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Real Lawyers for Real People

"You don't seem like old fashioned 'lawyers' - you seem like real people who love people!" That's a comment we hear often at Bennett Family Law, and we are proud of that. The "real people, who love people" aspect is a big part of our law firm culture, instilled by the founding attorneys Greg and Kelly Bennett.

Greg and Kelly started Bennett & Bennett, APC in 1998 after they had each worked for other law firms. Greg and Kelly met while attending Pepperdine University in Heidelberg, Germany. After graduating college, they got married just two weeks before starting law school together at Pepperdine Law in Malibu, California. Both native Southern Californians, Greg and Kelly "grew up" in the Pepperdine culture of "service to others." Their Pepperdine family in both law school and college instilled the philosophy of "freely you have received; freely give." It is that philosophy that Bennett Family Law is built upon. A philosophy that brings a heightened level of commitment, gratitude and service to every client who walks through their doors.

We believe strongly in "servant leadership" - lawyers at the top of their game, putting service to their clients and their community first. Servant leadership means our clients' goals and concerns come first - and we are here for our clients to listen, guide and mindfully walk you through every part of the process.

What else sets Bennett Family Law apart? Our lawyers do not handle "volumes" of cases - each attorney's caseload is intentionally limited. We think you deserve attentive, individualized service. Our competitors think we're nuts. That's alright - we don't worry about what the others think, we worry about what you think. Your family needs are unique and you deserve a legal team that is intimately familiar with your case and your goals. That's why we use a team approach, with multiple attorneys and paralegals who know you and your case.

Technology is a big part of our practice, and we use it to your maximum benefit. Need a face to face with your attorney but can't make it to our office? No problem, we're always "plugged in", and really great at Internet conferencing. Need "real time" access to your case? Bennett Family Law clients have their own online case portal, where all their files are stored and available for download and review at any time. We utilize secure messaging through the online case portal, where you can communicate with your attorneys and paralegals at any time, or view your account statements and even make online payments. We are paperless and accessible from anywhere in the world.

We are also leaders in our community - to keep our "servant style leadership" going, and stay well connected to current issues relevant to family law, business, and real estate. Our connection to the community allows us to know the best resources to help you get through to a happier place. We are fortunate to know the top realtors, therapists, accountants, financial advisors and other experts - we have built solid relationships with these folks, to help you build your "A" Team. Curious about our community partnerships? Click Here

Bennett Family Law attorneys lead non-profit and business organizations as officers and board members. We have served as well-respected elected officials helping build quality, compassionate communities. We serve the local courts as temporary judges they can call on, to fill in on the bench when a "regular" judge is out. We lead professional associations of judges and lawyers to raise the ethics and professionalism in our legal community. We believe in giving back in a big way. So a portion of every dollar in attorney's fees earned is donated back into our community to non-profits and organizations that make this world a better place. Check out our Give-Back Program. By now, you've probably figured out that we work hard, and play hard (oh, and we surf too...true Californians). Browse through the individual stories of our team and we think you'll see we are not your typical attorneys.

Just need to talk, vent and get your worries heard? Your Bennett Family Law Client Liaison is there to walk you through those concerns. We invite you to visit our web site often, for answers to your questions. We give away a wealth of information, because that's what you need to make solid decisions about your family situation, for your kids and for your personal well-being.

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