Dionna Reynolds Law
Call 708-568-0039 for a consultation.

PRACTICE AREAS

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding involving a person or business that is unable to repay outstanding debts.
Bankruptcy offers an individual or business a chance to start fresh by forgiving debts that simply can't be paid.
Filing for Bankruptcy can help you and your family:

  • Get rid of credit card debt
  • Stop calls from creditors
  • Allow you to keep your retirement savings
  • Eliminate medical bills
  • Save your home
  • Stop wage garnishment
  • Stop repossession of your vehicle
  • Plan for the future
  • Eliminate stress
  • Give you peace of mind
Our firm can assist you in evaluating if Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 is best for you. Please call our firm to schedule you free phone consultation.

Real Estate

Our firm is able to assist you with all your real estate needs.

Residential Real Estate:
  • Purchase of your home
  • Sale of your home
  • Short sale of your home
  • Quiet title actions
  • Preparation and review of:
    • residential contracts and agreements
    • residential lease agreements
  • Evictions

Commercial Real Estate:
  • Preparation and review of:
    • commercial contracts and agreements
    • commercial lease agreements
  • Contract reviews
  • Contract reviews
  • Purchases and sales of real property
  • Tax-free exchanges of business property
  • Mechanics' liens
  • Commercial leasing
  • Easements
  • Boundary disputes
  • Land use and zoning
  • Construction contracts

Estate Planning

Estate planning is the planning for the possibility of mental incapacity and the preparation of a plan of administration and disposition of one's property before or after death.
Our estate planning services range from preparing simple wills to comprehensive plans to avoid probate court and plans for disability. We assist our clients in designing, implementing and maintaining appropriate estate plans.

  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney for Property
  • Power of Attorney for Health Care
  • Trusts
    • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
    • Trusts for Minors
    • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILITs)
    • Land Trusts / Residential Trusts
  • Living Will Declarations
  • Health Care Directives
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Charitable Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Lifetime Gift Planning and Implementation

Probate Representation /Estate and Trust Administration

Probate court can be necessary to settle the assets and liabilities of a person after they die. The probate court identifies a deceased's heirs, determines the validity of the deceased's will, identifies person responsible for administering the probate estate, and supervises the administration of the deceased’s probate estate.
Our Firm advises and counsels families, executors, and trustees through the estate and trust administration process.

Guardianship

A guardian is responsible for the health and well-being of an incapacitated person or minor, known as the ward. Many people with a developmentally or physically disabled family member apply to be that person's legal guardian. Likewise, if a person becomes incapacitated without having previously made a durable power of attorney, may need to become a legally appointed guardian.
Our firm will assist your family in all aspects of a guardianship for an individual, including:

  • Initial appointment of a guardian
  • Guardian to protect an elderly family member
  • Guardian to help a disabled family member
  • Guardian to meet the needs of a minor child
  • Guardian who has abused their authority
  • Annual reporting and accounting

Family Law

Family law cases are civil cases that are heard in civil court. When you are faced with a divorce, separation, child custody or support issues, or any other family law matter, you need a law firm that understands your circumstances, answers your questions honestly and protects your rights.
Our firm can assist you in this difficult time. Please call our office to schedule a consultation today.

Entertainment Law

As an artist, you have what is called an intellectual property interest in your work. It is important that you protect your property rights to ensure that the products of your labor are not exploited by others. We provide a full range of legal services, including:

  • Copyrighting your work
  • Drafting and negotiation of:
    • Record contracts
    • Development deals
    • Agency agreements
    • Management agreements
    • Music producer agreements
    • Artistic services agreements
    • Consignment agreements
    • Licensing agreements
It is important that you do not sign a contract until you have a skilled attorney review its terms to ensure that it is in your best interest.