Have the top Okanagan Family Lawyer on your side, fighting for you and your family

Chandler Law LLC

Have the top Okanagan Family Lawyer on your side, fighting for you and your family

CHANDLER LAW

Family Law & Litigation

Where Results Matter.

ABOUT US

We Provide Legal Advice with a Focus on Family Law Dispute Resolution.

John Chandler is an experienced trial lawyer who practices primarily in the area of family law disputes involving highly contentious issues. Mr. Chandler provides legal services to clients throughout the Okanagan, and across the province. Our goal is to provide high quality legal services using an intimate, results driven, and practical approach.

“Legal matters are never easy to deal with, and certainly not when it involves the most important people and aspects of your life. This is why it's important to employ the help of a professional who understands the necessary approaches to take for driving the outcome toward what is most desirable for you now and long into the future”

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John Chandler, B.A., LL.B.

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1700+

Trusted clients

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Successful cases

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SERVICES

From Cohabitation and Prenuptial Agreements, to Judgement at Trial

Cohabitation / Prenuptial / Marriage Agreements

If you or your adult child is about to get married or move in with their significant other, you should seriously consider preparing a cohabitation agreement. These types of agreement will assist parties knowing what their rights and remedies are in the event of a future dispute with the other, and help prevent the vagaries of litigation adding unnecessary stress to your relationship in the future.

Separation Agreements

There are times when two parties in a separation are able to come to an amicable agreement without contention. With the best intentions, a separating couple can agree on certain terms, such as property or debt division, support and child care. In these cases, mediation poses a smoother platform to avoid trial and continued contention.

Divorce Litigation

Mr. Chandler is a firm believer that in the event your matter will not resolve through mediation, a prompt trial is essential to minimize the cost and expense of protracted litigation. More often than not, the initial steps taken after separation dictate the outcome of any litigation, so you should contact us immediately to plan for a positive outcome.

Civil Litigation

When parties are involved in disputes relating to a wide variety of civil disputes, including estate disputes, real property purchases, defamation, various torts, including misrepresentation, intentional infliction of mental suffering, negligence, assault, battery, nuisance, and so on, Chandler Law takes charge to ensure your best interests are at the forefront for a speedy outcome.


TESTIMONIALS

What Our Clients Say

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Jeff Kulton

John has been fantastic and I can't emphasize enough how much I appreciate his empathyand understanding. John's knowledge, experience and guidance has been an invaluable help and I'm thankful to have him as my trusted legal professional. If you ever need a team that is fair, great to work with and who will go that extra mile to help you, I recommend that you contact John and Jillian at Chandler Law

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George Halstead

Mr. Chandler is a true professional, and is a very caring and compassionate person. His subject knowledge in this field is superlative. John provided outstanding guidance and direction to me clearly throughout all stages of my case, which brought a successful result. His service was also provided most economically in the aim of obtaining the result with the least amount of expense to me as a client. I am most confident to recommend Mr. John Chandler to anyone who may require a lawyer's professional service

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Cindy C.

John is an amazing lawyer and human being. He was referred to me during a very difficult time after my husband passed. John went above and beyond to minimize stress, keep me informed and just handle things for me or let me know next steps and what I needed to get done. His billing was extremely reasonable and I always knew he had my back. We, of course, won the lawsuit. I would strongly recommend you reach out to John when you need a professional on your team! Thanks again John...so very, very much appreciated!

FAQ

Common Questions

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For the best results, two-way communication is critical in any lawyer-client relationship. We generally communicate in the method the client prefers, which is usually by email or phone, and sometimes text message if appropriate. Regular contact is essential to keep both the lawyer and the client updated on your legal matter.

We usually respond to client emails or phone calls within 1 or 2 business days. We also ask our clients respond to our emails or phones in a timely fashion to ensure smooth communication. We cannot best represent you if we do not know your wishes.

As the client, you will decide the general direction of your legal action. We are the lawyers who represent you, and our job is to provide you with the best legal advice and inform you of the different options available to you so you can make the best decision based upon the facts - not on conjecture.

We will usually make a recommendation, but the final decision will be yours and yours alone. We will then provide legal services to carry out your instructions to the best of our abilities.

However, you should be aware, we cannot accept instructions that conflict with our duties to the courts, the legal profession, or the public. The Code of Conduct of the Law Society of British Columbia sets out clear standards we, as lawyers, are to meet. If you have any questions about the Code of Conduct, please don't hesitate to ask.

Certain communications between a lawyer and client are confidential. In Canada, this is known as “solicitor-client privilege.” Because of this privilege, you can give your lawyer all of the relevant facts without fear that prejudicial information will become public. However, you should be aware that not all solicitor-client communications are privileged. The privilege only applies when the client reveals information in confidence to obtain legal advice or services. Information that you give your lawyer that is not privileged - usually not pertained to your particular legal matter - is instead treated as confidential and, as such, may be disclosed in certain circumstances. The Law Society of British Columbia’s Code of Conduct outlines the limited circumstances in which confidential information may be disclosed.

To retain a lawyer essentially means to hire a lawyer to assist you with your legal matter. There are two parts to hiring a lawyer: a retainer letter and the payment of a retainer. Hiring a lawyer is a two-step process: first, we will provide you with a retainer letter which details the nature of the lawyer-client relationship; second, is the retainer fee which must be paid to engage us. A retainer is essentially a down payment on your legal services. It is held in trust by our firm, and as we perform legal services on your behalf, we withdraw our fees from the trust account. We provide a statement of account for those services. Once it has been depleted, we will ask for an additional retainer if more work is required to be performed on your behalf. If your matter is resolved and there are still retainer funds being held in trust for you, the remaining funds will be returned to you.

Our statements of accounts are broken into three categories: legal fees, disbursements and other charges. Legal fees are our charges for services rendered and are subject to tax. Typically, legal fees are charged on an hourly rate. In determining the chargeable time for a matter, we include telephone calls, emails, meetings, preparation time, sending, receiving and reviewing correspondence, drafting documents, travel time, reviewing documents and files, research, court appearances and all time spent in providing legal services to you. We will provide you with regular statements of account which will detail the services provided to you. Disbursements are payments we make to third parties for expenses incurred on your behalf. We incur these expenses as your lawyers. Some examples include expert witnesses, Land Titles Office fees, Corporate Registry fees and court filing fees. You will be responsible for paying our disbursements on your matter as well as GST, where applicable.

We maintain a separate bank account for money we hold in trust for our clients which is called a trust account. The Law Society of British Columbia has strict standards for lawyers’ trust accounts, and any breaches are treated seriously. Trust accounts are audited annually by a professional accounting firm, and the results of the audit are reported to the Law Society. The Law Society also conducts spot audits to ensure that your money is managed appropriately.

CONTACT

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2-1562 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J7

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