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Robert T. Brooks

Guardianship Attorney at Yorktown, VA

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Robert Brooks, Robert T Brooks


Licensed for 14 years

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Guardianship
    20%
    Filing the proper documents to have a Guardian and/or Conservator appointed for your loved one, or defending you from a Guardianship and/or Conservatorship being ordered against you.

    14 years

  2. Elder law
    10%
    Developing estate plans that benefit you and your loved ones now and in the future

    14 years

  3. Estate planning
    10%
    Developing estate plans that protect you and your loved ones, now and in the future.

    14 years

  4. Litigation
    10%
    Representing clients in Will or Trust disputes, Power of Attorney abuse matters, and contested Guardianships.

    14 years

  5. Medicaid and medicare
    10%
    Developing a plan to qualify your loved one for Medicaid in order to preserve assets.

    14 years

  6. Power of attorney
    10%
    Developing detailed Power of Attorney's to plan for more than simply paying your bills.

    14 years

  7. Probate
    10%
    Handling the process of probating your loved ones Will so that you do not have to deal with the added burden and stress at an already difficult time.

    14 years

  8. Trusts
    10%
    Developing Trust plans with your family dynamics in mind.

    14 years

  9. Wills and living wills
    10%
    Developing Wills and Living Wills to your specifications for the benefit of you and your loved ones.

    14 years

I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Denver and my Juris Doctorate degree from the Appalachian School of Law. I have practiced law in Virginia since 2008 and have represented clients in cases involving divorce, custody, child support, protective orders, evictions, third-party debt collectors, personal injury, estate litigation, estate planning, guardianships, conservatorships, and other civil matters.

I have been with The Heritage Law Group since 2015 and currently focus my practice on estate planning, guardianships, conservatorships, fiduciary services (acting as Trustee or Power of Attorney), and litigation. I am an active member of the Virginia Peninsula Estate Planning Council and the I’Anson Hoffman American Inn of Court. I am proud to have been a part of changing Virginia guardianship law and was honored to speak in front of the Virginia General Assembly in support of the change.

I have lived all over the country, but for the last 10 years I have been a resident of the peninsula. My family and I enjoy swimming, boating, camping, all sports, and spending time with loved ones. I have been a Denver Broncos fan since childhood, and a Virginia Cavalier fan by marriage.

I pride myself in creating an inviting atmosphere for my clients, as well as, working cordially with the opposing counsel or non-represented party if litigation is involved.  I look forward to many more years practicing law in Hampton Roads and welcome your call to see what I and The Heritage Law Group can do for you.

