About Bender Law Offices, PC

At Bender Law Offices, we’re dedicated to ensuring your satisfaction. Our Raleigh law firm is limited to family law and related issues, including complex matters involving equitable distribution, negotiation of agreements, trial, alimony, support, custody and appeals. The practice has had experience in high asset and complex family law matters as well as jurisdictional disputes and high-conflict cases. Bender Law Offices, PC was established in 1983 and incorporated in 1986. It is the philosophy of our family law firm to provide each client with legal services tailored to that individual. Our attorneys believe that each case is unique and that each client deserves personal attention to the details and specifics that are a part of each client’s individual situation.

Our Legal Team

Victoria BenderVictoria Bender, Attorney & Board-Certified Specialist in Family Law

Victoria Bender is Senior Partner of Bender Law Offices, PC, in Raleigh, NC. She is a board-certified specialist in family law and has practiced family law for over 30 years. She is experienced in all areas of family law including premarital agreements, paternity, child custody, support, alimony, separation, property distribution, drafting and enforcing separation and marital agreements, trial work and many other procedural and substantive issues. Ms. Bender received her undergraduate degree cum laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. She is a member of both the California and North Carolina bars. Ms. Bender is active in the Wake County Bar Association and North Carolina Bar Association as a member of its Family Law Section. She has participated in advanced mediation training in the field of family law and has acted as a family law mediator. She has written and lectured to various organizations on family law, ethics and other legal topics. Ms. Bender has had experience in high asset and complex family law matters as well as jurisdictional disputes and high conflict cases.

1-284 Lisa LeFante, Attorney & Parenting Coordinator

Lisa LeFante began law practice in New Jersey in 1989, after obtaining her Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Lafayette College, graduating cum laude with a B.A. in government and law. Ms. LeFante has had a diversified practice over the years, ranging from the defense of professional malpractice claims to the representation of corporations embroiled in environmental and employment-related litigation. For the past eighteen years, she has focused her practice almost exclusively on family law, representing spouses in the process of separating their lives. Ms. LeFante has represented both the stay-at-home parent and the corporate executive, giving each client the attention to detail their claim deserves. Ms. LeFante has handled all facets of family law, such as divorce, child custody and support, alimony and equitable distribution. She also has experience with paternity claims, as well as the drafting of premarital and post-marital agreements. Recently, Ms. LeFante has undergone extensive training with the Center for Cooperative Parenting and has been approved by the Wake County Family Court as a Parenting Coordinator. Ms. LeFante draws on her extensive litigation experience to represent her clients should matters require court intervention. She also has experience at the appellate level. Ms. LeFante is a member of both the New Jersey and North Carolina bars. She is married and has two children.

3-285 Tammy R. Kendall, Paralegal

Tammy R. Kendall is our paralegal. She comes to our office with more than 18 years of experience working in the legal field, handling matters such as divorce/separation, child custody and support, adoptions, bankruptcy, estate planning, etc. Tammy assists our attorneys in all facets of family law. Tammy works directly with the clients assisting them with all phases of their legal matter. She understands the sensitivity of each matter and is able to provide the support and expertise needed to assist in bringing the client’s matter to the best possible resolution. To remain current in the field, Tammy attends continuing legal education on current laws and local rules. Tammy is very family-oriented and is married with two boys.

Valorie StevensValorie Stevens, Office Manager

Valorie Stevens is our office manager. She is responsible for all billing and administrative matters for Bender Law Offices. Ms. Stevens has a degree in business management and brings 13 years of professional experience to her position. Any questions regarding accounts or appointment scheduling should be directed to her. In her leisure time, Ms. Stevens is very involved with her family and spends her time attending various sporting events around the Triangle.

Our Legal Philosophy

Bender Law Offices, PC was established in 1983 and incorporated as a professional corporation in 1986. It is the philosophy of the firm to provide each client with legal services that are tailored to each individual. The firm believes that each case is unique and that each client deserves personal attention to the details and specifics that are part of each unique situation. Bender Law Offices’ Key Client Benefits Include:

  1. Fast, professional and courteous service. Never more than 24 hours to get back to you on case-related questions.
  2. Client involvement at each and every step of the process to ensure the best possible experience for each individual.
  3. Personalized, caring explanation and coaching about all facets of the legal process.
  4. The option to handle as many or as few of the details of each case according to client preference.
  5. Fully documented computerized records and flexible fee arrangements tailored to each situation.
  6. The option to use mediation or attorney-negotiated settlements instead of litigation when appropriate.
  7. Knowledgeable and prompt engagement of experts and specialized counsel for even the most intricate cases.
  8. Availability of fax, electronic mail and courier services for the fastest service available.
  9. An advocate who looks at your case as unique and your needs as paramount. We believe that your legal matter can affect the rest of your life, and it is our role to help you make and achieve the choices that are right for you.