Chapman Goddard Kagan

Lawyers, like most professionals, tend to specialize their practice areas. Chapman Goddard Kagan has carefully worked to cultivate a team which can assist you with almost any of your legal needs. If you have a legal problem that is not listed here, contact us anyway because we probably have experience with the issue facing you.

Descriptions of the kind of services provided in our primary practice areas are listed below. If you would like to receive more information or book an appointment feel free to contact us. We'll make sure that you are scheduled to meet with the lawyer best suited to deal with your problem.

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Family Law

There are few things as stressful as when personal relationships breakdown. The lawyers at Chapman Goddard Kagan strive to help you with this stressful period in your life. We will help to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are not taken advantage of. Our lawyers have extensive experience with divorce, common-law break-ups, separation and child support.

Family law is, increasingly, not just limited to husbands, wives, and children. Even if you were never legally married, you may have legal rights and obligations that we can assist you with. We also have significant experience addressing the unique issues related to same-sex couples.

Our lawyers can also help in the other aspects of your family. We can assist you with adoptions, co-habitation agreements and pre-nuptial agreements.

And as our society ages people are often called upon to care for their aging parents. We can assist your family in dealing with these stressful situations by sharing our experience in elder law.

Civil Litigation

This is one of the broadest practice areas in our firm. If you feel that another party has wronged you, you may have legal recourse. This could be a breach of contract, a negligent act, or the destruction of your property. If you feel that somebody owes you for a wrong they committed contact one of our lawyers.

Going to court is expensive, so our firm encourages our clients to utilize our skills in alternative dispute resolution. Our team has provided clients with competent representation before arbitrators, in mediation and through traditional negotiations.

We encourage you to consult one of our lawyers to determine if you have legal recourse. We can assist as you prepare a lawsuit, or we can help you defend against one!


If you've ever started, purchased or sold a business then you already know how invaluable good legal counsel is. If you're just thinking about entering the business world, perhaps one of our lawyers can help you prepare for the challenges that lay ahead.

We routinely assist our business clients as they secure financing, negotiate leases and resolve disputes. Our firm can handle the tasks related to registering your company and help you structure the company the best way for you. We also have experience helping clients buy-out other businesses, restructure, or divest assets. Whether you're just starting out, already going full steam, or in the process of winding down, we can help.

Wills & Estate Planning

You've worked hard your whole life. You want to make sure that after you pass away everything is taken care of in a neat and orderly fashion. We can help you achieve these goals. Through careful, conscientious planning we can help ensure that your family can mourn and not worry.

Every family is unique and every situation is different. A pre-packaged will probably won't adequately address the specific concerns that you have for your estate. By consulting with us, we can make sure that you have a will that reflects what you want.

Our firm has acted as executors for thousands of estates and we would be glad to share this experience with you.

Real Estate

Whether you're buying a new house, a factory, a farm or creating a new subdivision there are numerous legal concerns when you purchase real property. The purchase of your dream home, or the sale of your farm needs to be handled by an experienced legal team. If you are buying or selling we can help to make sure that your legal rights are fully protected.