Nordhoff Bengfort is a boutique family law and estate planning firm based in beautiful Newport Beach, California, with over 40 years of combined experience serving families and clients in Southern California. Our team of professionals aims to provide a practical and efficient legal solutions to the issues our clients face. We have a strong presence in Orange County, but also handle cases in Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and San Diego County. Whether it is a domestic partnership, marital dissolution, legal separation, parentage case, parental rights, step-parent adoption, name change, or preparing a comprehensive estate plan, our experienced attorneys and staff are here to be your legal advocates

We strive to provide honest and straight forward legal advice balanced with empathy and compassion. Family law is complex but should not be overwhelming. We understand that when an individual makes the decision to seek out legal assistance on a family law matter, they typically do so after lengthy consideration and often under emotional stress. Our Newport Beach based family law firm prides itself on achieving success through thoughtful strategy, preparation and creative problem solving. We do not believe in a checklist or one size fits all approach to family matters. We provide the right balance of assertiveness with reasonableness. For us, professionals, practicality, and efficiency are paramount.

Clear, timely and straight forward communication is key. We appreciate that for many of our clients, we are the first attorneys they have engaged. It is of the utmost importance that we are aligned with our client’s goals and expectations and work collaboratively with our clients to achieve their desired result.


The internet is filled with bad legal advice, horror stories and scare tactics. Filing for divorce or legal separation should not be intimidating or scary. From the first consultation through settlement or trial, we work diligently to empower our clients to make choices that best fit their needs and desired outcome

Steve Nordoff and Kristin Bengfort

Family Law Attorney
Nordoff/Bengfort Law Newport Beach Family Law Attorneys
positivity for you... We provide honest and straight forward advice throughout your case.