Since our inception in 1995, The Law Office of Mark A. Reed has focused on our client relationships. We believe that your lawyer should inspire comfort and confidence that your problems are being resolved. To give you the best representation possible, we thoroughly discover your needs and take decisive steps to accomplish your goals, always communicating with you about next steps, updates and options. At The Law Office of Mark A. Reed, your peace of mind and the success of your case are our priorities. My practice is built upon a foundation of shared values and commitment to exceeding client expectations and implementing innovative and compelling strategies to achieve positive results. I look forward to serving your legal needs and building a lasting relationship you can count on. At The Law Office of Mark A. Reed P.C., you can expect: Image. Proactive strategies — My comprehensive experience in all facets of the law, in particular family law, bankruptcy, civil litigation & wills & trusts assures you that, regardless of your case, I can anticipate and plan for what the other side will argue and/or what is best for you. I work to get your case settled quickly, but when litigation is the best means of resolving your dispute, I have the experience and tenacity to litigate your case successfully.
Image Decisive action — I recognize the importance of prompt investigation and assessment of a case. Rely on me to provide the advice and information you need to make sound decisions at every point of the case. Image Collaboration — I work directly with every client I represent. Working with you one on one, I get a better understanding of what you want to accomplish. Image Responsive communication — I answer phone calls and other forms of communication within one business day and maintain open lines of communication with you at all stages of your case.
Because of the wide range of knowledge we have acquired through our over 23-years of experience we are able to develop complete solutions to your problems. We specialize in all areas of family law, bankruptcy, civil litigation, wills & trust. Family law encompasses any legal issue having to do with the family unit, including divorce with kids, divorce without kids, collaborative divorce, adoption, legal separation, prenuptial agreements, paternity, custody, child support, assets & debt division, gay & lesbian issues, grandparent rights & visitation, military divorce, post decree matters, and mediation. Civil litigation refers to legal disputes between two or more parties who are seeking specific performance or monetary damages, as opposed to criminal sanctions. Law firms who provide civil litigation services do so in hearings, arbitrations mediations, and trials that are held before administrative agencies and local, state and federal courts. Bankruptcy is a process in which consumers and businesses can eliminate or repay some or all of their debts under the protection of the federal bankruptcy court. For the most part, bankruptcies can be divided into two types liquidation and reorganization. Chapter 7 bankruptcy comes under the liquidation category. It's called liquidation because the bankruptcy trustee may take and sell ("liquidate") some of your property to pay back some of your debt. However, you may keep property that is protected (also called "exempt") under state law. There are several types of reorganization bankruptcies, but Chapter 13 is most commonly used by consumers. In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you keep all of your property, but must make monthly payments over three to five years to repay all or some of your debt. Wills & Trusts also commonly known as Estate planning refers to the legal steps people take to make sure that their wishes regarding their property and health care are honored in the event of their death. These wishes are typically caried out through the establishment of wills and trusts. Probate is the process in which a deceased person's affairs are settled, and this process typically takes place in a court.