Areas of Law

Our Services

Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law

Personal Wills | Financial Planning | Trusts | Probate | Living Wills | Property Power of Attorney | Healthcare Power of Attorney | Advance Medical Directives | Guardianship | Special Needs Trusts | Quit Claim Deeds | Transfer on Death Instrument (TODI)

The Evans Law Firm, PC provides a wide range of services in the estate planning and probate area, including the preparation of wills and trusts, durable powers of attorney, living wills, healthcare surrogates, advance medical directives, designation of guardians, and other related instruments. We also represent personal representatives,executors, trustees, and other fiduciaries and advise them regarding their fiduciary duties and other obligations and duties under the law. We take the time to know our clients so we can understand their need.

Our estate planning services are particularly focused on providing advice and counsel on techniques and methods for avoiding probate and related expenses, and the care of individuals who can not care for themselves, whatever their age.

The Evans Law Firm, PC is equally at ease representing personal representatives, executors, trustees, and beneficiaries. We are knowledgeable and experienced as to the particular vantage point from which the constituent groups in an estate and trust proceeding operate, as well as the differing legal considerations and objectives applicable to each. As always, we aim for a focused approach on attaining our clients’ objective in the most effective, cost-efficient manner possible.

 

Regardless of the type of matter, our office is experienced & skilled in identifying the pertinent issues, & applying a results-oriented approach to achieving the optimum results for our clients.

Elder Law

Probate, Trust, & Guardianship Litigation | Administration of Estates, Trusts, & Guardianships | Estate Planning | Alzheimer’s Disease Planning | Elder Care | Asset Protection | Special Needs Planning

Evans Law Firm, PC provides an array of services for seniors, including planning for health care decisions, end-of-life issues, and meeting possible long term care needs, as well as general estate planning and administration, and guardianship proceedings.

Our legal team offers efficient and respectful service when locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of care, and working to ensure that clients receive quality care.

 

At Evans Law Firm, PC we offer comprehensive services that cover all areas of elder law & elder care.

 

Finding the right elder law lawyer starts with an assessment of your needs. If you need help with estate planning, we have strong estate planning experience. If your rights have been violated, our lawyers will go to court.

Every one of our elder law lawyers cares about seniors, their unique needs, and their individual situations. We understand that you’ll be sharing very personal information with us and sometimes be making tough decisions. Our attorneys will listen to your concerns and will evaluate your needs and legal recourse. Contact the elder law attorneys at Evans Law Firm, PC today.

Family Law

Adoption | Guardianship | Dissolution of Marriage | Allocation of Parental Responsibilities | Child Support | Orders of Protection

The Evans Law Firm, PC recognizes that the legal requirements of managing personal and family relationships requires the skill and knowledge of persons experienced not only in the many areas attendant to dissolution of marriage, adoption, guardianship, and personal planning, but a staff adept in managing and handling the unique emotional and psychological aspects of such matters.

 We have experience representing clients in all areas of family law, including family law litigation, the drafting & negotiation of marital settlement agreements, allocation of parental responsibilities, maintenance agreements, dissolution of marriage including military family divorcesadoptions and guardianships, & child support.

 In representing clients in dissolution of marriage matters, our office is deeply committed to assisting such clients in what for many will be the most difficult experience of their lives. The Evans Law Firm, PC approach is to embrace such matters with a compassion born of understanding and empathy for our client’s situation.

Recognizing that each case is unique, consistent with our clients’ goals and objectives, our office strives to resolve its dissolution matters at the earliest possible time so clients can move forward with their lives. Where children are involved, the Evans Law Firm, PC is particularly sensitive to counseling and guiding clients in arriving at agreements that are in the best interest of the children and have the greatest potential to work in both the short and long term. The goal is to minimize the negative impact and emotional burden on our client’s children, but first and foremost is our dedication to our clients’ desired outcome.

Personal Injury

Personal Injury | Car Accidents | Truck Accidents | Wrongful Death

Evans Law Firm, PC is committed to protecting and vindicating the rights of people who are seriously injured by the negligence of others.

If you would like to talk to a personal injury attorney about a potential case, call us at 618-628-9092 for a free consultation. You can also complete our website contact form and a lawyer will call you back.

 

We are prepared to meet with you to discuss the details of your case in the following areas:

Personal Injury

Personal Injury lawsuits arise when people are injured by the careless or intentional acts of others. When someone is determined to be legally responsible for injuring someone else, they are liable for the injury and may be made to compensate the victim.

Car & Truck Accidents

Every time a driver gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, he or she is accepting responsibility for the safety of everyone else on the road. Accidents can and do happen. But if a driver’s negligent behavior or careless actions lead to the personal injury or death of another party, that driver must be held accountable.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death as a legal term is a death that has been caused by the fault of another person. For example, deaths caused by drunk driving, the manufacture of a defective or dangerous product, the construction of an unsound structure or building, or failing to diagnose a fatal disease may be considered under the law as “wrongful deaths.”

Our Goal is Simple:

to achieve the best possible results for each of our clients in every case we handle.

If you have questions about a potential lawsuit, we can help. Call us. If we accept your case, you pay no fees unless or until we successfully resolve your case.

Civil Litigation

Property | Discrimination | Traffic Law | Landlord Tenant | Corporate | Employment | Disability

The Evans Law Firm, PC has extensive experience both prosecuting and defending a wide variety of litigation matters.

