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John G Bednarz

Child custody Attorney at Gilbert, AZ

4.6   11 reviews

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    35%
    Custody (now called Legal Decision-Making) and parenting time issues in divorce and paternity cases including post-decree modifications of custody, parenting time and child support.

  2. Divorce and separation
    35%
    Divorce cases and post-divorce modifications of child custody, child support and parenting time. We also can prepare complete Consent Dissolution packets when parties have a complete agreement and want to make sure the divorce is completed correctly.

  3. Child support
    30%

Sound Advice in Divorce and Family Law Since 1993
With an exclusive focus on Arizona family law issues, the law firm of John Bednarz, P.C., has served the needs of individuals and families in Greater Phoenix and the East Valley for nearly 20 years. For a free consultation in an informal and positive atmosphere, contact our office in Gilbert and discuss your situation with a knowledgeable family law attorney.
 
Our goal is to provide the best possible client service while keeping your legal expenses as reasonable as possible. We offer free initial consultations. By emphasizing practical solutions rather than the details of what one divorcing spouse or another might theoretically achieve in full-blown litigation, we can help you define your own goals based on solid legal information. Then we show you the most efficient and effective ways to reach them.
 
Call to schedule your free consultation with me. 
You'll always work directly with an experienced lawyer — John Bednarz himself. Assisted by his wife Becky Bednarz, he brings a great deal of real-world experience to bear upon your divorce or family law issues. He entered the legal profession later in life after careers as a probation officer and a business owner.
 
Most of our firm's clients are middle-class people with serious concerns about the division of marital assets, the security of their relationships with their children, or the increasing difficulty of meeting support obligations in a troubled economy. We can explain your rights and options in clear terms that not only address your immediate problems but also look toward protecting your long-range interests.
 
Whether you need an experienced trial attorney to represent your interests in a difficult family court dispute or just help with the paperwork in an uncontested divorce, we can help you. To learn more about the scope of our family law practice and our distinctive approach to client service, contact the law firm of John Bednarz, PC. , in Gilbert.
Licensed for 29 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 12/21/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact John

