Tonya M. Glynn

Tonya M. Glynn, a Beaufort native, is our primary Probate Paralegal. She joined the firm in June of 2000.  Tonya has a Paralegal Certificate from Midlands Technical College, a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Political Science and Social Work from the University of South Carolina, and a Financial Planning Certificate from Florida State University. Before joining the firm, Tonya worked for the South Carolina Treasurer's Office at the Capitol Complex in Columbia, South Carolina. 

Tonya works mostly in the areas of probate and trust administration.  During the administration, Tonya is responsible for the financial recordkeeping and reporting requirements, which includes the preparation of accountings, and United States estate tax returns (Form 706). Due to her years of experience with the firm, her educational background, and continuing legal education (CLE), Tonya is also cross-trained in estate planning matters.

Tonya most recently attended a two-day “Big Ticket” CLE on July 19th and 20th in Columbia, SC, which covered Estate Planning Essentials and Probate Essentials. The two-day seminar covered important topics in Estate Planning such as: Substantive Law in South Carolina; Initial Estate Planning Review and Basic Wills; Non-probate transfers; Drafting Wills and Trusts; Drafting Financial Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills; Drafting Wills and Revocable Trusts, as well as estate planning pitfalls. The Probate Essentials portion of the two-day seminar covered important topics such as: Pre-Administration and Opening an Estate; Representing a Fiduciary; Ethics in Administration; Estate Administration; Post Mortem Issues; and Special Probate and Trust Situations, followed by an informative panel discussion.

Additionally, on September 7, 2018, Tonya attended the “2018 Probate Bench Bar”, also in Columbia, South Carolina, which consisted of presentations by various estate planning attorneys from all around the State of South Carolina and included topics such as:  Mediation in Probate Court; the Intersection between Family Court and Probate Court; Firearms Issues in Estate Planning and Estate Administration; Highlights of Statutory Changes; Death, Taxes and Probate; Exempt Property Claims and Elective Share; Issues with Ancillary Administration; and Case Law Statutory Update. 

Tonya is married and has one child.