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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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.
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
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.
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.
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.