William R. Valent has been an attorney, licensed in the state of Oregon, since 1985. Since January, 1989, he has focused on family law. Mr. Valent has, for years, authored the Family Law CLE Chapter on Spousal Support and the Family Law CLE Chapter on Child Support. Mr. Valent is a graduate of Willamette University College of Law and the University of Portland, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Valent has been a sole practitioner, limiting his practice to family law for many years. Prior to that time Mr. Valent worked with family law firms gaining experience in all areas of family law. Mr. Valent has extensive experience in preparation of trial of complex business and custody cases.