John Bednarz, P.C.
28 W. Juniper Ave., Ste. 201
Gilbert, AZ, 85233

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Alan | March 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Personal Attention
I hired John to represent me on a difficult child custody/parenting time case and he did a phenomenal job. John and Becky are both knowledgeable, professional, prompt and courteous. I liked the personal attention received dealing with a small husband/wife team. I would recommend them to anyone looking for help in the family law area.
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Posted by Doug | July 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
no nonsense
From the first phone call with Becky till the day of my child support hearing John is a no nonsense lawyer. John was extremely understanding and patient with all of my concerns and needs. I never felt unimportant or rushed. I knew the minute I called and spoke to Becky that his law firm was the right choice for my case. John and Becky took their time to always make sure I was always informed on all necessary information. There are no real words to express my gratitude towards all the hard work they put forth for my case.
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Posted by Dallin | March 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best legal advice and representation
John is an amazing lawyer. I was lost and terrified in the family court system. I didnt even know where to start. John Bednarz made things simple for me. He went above and beyond the call of duty to represent me. I couldn't have chosen a better lawyer and would hire him again, if I needed to go through the family court again. Thank you John.
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Posted by Kimberly | March 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and focused
I have worked with John three times over the last 3 years during my divorce and subsequent legal actions after, and every time he has been focused and fair. He is very organized and kept me in the loop on all the information that was being sent between the attorneys. He was kind and straight forward about the cases I hired him for. I felt John always considered my feelings and educated me in the situation.
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Posted by Twanna | June 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I met with John a week ago for a consultation concerning my divorce. He was friendly, courteous, and professional. He made sure I understood the next steps and acted quickly. He wrote a letter, that enabled us to avoid going to court. He communicated with me throughout the process. As a single mom and Veteran, I was extremely grateful for his assistance and professionalism.
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Posted by Larry | August 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands down the best
John Bednarz is a focused, driven attorney and always looking for the best outcome for his clients. I've had the pleasure of working with John 3 times during the past 6 years as my attorney and he was fair, realistic, honest, understanding, communicative, and fought for my rights. I would highly recommend John for your legal needs.
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Posted by Terry Parker | August 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
I give John Bednarz 5 stars! He did a fantastic job for me. Not only was he very easy to work with, but, his fees were affordable and everything was straight forward and no non-sense. I had a very complicated case. Not only was there jurisdictional issues involved, but the Respondent never stayed in one place long enough to process paperwork. John was very tactful, and was able to work through all the problems. I would highly recommend to anyone who needs a great attorney to give this guy a call.
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Posted by Dori | December 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney !!!
Words cannot describe how happy I am to have hired John to represent me in court through my custody battle . Anytime I needed to get a hold of John he return my calls immediately and emails . I didn't feel like I was just another person to him he made me feel like I was a part of the family . He listen to me he guided me and I felt so comfortable and his decisions and opinions that he would make . I would advise anyone that is looking for a legal help please give John a call today trust me you will be happy you did . Again I am 100+ percent happy With John's work !
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Two Thumbs Up
John was very professional and answer questions that no one else could, thoroughly. He took his time to listen to what I had to say and had to offer. Straight forward, great job thanks so much for the help.
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2012
Excellent Service
Made time to understand my needs and circumstances, always returned calls and emails quickly, and provided additional support even after my paperwork was completed.
Posted by Jennifer | January 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not sure how he has all of these perfect reviews
I hired John to represent me in family court for my parenting time, legal decision making, and child support. I did some research on local lawyers and spoke to him on the phone. Things that I liked right off the bat were the reviews online, his lengthy experience with this type of case and his immediate availability. I rely heavily on reviews so I looked at multiple places for cross referencing and everything seemed to check out.  I did feel like John had my best interest at first and during the process something changed. His attitude changed towards the case as well as this attitude on how he was dealing with me.  I questioned one thing that I was charged for and it seemed like everything after that point completely changed. He started charging for absolutely everything under 'John's fee'. I believe it was something like $35 to forward any email to me, $100 for me to drop documents off at his office. He would sit in his office and tell me stories of his grandkids and of his other clients and I would be charged his $360 hour rate for that time. During the initial meeting we had I remember asking specifically if he had a paralegal that helped with some of the tasks and he mentioned his wife Becky and said she helped out here and there but come-to-find-out he charges "John's rate" for everything that is done.  One of the court virtual meetings John had forwarded me a number to call in. When I got on call the judge asked why I wasn't on video chat. Unfortunately, It made me look unprepared and avoidant, which was not the case by any means.  During our very last hearing John spent hours and hours (based on what I was billed for) preparing for the final case. When we went in, he submitted every text message between my childs father and I (1 years worth) which the opposing counsel skimmed through on their laptop and used multiple parts of MY evidence against me. When evidence was used against me to prove the other sides point, he never reviewed  and clarified any of the statements to the judge. Based on all of the interactions and documentation between my son's father and I this should have been easily swayed in my favor (ex had recent DUI, texts of him guilty of coercion, and multiple examples of contempt of court to name a few things). Instead I walked into that courtroom completely feeling unprepared. The only thing I was told to focus on to prepare for court was "make a timeline of events". I did have a timeline prepared but there are so many other things that would have helped in court that I was completely not prepared for.  In the end, the cost was about 50% more than he had originally quoted me on 'what the case should cost', with no additional court dates or reasons for this to be higher. About a week after receiving the judgement I had emailed John asking if he knew why my ex would get to claim my son for 3 consecutive years on taxes, he has just completely ignored my email and why the judgement was so far in his favor. He just completely ignored me. I just wanted to put my experience out there because if i would have read a current review that was honest and stated these types of behaviors I may have not trusted all of these perfect reviews that this lawyer has. I just feel like in the end he did not do me justice, I'm not sure he really cared much if my case went well or not. In some cases experience isn't everything. I don't like feeling taken-advantage-of so I hope this helps someone out there who may weigh heavy on the reviews, like I do. Kindly, Jenn
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Education

  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Arizona State University College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980

Associations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse John
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known John for years and have had many cases with him in the past. I have always found him to be straight-forward and organized. He is well versed on the law and does not waste time and resources needlessly arguing over issues. I endorse John's skills as a family law attorney!"
Family Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to litigate against John in many family law matters and have always found him to be a highly effective advocate for his clients. He is trustworthy and knows the law well. I would not hesitate to refer him clients and have done so in the past."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known and litigated against John for many years, and strongly recommend him to anyone with a family law need. John is a straight shooter and is well seasoned to anticipate any opposing strategy. Anyone needing a family law attorney need look no further than John for assistance."