Bauer & Associates Attorneys at Law
Local: 386.734.3313
Toll Free: 800.738.0424
Offices located in DeLand, FL


Please review the testimonials below from our clients.

Mr. Kirk Bauer handled a fairly complex trust construction promptly and meticulously. We had a tight deadline to complete this and the firm prepared all documents for the final signing to be done on time and correctly. I would recommend this firm for anything from a basic will to more complex trust work.
T.N. of Lake Mary, FL

I was very impressed by Jeff Bauer and his office throughout the process of revising my Last Will & Testament. He was highly professional, courteous and answered all my questions in a timely manner. I felt very at ease after I signed on the dotted line. I highly recommend Bauer & Associates for legal guidance.
E.L. of DeBary, FL

I worked with Jaclyn to settle my late husband's estate. She took care of everything very efficiently and with absolutely no effort on my part. I was very happy with the process and would recommend Bauer & Associates to anyone.

Jaclyn was awesome. We had two unexpected deaths within a month and she walked us through the probate process making it much easier than expected.
J.M. of Deltona, FL

Jaclyn and Mr. Bauer have been great to work with! We had a complicated case and we could not be happier with how well we were treated by this first class organization! Jaclyn is a rock star! Thank you!

I came to know Mr. Bauer and Jaclyn Barath when my younger brother passed away suddenly while taking care of our mom in Florida, I lived out of state. In the confusion of getting mom resettled and arrangements for my brother, who did not have a will, it was recommended to me, to contact Mr. Bauer to help out with the probate of his estate. I have never been through a probate court proceeding and with help from Mr. Bauer, and his staff of Jaclyn and Natalie, it was a great comfort to me. Jaclyn walked me through getting information, updating me and a clear understanding on the status of what was going on. Natalie passed the information to myself and Jaclyn and was a smiling face when I came into the office. Three months into the proceedings my mom passed away and Mr. Bauer, Jaclyn, and Natalie were there of me as well. I highly recommend them whenever you need their professional, friendly and prompt services.
C.P. of Astor, FL

Jaclyn made an impossible situation possible. This group assists their clients through every step with clear and consistent communication during the process. Jaclyn exceeded any expectations I had and I cannot thank her enough for her help during this time. I strongly recommend her and this law group.
M.D. of DeBary, FL

My family used this office for probate following the passing of our mother, and worked directly with Jaclyn Barath throughout. The entire office was compassionate, friendly, and accommodating. I highly recommend using this office for your legal needs!

My mother passed away unexpectedly. I had no idea how to handle her estate. After a few days of trying to do it alone I realized i needed professional help. I am not from the Deland area so I had no idea who to call that would not rip me off just because I was from out of state. I mentioned my dilemma to her neighbors and nurses that were caring for her and I got recommendations from 4 people that did not know each other to call Bauer and Associates. I'm glad I did because Jackie took over the needs of my mom's estate and put my mind at ease so I could concentrate on getting her house ready to sell. Jackie is very professional and can explain the process and what to expect very clearly. Without Bauer and Associates help I probably would have made some serious financial mistakes.
E.H. of Georgia

Jackie worked on a probate matter after my mother’s passing. She answered all questions in a timely manner and responded to all questions asked. She kept in communication throughout the process so that we knew what to expect and when. I also had a conversation with Mr. Bauer during the process to ask questions about my mother’s trust. He was straight forward and clearly communicated the important details.
E.J. of Virginia

My husband passed with out a will. I found Bauer&Associates on Google. I chose them due to their reviews. Best choice I could have ever made. My probate case was a little complicated, Jaclyn, Tammy and Mr Bauer were the absolute best thru each step. They told me each thing that needed done, and what would be the next step. Always returned my phone calls or emails. Kind and caring group and understanding of the hard situation I was going thru. Thank you all for the fantastic job you did for me. I WOULD highly recommend them to ANYONE.
A.H.S. of Bunnell, FL

I highly recommend Bauer & associates for your legal needs. They are very professional and have years of experience. Went in and they helped me with what i needed and were very straight forward!
S.M. of DeLand, FL

Absolutely a great organization. Professional on every level and fairly priced.
K.R. of DeLand, FL

Excellent and Professional service, I recommend Bauer & Associates for your Probate and Estate Planning needs. My Probate was done without any delays, Staff was always available to answer my questions.
C.G. of Deltona, FL

We have had to contact Bauer & Associates on two separate occasions and both times they have been nothing short of excellent. They are very comforting and friendly as well as being very knowledgeable. They help make the probate process smooth. If you need a quality and trustworthy attorney give them a call.
S.S. of Port Orange, FL

Needed probate attorney to handle property, I lived out of state. The process was handled professionally. Quick response, answer any and all questions, everything explained and every detail handled. Definitely recommend.
T.M. of New Jersey

One of the best law firms in the state of FL hands down! Professional, efficient, knowledgeable, and easy to work with! Highly recommend!

