Reeder & Brown, P.C.


Joliet Family Law Attorney

Trusted Will County Family Lawyer

Family law touches on the most important relationships, responsibilities, and transitions in our lives, including:

  • Relations between spouses through marriage and divorce
  • Parent-child relationships
  • The hand-off of assets and decision-making responsibilities from one generation to the next
  • Protection of disabled family members

At the law offices of Reeder & Brown, P.C., we understand the importance of strong family ties. We aim to resolve family law issues in ways that will support and strengthen your family relationships, not destroy them. We treat each of our clients and their family members with respect and compassion. We negotiate honestly and fairly.

In matters of family law, there is simply no substitute for experience. Attorneys Reeder and Brown have a combined total of over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of legal practice areas, and we work to resolve family law matters for our clients as effectively as possible. We have the knowledge and skill you need to get the results you want.

Our Family Law Services

The attorneys of Reeder & Brown, P.C. will help you resolve issues of family law including:

We are committed to providing our clients with quality legal representation and personalized advice. We will not shy away from the most challenging issues of family law and family relationships.

Probate and Guardianship Issues

Reeder & Brown, P.C. can assist you with the probate court proceedings necessary to probate a deceased relative's will or to establish guardianship for a disabled adult.

Illinois probate law (755 ILCS 5/11a) provides for two types of guardianship for adults with disabilities:

  • Guardianship of the person, when the adult lacks the capacity to make responsible decisions regarding their own physical care.
  • Guardianship of the estate, when the adult is unable to manage their financial affairs.

The court may appoint a guardian to fill either or both roles. Any person of sound mind who is at least 18 years old and who has not been convicted of a serious crime may generally serve as a guardian.

The law defines a "person with a disability" as someone who has a mental illness, addiction, developmental disability, mental deterioration, or physical incapacity that renders them unable to manage their own affairs.

Guardianship proceedings may be avoided by having your aging relatives sign Power of Attorney for Healthcare and Power of Attorney for Property documents while they are still competent.

Contact Our Joliet Family Law Attorneys

The attorneys of Reeder & Brown, P.C. provide divorce, family law, and criminal defense services to clients throughout Will County, including the communities of Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Joliet, Lockport, Plainfield, and Shorewood. Contact us at our Joliet office by calling 815-885-5980 for a free consultation.

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