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Victoria A. Bentley

Divorce and separation Attorney at Wyomissing, PA 19610, PA

4.8   26 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Victoria

Learn Victoria’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    30%
    THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD is custody law in 6 words. We are here to help, whether you are the parent, the step- parent, the grandparent, or the person who has been taking care of the child. Custody can be very involved, sometimes requiring evaluations the Court may order. Custody is the most stressful area of practice for clients. Most parents love their children and want what is best for them. Our job is to represent our clients to obtain the best order for their kids.

    28 years

  2. Child support
    30%
    Child support matters arise whenever there are minor children. The court has jurisdiction over C.S. and it can be modified if there is a change in circumstances. Support (usually) ends when a child turns 18 or graduates from high school, whichever is later. C.S. is based on incomes and is also determined by the number of overnights spent with the parents.

    28 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    30%
    I represent clients in their divorce, including mediation and collaborative law services. Our firm represents clients in Berks, Lebanon and Lancaster Counties. We address all issues pertaining to that divorce, including but not limited to division of property, alimony, spousal support, alimony pendente lite, custody, matters of assets and retirements, as well as division of debts.

    28 years

  4. Adoption
    10%
    Our firm does step-parent adoptions and adoptions by family members. This is a joyful business where people are choosing to be parents. We can help you locate missing biological parents if needed. Whether it is voluntary or involuntary termination, our firm is capable and ready to assist you in your adoption.

    28 years

Thank you for looking at this site and we invite you to visit our website at as well.  Our firm does family and criminal law.   We are 4 attorneys and three administration/paralegal staff who work hard to look out for our clients best interests. I try to meet with all the new clients and give a half hour free consult where I talk with you about your specific case matters and then discuss what I think your legal options are and what the time frame and costs might be.  Every case is different, every client is different even though the issue, such as custody might be the same. 

I was a registered nurse early in my career.  My last position was IV and oncology (cancer).  It was a tough job but a privilege to care for the very sick.  It was there I learned that everyone has a story and something to teach. I am a licensed pilot. Every opportunity I have I do public speaking and writing about lawyering, nursing, flying, and encouraging. 

