Bender & Associates, A Law Corporation

Bender & Associates, A Law Corporation


Firm Overview

Family law is a broad term encompassing marital dissolution, separation, child custody, child and spousal support, parentage, adoption, domestic violence, restraining orders and like issues plus the modification of existing orders.

As skilled Temecula and Inland Empire Family Law Attorneys, we have represented both husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, Petitioners and Respondents in hundreds of marital dissolution, post-judgment and non-marital family law-related conflicts, for over 15 years.

Experienced in all aspects of domestic law negotiation and litigation, we have represented clients with marriages as short as three days and as long as 47 years, child custody matters involving as many as eight children, and property issues involving seven-figure marital estates.

Our approach to matters involving children is to always address issues and possible resolutions by asking the question "What is in the child's best interest?" In addition to suggesting to clients various parenting plan arrangements, we utilize outside resources when necessary to help resolve custodial controversies. Such resources include the court's mediation services, private psychologists as court appointed evaluators and the appointment of an attorney as "minor's counsel" to represent the children.

As to property and debt distribution, our cases have involved minimal assets and financial obligations and martial estates in the millions. Each matter receives methodical attention to detail and a cost effective analysis with the goal of a fair and equitable judgment. With sensitivity to the emotions always present in domestic matters, each client is given individual attention and straight forward answers to their questions.

In many family law matters the judgment will state "court reserves jurisdiction." This is common especially in matters involving the division of future pension benefits. As experienced Temecula and Inland Empire Family Law Attorneys, we are frequently involved in the drafting of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) to complete the required paperwork and divide community property portions of retirement plans. On occasion, when litigation is necessary because appropriate orders were not in place at the time of the pension participant's actual retirement, we aggressively pursue orders to provide our clients with their prospective and retro-active entitlements.

Recently, several months after a particularly acrimonious matter concluded, a new client indicated he had been referred to our office by the opposing party in the prior case. When asked why the opposing party suggested our office over his former counsel, our new client replied "He was so impressed by your professionalism, thoroughness, court room manner and the results you achieved for his ex, he wished he had Mr. Bender on his side of the table."

Main Office

Bender & Associates, A Law Corporation
41911 Fifth Street
Suite 302
Temecula CA 92590





Martin R. Bender

Bender & Associates, A Law Corporation

Martin Bender was admitted to the State of California Bar in 1980. In 1989, he opened his practice after 20 years of service in the United States Marine Corps. Prior to receiving his J.D. from Western State University in 1979, Mr. Bender attended Rochester Institute of Technology receiving a B.S. in 1967. He attended Michigan State University receiving his M.A. in 1969. Mr. Bender is a member of the Orange County Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association, an OCBA Mandatory Fee Arbitrator, a member of the South Orange County Chamber of Commerce and a past president of the Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce.

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