Attorney Raymond F. Chandler
Raymond Chandler turned his focus to estate planning after having seen his own extended family become involved in nasty fight over property upon the death of a loved one. He witnessed firsthand a family being torn apart simply because of a lack of planning ahead. He has made it his goal to educate families on the importance of estate planning, especially to avoid family fights after a loved one dies.
Raymond has always preferred acting as a “Counselor at Law” versus an “Attorney at Law”. He feels it is his role to take the complexities of the law and explain them in easy to understand terms (in plain English) using analogies and stories to help his clients and their family realize all the options and decisions they are facing. Explaining the documents he uses to create a robust estate plan so the family understands them is the most important aspect of his work.
Raymond’s background as a trial attorney, both in private practice and at the prosecutor’s office, has shown him the result when proper planning is not done ahead of time. It results in outcomes that neither party is fully happy with. Both sides end up spending more time and money on attorney fees and court fees than ever would be spent on planning up front. Having this background as a litigator and trial attorney, Raymond can look ahead at the issues that lead to long drawn out courtroom fights and address those ahead of time, saving his clients time, money, and hassle.
Raymond Chandler has been practicing law since 2005 after receiving his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law. He first started his legal career as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Cole County Missouri, home of Missouri’s capital Jefferson City. After moving to the Prosecuting Attorney’s office in St. Charles county he went into private practice with a general practice firm and handled nationwide litigation cases.
Today, in order to help clients avoid the tragedy that his family has gone through, Raymond focuses his legal practice solely in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business Formation, and Probate and Estate Administration.
Outside of the office, Raymond spends most of his time with his wife and daughter. He can be found checking out all the swing sets at the local parks with his daughter or taking yet another trip to the hardware store to get that once piece missing from the latest home DIY project he is working on. On the nicer weekends he and his family will be found in their camper at a campsite enjoying the weather.