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The LAW OFFICES OF BASIL CHAPMAN is a law firm in Indian Wells and Palm Desert dedicated to resolving mostly family law issues, civil litigation, and appeals. The firm focuses on trying to settle the client’s case rather than go to court, but if necessary, we provide strong, aggressive representation in court.

Family Law: 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.

    Cases involving 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 psychologists.

Civil Litigation: The firm considers taking civil litigation matters involving contract disputes, business and real estate matters on a case-by-case basis.

Appeals: The firm also considers taking civil and family law issues before California appellate courts on a case-by-case bases.


The LAW OFFICES OF BASIL CHAPMAN is located in Indian Wells which is between Palm Desert and La Quinta in the Coachella Valley, also known as the "Palm Springs area". It is within 20 minutes driving distance from the local courthouse in Indio, California.



Phone:   (760) 200-2456





* PRIVACY POLICY: Although an attorney-client relationship has not yet been established, all information passed from you to our office will remain strictly confidential.


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Last modified: January 2010