, J.D.

College:
Indiana University, B.S., 1954

Member:
Indiana State Bar Association; Tippecanoe County Bar Association.Biography: Mr. Brooks graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. degree in 1954. After service in the United States Army, he attended the University of Louisville where he received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude. He was admitted to the bar in Indiana in 1959. Mr. Brooks was an Assistant Professor, Business Law, Purdue University, 1962-1999. He has practiced in the area of probate, estate, estate planning and real estate from more than 50 years. He served for many years on national committees of the American Bar Association in Estate Planning.

Birthplace
Lafayette, Indiana

Biography
Mr. Brooks graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. degree in 1954. After service in the United States Army, he attended the University of Louisville where he received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude. He was admitted to
the bar in Indiana in 1959. Mr. Brooks was an assistant professor of business law at Purdue University from 1962 until 1999. He has practiced in the area of probate, estates estate planning and real estate for more than 40 years and served for may years on national committees of the American Bar Association in Estate Planning.
Education
  • University of Louisville
    Juris Doctorate
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