Serving Your Best Interests With
Competent, Comprehensive
Services At A Reasonable Cost
Helping people involved in family law conflicts
for more than 16 years.

On your side protecting you, your family and your future.

Experienced Family Law And Divorce Lawyer In The Mid-Missouri Area

At The Bender Law Firm, I develop creative solutions to challenging problems. I am Charles A. Bender, an experienced Columbia family law and divorce lawyer. I take an individual approach to each case in order to provide each client the necessary advice to resolve their case with the best result possible. Often legal matters can be resolved without a trial. However, I will litigate without hesitation when an aggressive approach is necessary.

Practice Areas




Custody &


Dedicated To Achieving Your Goals

My law firm focuses on serving the best interests of clients involved in a wide range of family law matters such as divorce, child custody, child support, modifications, paternity litigation and appeals. When a legal problem affects you personally, you need a legal professional with the experience, compassion and vision to achieve the solution that is right for you.

I provide my clients with sound advice designed to protect their rights and interests at all times. In your case, I will clearly explain the legal issues, the strategies available to you and the likely outcomes of those strategies. With this information, you can make intelligent, informed decisions about your case.

I will focus my full attention on developing a solution designed to enhance your future well-being and created to allow you to move forward in the most positive manner possible. I work closely with each of my clients and will not shift any of the work to a paralegal or an inexperienced associate lawyer.

Experienced In All Aspects Of Family Law

The Bender Law Firm handles all types of family law cases, ranging from uncontested divorces to proposed child relocations to paternity actions. Whenever possible, I try to resolve a divorce and related matters by reaching a settlement through a cost-effective negotiation strategy, but will not hesitate to litigate your case aggressively when necessary.

Your future depends on a positive outcome of your legal matter. The Bender Law Firm understands the importance of your case and will work with you to achieve the best outcome for you.

Free Consultation With The Bender Law Firm

My office is located on 9th Street, a half-block north of the Boone County Courthouse. I can meet with you by appointment during business hours, evenings or on weekends.

For a free initial consultation with me, an attorney at The Bender Law Firm in Columbia, Missouri, call 573-355-9271 or send an email now.