About eighty-five percent (85%) or
more of the firm’s work is in family law: divorce (both
complex multi-asset cases and smaller cases), child
custody, child support, spousal support, modification of
support or custody, domestic violence, prenuptial
agreements, antenuptial agreements, etc. The firm
specializes in complex family law matters involving
substantial marital assets, such as professional
practices and construction companies.
valuation of professional practices and businesses
require a very special expertise, and you need to work
with an attorney who not only works closely with a CPA,
but the CPA must have: (1) credential known as CVA
(Certified Valuation Analyst), and (2) substantial court
room experience to stand up to the expert
cross-examination. Ask your lawyer the name of his CVA
and ask the CVA how many times he/she has actually
testified on the witness stand under cross-examination.
The firm has also
represented mothers and fathers in child custody cases.
In the last 15 years, Basil Chapman has not lost a child
custody case which has actually gone to trial, and is
experienced with direct and crossexamination of
The firm considers taking civil
litigation matters involving contract disputes, business
and real estate matters on a case-by-case basis.
The firm also considers taking
civil and family law issues before California appellate
courts on a case-by-case bases.