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Location

Bentley Law Offices
1118 Penn Avenue
Wyomissing, PA 19610, PA, 19610

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Bob | December 8, 2014
Seeing the forest through the trees
Within 30 minutes of meeting Victoria, I decided she would be the perfect representative to act on my behalf in a court of law. I arrived full of questions, despair, anxiety, anger, frustration and emotional pain. Victoria kept an empathetic ear while assimilating the legalities of the situation. She paid careful attention to what was most important to me and incorporated those needs into the scope of the case. She was very honest on what i should expect and how she can get me there. I am not the easiest person to follow sometimes on my thought processes when it comes to my Divorce and all matters associated. Victoria kept me focused on the important issues on what i had the ability to effect. She also appropriately reminded me of what I needed to accept. My favorite saying Victoria has when she right is this: "Are we done wasting your money on that? Will you listen to me now?" LOL!! This has been the toughest thing i have ever endured......Victoria and her team made it much easier and worked for me and my best interests at all times. I do not regret one dollar i have spent and feel that i have received a great service for the expenditure. Thanks for having my back Victoria!!!
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Posted by Erin | August 11, 2014
Very knowledgable and willing to help
I had questions about finding a lawyer in another specialty. Ms. Bentley took the time to listen to my concerns and she pointed me in the direction of a lawyer who did specialize in that area of law. She was very knowledgable and compassionate.
Posted by Kathie | July 31, 2014
Compassionate
While it turned out Vicky didn't happen to practice in my area of the state, she still took time out of her day to meet with me, lend understanding of the laws and assistance for an attorney that does practice in my area. It is my opinion, Vicky is a blue chip lady that would represent her clients in an ethical, effective manner focued on the best possible outcome for all.
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Posted by Jeff Manfred | July 12, 2014
I am Thankful
My Situation was a simple one but I needed a lawyer. Victoria was quick to work on a remedy for my situation. The situation is not resolved yet but I am confident that the whole thing is resolved. I will use her in all my legal situations from now on.
Posted by Teresa | June 12, 2014
No nonsense
Victoria is a non-nonsense attorney who is also empathetic to everything a person going through a divorce experiences.....from the divorce settlement to custody. Once she understands what outcome you'd like to see, she sets realistic expectations and doesn't waste time and money chasing after unrealistic "dreams". Definitely the person you want to deal with to help you get through one of the most emotional trying times of your life.
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Posted by Kathy | June 10, 2014
It would be difficult to imagine a better advocate.
As an attorney in the same community as Victoria, I have had the opportunity to benefit from her knowledge of matters outside my practice area, as well as appreciate how she uses that expertise in her practice. Victoria is extremely intelligent with the rare ability to see the many sides to any issue. Her approach to a case is realistic, yet compassionate. Victoria is very hardworking, and tenacious in pursuing the best possible result for her client. At the same time, she maintains a high degree of professionalism. It would be difficult to imagine a better advocate.
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Posted by Steven | September 8, 2013
Bentley Child Custody
I live in Australia, my children live in USA with their Mom. After an attempted negotiation with my ex to bring my children to Australia for vacation failed I needed to have some matters of the custody agreement clarified and modified. Bentley Law discussed and advised me of my entitlements, took my matter to court and supported me throughout. The case was so well presented that at the hearing the judge queried my ex 'so why shouldn't the children be permitted to travel to Australia?', to which he found her answer to be inadequate - IE, I had a reasonable request and we were better prepared. My children got to visit Australia, catch up with their cousins, uncles, aunties and grandfather, none of which would have been possible without Bentley's assistance. We are now in the process of having the custody agreement modified so that my children can travel frequently. The time zones did throw in some challenges and I am very pleased with their service.
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Posted by mark | May 17, 2013
Excellent Attorney - Victoria Bentley
I have used Victoria's firm over the past few years. In the course of my business I deal with atttorneys regularly. Victoria and her team are extremely knowlegable, honest, and genuinely concerned about their clients. I will continue to use her firm and recommend her services to anyone in need.
Posted by Brenda | May 8, 2013
Fortunate to find a reputable attorney who cares
I was very fortunate to have Victoria represent me in my divorce. At the time I found myself in a position to seek an attorney I was personally very hurt and overwhelmed by my situation. I began in the beginning of the alphabet of the yellow pages under attorneys and fortunatley found Victoria after not too many calls.... She was knowledgeable, helpful, efficient as well as cared about my personal well being. She exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Suzanne | January 19, 2013
Fast and got the job done well
I was very happy that I chose Victoria to handle my divorce. She handled everything for me and made sure that I was treated fairly and received what I deserved. She worked expeditely to have my divorce completed in a timely fashion. I hope to never need a divorce attorney again, but would feel confident that Victoria and her firm could handle it well.
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Posted by Duncan | January 10, 2013
Honest and trustworthy professional
I have dealt with Victoria for many years and find her to be a most caring and sensitive professional. She has great communication skills and is above reproach when it comes to honesty and trustworthiness. I can recommend her very highly.
Posted by Dina | January 2, 2013
She made a difficult situation bearable
Victoria Bentley is not only a profession lawyer, she is a caring individual. Nothing is easy in a divorce and she understands this. I worked not just with her, but with her associates as well. She would not hesitate to call in one of her associates if they had more expertise in a particular area. I see this as an example of her not letting her pride get in the way of helping a client. No one can know everything, and she was the first to admit it. When you hire Victoria, you hire a team of professionals. I am very grateful
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Posted by Peter | December 2, 2012
Caring Professional
Victoria is by far one of the most caring professionals I've had the pleasure of meeting, especially during a difficult time of a divorce. Her genuine concern for my well being during this process was very comforting. She is sharp and did everything in her power to achieve the best results for me. Her dedication to her profession is obvious from the very start.
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Posted by Dr. Jay | December 1, 2012
Ethical and a Fighter with Integrity
Ms. Bentley is one of the most ethical, dependable, lawyers I know. She fights for her clients with integrity. I have referred many clients to Ms. Bentley and had no complaints. Dr. Jay Carter
Posted by Harold | December 1, 2012
Family dispute
My family got into a dispute over a small estate left by a elderly relative.We thought the matter was simple,but someone claiming to be an heir showed up and wanted a share of the property. Since our aunt had lived near Reading we decided to get a good local attorney,we didn't understand all the legal threats we were getting . Well talked to Bentley,she went to work immediately,the threats stopped, there was no property,and Bentley helped us file the forms, and close out.Also her fees were modest,we were all afraid of a big expensive legal bill.
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Posted by Patricia | November 30, 2012
Highly Recommended
Victoria is very Knowledgable in family law. She has helped a friend with custody problems and took the time to sit and talk with me personally to discuss divorce options during a difficult time in my life. Her caring and empathy help to make even the most emotional situations managable.
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2012
Very responsible and kept me informed constantly
Money was more of a secondary concern when I first met her. She was courteous and helped me fairly.
Posted by Robert | November 30, 2012
Wish I had Hired her First!
Vicky got me a great result in my divorce, and at a fair price. Vicky kept me posted as to what was going on, fought hard for me and got me an excellent result. Vicky got me a result that my first lawyer said was impossible. I can't recommend Vicky enough.
Posted by Jennifer | November 30, 2012
Ethical, Knowledgeable, Professional- in other words, the best!
I had the pleasure of working with Vicki Bentley in two separate cases, both related to divorce and child custody. She was outstanding. She clearly cared about me as a person, as well as the welfare of my special needs child. Every time I called with a question, I had a response by the next day. Her staff are top notch, and were able to craft specialized custody agreements to meet the needs of my nonverbal child. What is also remarkable is that Vicki was able to help me avoid going to court, and able to negotiate exactly what I needed. I would recommend her highly, as well as anyone on her staff.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2012
Great Attorney
I am shocked at the negative reviews! Attorney Bentley's firm represented me in the past couple of years. She is honest, professional, and committed. She cared about my case; she care about me. Sometimes her advice was difficult to hear, but she was always right. I would recommend her to anyone struggling with issues related to family and divorce.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Alvernia University
  • 1996 - 1997

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Alvernia College
  • A.D.N.
  • 1987
  • Albright College
  • A.B.
  • 1979
  • Albright College
  • A.B.
  • 1979
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Associations

  • Jan's Circle of Friends
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Bridge of Hope
  • Legal Advisor to the Board
  • 2013 - Present
  • Breast Cancer Support Services
  • executive board member
  • 2011 - Present
  • NRA
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • 99's
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Polarizers, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - Present
  • AOPA
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Berks County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • John Paul II School for Special Learning
  • Development Advisory Board
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Strong Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Endlich Law Club
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Community General Hospital
  • Ethics Committee Member
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Junior Leagues of Pennsylvania
  • State Public Affairs chairwoman
  • 1983 - 1984
  • ARC
  • Board Member
  • 1983 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Victoria
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Bentley is always prepared and works diligently to resolve her clients' legal issues. Ms. Bentley is also very responsive, which as a fellow lawyer, is very much appreciated."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Wyomissing, PA 19610 Divorce and separation Lawyer Victoria A. Bentley
Victoria A. Bentley
Divorce and separation Attorney
Wyomissing, PA 19610, PA
Licensed for 27 years
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