Licensed for 14 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 05/21/2018

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Robert

Susan I. Jean & Associates PC d/b/a The Heritage Law Group
1700-D George Washington Memorial Hwy
Yorktown, VA, 23693
Susan I. Jean & Associates PC d/b/a The Heritage Law Group
430 McLaws Circle, Suite 100
Williamsburg, VA, 23185
Susan I. Jean & Associates PC d/b/a The Heritage Law Group
6558 Main Street, Suite 2
Gloucester, VA, 23061
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Posted by Richard | June 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will preparation
Used Roberts expertise to develop my and my wife’s will and other estate documents. Robert carefully and completely walked us through the process by first doing an extensive review of us, our ages, current situation and desires and needs. In the end we have a very thorough set of official documents available for our children when the time comes. Extremely pleased with the service Robert provided
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Posted by Shawn | March 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Attorney Brooks assist my brother and I will our will, power of attorney, etc..needs. He took the time to explain and very knowledgeable. He is highly recommended!!!
Posted by Pam | February 11, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Pam
Very helpful. Compassionate. Realistic. Knowledgeable. Strongly recommend him.
Posted by NanC | February 4, 2022
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Senior Moment
My husband has gone through a health challenge that made everyone stop and question - is everything in order? I spoke with Lawyer Brooks over the phone and he answered every question that I had. He gave me guidelines to help start the process of making sure all our legal papers were updated and what they need to include. He was very compassionate and professional and I will have him review and advise us in person soon.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2021
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Honest feedback
Mr. Brooks is a very detailed, professional in the lawyer practicing field. His relentless attention to detail is noticed and he conversates with clients in an approachable down to earth communicative way. If you are looking for a dependable, reputable lawyer, do not pass Brooks in your lawyer search.
Posted by fred | May 4, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
ATTORNEY ROBERT T. BROOKS
ATTORNEY BROOKS WAS EXCELLENT IN HELPING ME AND SISTER FINALIZE OUR LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT HE WAS VERY THROUGH AND HELP US GUIDE THRU THE PROCESS STEP BY STEP I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM FOR ANY LEGAL DEALINGS
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2021
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Satisfied Guardian
Mr. Brooks helped me with a successful guardianship. His knowledge was thorough and exacting, and he was very compassionate. His staff excellent.
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2020
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Estate Planning
Mr. Brooks completed an update to my Revocable Living Trust. He was very thorough, asked specific questions, and provided additional information on issues that should be addressed. I was very satisfied with his work.
Posted by Brian | July 23, 2020
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The Best!:
Mr. Brooks helped guide my small family through a very stressful situation. His knowledge regarding his areas of expertise are both thorough and complete.
Posted by Adam | May 29, 2019
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Estate Planning
My wife and I had a great experience working through our estate planning while we awaited the arrival of our first child. We would highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Helpful and pleasant ... just what we hoped for
Robert was very helpful in providing us specific advice regarding our mother and her recent illness. A very pleasant and excellent experience.
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Mr Brooks helped us think through and prepare all the necessary documents to plan for our Estate. Power of Attorneys, Wills, Medical Directives, Trust, dealing with properties in 2 states, four children, and retirement and assets. We feel confident now that there is a good plan in place should either or both of us die that will take care of the other and our family in the manner we want. Patient, thorough, wise counsel. Would heartily recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2019
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Na
Mr. Brooks was professional, patient, and well-informed lawyer who took time to sit with us and answer every question about our estate planning. He is very personable and easy to work with - we highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2019
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Police Officer
Robert was referred by a family friend and was very timely and attentive while preparing our family trust. Highly recommend Robert for your legal needs.
Posted by Jay | May 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Estate Documents Preparation
Robert did an outstanding job in preparing all of our estate documents. Our Revocable Living Trust needed a extensive update and Robert listened to all of our concerns and gave us detailed guidance on what needed to be done in the update. The update was done in a timely manner, he went over all the changes, and the signing of the documents was professionally done.
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Posted by David | November 27, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Brooks worked closely with me to navigate the path toward gaining necessary guardianship and conservatorship for a family member. He is knowledgeable and skilled, and works very well with his clients. Mr. Brooks made the guardianship process, with its potential for stress and confusion, into a calm, methodical, and successful path. I highly recommend him for your elder law needs.
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Posted by Janet | October 26, 2018
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J.M.M.
Thanks so much for the legal expertise of Attorney Robert Brooks. He helped me resolve several legal and financial matters. This was important as I am a senior citizen with zero experience in details of matters that can complicate one's life. The best!!!
Posted by johnny | October 1, 2018
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Family Trust
Robert and his team were wonderful to work with in getting our family Trust set up. We had an unusual request for the division of one of our properties that took Robert and his team of Agata and Scott on a research journey but they figured it out and wrote the language necessary. These folks were kind in listening to our needs and explaining our documents and the process in layman's terms. I would highly recommend Robert Brooks and the filks at Heritage Law Group. Jay N.
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AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Staff Attorney
  • The Heritage Law Group
  • 2015 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • The Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia
  • 2008 - 2015

Education

  • Appalachian School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Denver
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Associations

  • Virginia Peninsula Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Speaking Engagements

  • Family caregiver guidance for those with brain injuries
  • Medicaid and Estate Planning
  • 2018
  • Hampton Caregivers Lunch and Learn
  • Estate Planning and Guardianship
  • 2018
  • Burial and Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • LFCU Seminar
  • Guardianship and Estate Planning
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Elder law Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Brooks is an excellent attorney. He has high ethical standards and cares deeply about his clients. I am happy to endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I give Robert my highest recommendation as an estate planning, guardianship and conservatorship, and elder law attorney. It has been my pleasure to know Robert for nearly ten years. I have worked with him directly for three years. In that time I have found him to be able to work with families to craft estate planning solutions that work for the family, and that consider tax and probate issues. He is personable, diligent, and a strong advocate for his clients."

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Yorktown Guardianship Lawyer Robert T. Brooks
Robert T. Brooks
Guardianship Attorney
Yorktown, VA
Licensed for 14 years