The Evans Williams Law Group is dedicated to keeping the community safe in accordance with the state and federal recommendations of social distancing during this time of emergency. As such, we have made the following list that we hope will address any questions or concerns you may have:
1. We are open. Our office is open. However, we ask that you do not stop by the office unless you need to drop off documents that you do not have capability to fax or email. In this case, please use our mail drop box on our door instead of coming into the office for face to face contact. We will also be getting mail through the post office if you need to send anything to us.
2. Employees will be available by telephone and email. Most TEWLG employees will be working remotely, but you can call the office and speak to our paralegal, Kristal. She will get any messages you have to the desired attorney or assistant who will return your call within 24 hours.
3. We will continue to schedule consultations for all new matters and clients. Our preference is to schedule consultations via phone. We can also provide a video call if you prefer. Lastly, if you require an in person consultation, we can accommodate on a case by case basis. In person consultations will be limited to two people to comply with social distancing guidelines. All parties will have to wear gloves and mask.
4. If you would like to retain services for a new matter, we will send an engagement agreement to you via Docusign so that you can sign from the convenience of your phone or computer.
5. Appointments to execute estate planning documents (or deeds) shall be held on a case by case basis. Clients will be limited to two people to comply with social distancing guidelines. All parties will have to wear gloves and mask
6. We are providing notary services on a case by case basis. Clients will be limited to two people to comply with social distancing guidelines. All parties will have to wear gloves and mask
7. Cook, Will, Lake, Kendall, and Kane County Cases. Most cases are now being heard via Zoom. This is an evolving process. All cases can be filed. You do not need to attend court unless specifically instructed to do so. We will continue to inform you as soon as we have updated information for you.
8. We are still working on your case. We will keep in contact with you as needed; we are still communicating with opposing counsel, and we will continue to draft documents and send them to you for review via mail or email as needed.
9. We will continue to have real estate closings at this time. We will update you if this changes in the next few weeks.
During this time of uncertainty, we ask you to think about your own preparedness for the unexpected. Now may be a good time to consider implementing an estate plan if you haven’t already.
Also, interest rates are at an all-time low. Keep this in mind if you are considering purchasing property.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office. Remember, be cautious, but don't act out of fear. Stay safe, everyone!