Besides moving the case along in an effective, cost-efficient manner, our Firm works closely with the client to arrive at a strategic results-oriented approach designed to minimize disruption, limit exposure, and facilitate the most prompt resolution possible, consistent with clients’ goals and objectives.

We approach each litigation matter as a unique engagement and develop a litigation strategy and plan specifically tailored to the exigencies of that case. Through close coordination and communication with our clients, our office is able to utilize and navigate the litigation process, always with an eye toward achieving our clients’ objectives and goals.

Municipal & Corporate Law

Land Use | Development | Contract Law | Financial Advisement/Investment | Employment Law | Human Resources | Property Disputes | Arbitration | Landlord/Tenant | Agricultural Law | Parks/Recreation

The Evans Law Firm, PC provides comprehensive advice & counsel to its corporate & municipal clients in the legal aspects of the operation & management of their business & cities.

With an eye toward maximizing the cities’ resources in advice and counsel or representation in litigation, when required, our office understands the municipalities’ concern with the public welfare and the bottom line. With that same eye toward maximizing business clients’ resources,we appreciate the global interest of shareholders, officers, and employees of the businesses.

The Evans Law Firm, PC represents clients in the conception and creation of start-up ventures, through the well entrenched, already profitable interests.

Our goal is to become intimately involved with municipal and business clients, at the most reasonable cost. The Evans Law Firm, PC prides itself on being able to comprehensively address all of the needs of its municipal and business clients, as well as providing accessibility that could not be met by a larger, less personal law office.

Real Estate Law

Purchase Contract | For Sale By Owner | Deeds | Easements | Property Disputes | Litigation | Evictions | Zoning

Buying & Selling

The legal team at Evans Law Firm, P.C., is a premier resource for matters across the spectrum of Illinois real estate law. Our attorneys’ outstanding credentials and wide-ranging knowledge are invaluable assets for clients ranging from first-time buyers to seasoned investors.

Timely, Cost-Efficient Services For Buyers, Sellers, Investors & Landlords

If you are purchasing, selling, developing or leasing property in Illinois, you can turn to Evans Law Firm, PC’s real estate attorneys with confidence. Based in O’Fallon, Illinois, we are in tune with the market, emerging trends, evolving financing options and the strategies that best serve our clients’ interests. Well-established strengths of our firm include:

  • The real-time responsiveness and efficient processes necessary to complete residential real estate transactions — including short sales — as smoothly and cost-effectively as possible
  • The insight, negotiating savvy and contract knowledge essential for executing successful commercial real estate transactions, including business-critical leases
Real Estate Property Disputes

Real property includes land, both residential and commercial, and improvements to land such as roads and buildings. Real property disputes are particularly complex when they involve more than two parties, as is often the case.

Examples of real property disputes include disputes between:

  • The buyer and seller of residential or commercial property over a failed deal
  • Homeowner associations and their members over administration of the association
  • A broker and his client over whether he rendered services adequately and performed all of his duties as an agent
  • Development companies and clients over contracts for the construction of a building
  • Adjoining property owners over boundary lines, easements, or property use
  • Commercial property owners and local government agencies over zoning and land use issues
  • Those who share ownership in real property over whether to partition (split up) or retain the property
  • Real property owners and government authorities who wish to initiate eminent domain or condemnation proceedings
  • Real property owners and title holders such as mortgage companies over debts owed
  • Contractors and subcontractors over the manner and timing of the building process

Real property lawsuits may seek financial compensation for damages arising out of unlawful behavior, or they may seek injunctive relief. Injunctive relief permits the court to order the defendant to do something other than pay money, such as signing over property, repairing a defective condition, or refraining from interfering with another property owner’s rights.

Declaratory relief is also available in some real estate disputes, where the court can render a decision regarding the rights, duties, or obligations of the parties without ordering them to perform an act or pay damages.

Evictions

However reasonable you may be in working with tenants, and however well you maintain your rental properties, problems can arise that threaten to cost you serious money and time. Landlords dealing with nonpayment of rent and problem tenants can benefit greatly from experienced legal counsel.

Practical Counsel & Effective Representation For Illinois Landlords

At Evans Law Firm, PC, we have extensive experience navigating the eviction process properly and effectively for landlords — as well as identifying alternative solutions that are sometimes more cost-effective. At our firm will analyze your situation and all viable options, advise you accordingly and take action to get your property back, which may include:

 

  • Negotiation of a mutual release agreement if the best path is to release claims on both sides without proceeding with a formal eviction
  • Proper completion of all necessary steps for a lawful eviction, with emphasis on timeliness, affordably and dependable protection of your best interests as a landlord

Bankruptcy

When you are in need during the difficult time of considering to file bankruptcy, Evans Law Firm PC’s attorneys will be there to advise you through your bankruptcy options. Whether determining what chapter bankruptcy best suits you to working with the bankruptcy trustee our attorneys will be there every step of the way.

Criminal Law

When accused of a crime, it is important to obtain an attorney who will handle your case with care. Many firms, unfortunately, are “plea factories” and, as such, do not provide criminal defendants with a level of representation required and deserved. But, not Evans Law Firm. Our attorneys have gained notoriety for being meticulously detailed. It is for this reason many of our clients’ cases are dismissed by the State, itself.