We have used Bauer & Associates on numerous occasions for real estate and family trust needs. Never have we been disappointed. Always professional and courteous service. Kirk Bauer, Jeff Bauer and the entire staff are a delight to work with. I recommend them with the maximum confidence to anyone needing services that they provide. Good job to all at Bauer & Associates. Thanks for your continued service.
S.M. of Ponce Inlet, FL

Since my sister and I both live far away from Florida, we needed someone reliable to help with our father's estate. Fortunately, a friend of our father referred us to Mr. Bauer. His paralegal, Jaclyn, went above and beyond to help us. She was reassuring, answered our questions quickly, and whenever anything came up she just took care of it. My sister and I greatly appreciate the help we got from the staff at Bauer & Associates, and highly recommend them.

Being from out-of-state, searched the internet for a Florida law firm to handle the probate of my father’s estate in Florida; took a chance after reading reviews for Bauer & Associates. Was not disappointed, their paralegal Jaclyn and attorney Rick Bauer were exceptional in handling the matter in a timely professional manner.
S.C. of New Jersey

Helped us through several problems. They are the BEST. Even took the time to answer questions not related to the problems at hand. The whole office staff is great and helpful. Thank you Bauer & Associates.
L.H. of DeBary, FL

My father recently passed away leaving me with the responsibility to manage his trust. Upon trying to sell his home, we realized there would also be need for probate. I am not familiar with these things and turned to a lawyer in my local area, in the same state and within a couple of hours from the county in which my father resided. The lawyer indicated the trust was a mess and that she would not even take the case. I was disheartened and dismayed not knowing where to turn. Then I found a lawyer in adjoining county, Bauer & Associates. Jaclyn, a paralegal at this office, not only took the case, but took away my dread and fear of the unknown. She handled everything with ease, kindness and compassion. Her professionalism and can-do attitude was reassuring. Jaclyn is the BEST!! The law firm got the job done in a very short time, with no issues and took a huge burden off of me. I can’t say enough about them but if I ever need a lawyer or legal advice, I know exactly where to go. I highly recommend Bauer & Associates!
L.B. of Melbourne, FL

Could not be happier or more TRUSTING and confident of Mr. Bauer's 35 years of serving our family well in the area of Trusts, Will and probate matters! THANK YOU BAUER & ASSOCIATES!
A.C. of DeLand, FL

Knowledgeable, personable and gracious with their time. So glad that I found this law firm and have recommended them to friends. Highly recommend them!!
K.M. of Citra, FL

Great company, they have been a great help to me on two occasions. I would certainly use them again!

I am an Illinois attorney who has had, in the recent past, three estates with Florida property. In each of the three matters we contacted Bauer & Associates. Their handling of the matters in Florida was very timely, very professional and their fees very reasonable. I would highly recommend Bauer & Associates.
Meehling & Bernardoni of Illinois

Mr. Bauer and his staff are the best.
M.B. of DeLand

This firm took care of a very small but very complicated estate settlement for my family. It was no small effort, given all the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. They were extremely responsive and always available for the many questions and concerns we had. While remaining professional, they made us feel like family. A special shout out to Jackie, who is simply amazing!
T.R. of DeLand

Completing our estate planning documents left us with a sense of comfortable security in knowing our final wishes are well documented and legalized. Thank you Mr. Bauer - a true professional - and thank you to every one of your staff members for their kindness and attention to detail. You hit every check box we were looking for in our estate planning process.

This is the third estate I was in charge of in 5 years, two dealing with two states. This went the smoothest and was the most economical one I dealt with. They were responsive in all communications and clear. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you.
S.D. of Pennsylvania

After many months of trying find a probate attorney that would deal with our case and get us in quick we came across Bauer & Associates. From the start the process was seamless and straightforward. We worked with Jaclyn and she was always there to answer any questions we had and to handle any dilemmas(6 siblings…so a little chaotic at times). Thank you Jaclyn, for making this difficult situation as easy as possible. Definitely recommend!!
C.E. of Holly Hill

Mr. Bauer took over my moms estate after the prior attorney retired midstream. I am thankful that he did. We found out that the prior attorney had messed up the probate pretty bad. Mr. Bauer's paralegal, Jaclyn, was amazing and helped me along the way and never got irritated with all my constant questions. I ended up using his office to prepare guardianships for me as well which we got taken care of very quickly. Once I sold my mom's house his title company staff handled that side of the puzzle. His office made the process as painless as possible for me and I couldn't be more grateful! Should I ever need legal assistance again I would not hesitate to hire Mr. Bauer and his team to help me.
D.M. of North Carolina

Bauer & Associates was wonderful to work with, very informative and responsive throughout the entire probate process (which was new to me). I highly recommend them to others.
D.A. of Massachusetts

Excellent professional service with a personal touch. I highly recommend Mr. Bauer and his team.
S.G. of Port Orange

Bauer and Associates did our Estate Planning. Mr. Bauer understood our needs and customized our Estate and made recommendations that far exceeded my expectations. We are very happy with the services provided and the courteous and professional staff. We highly recommend the firm for your Estate Planning Needs.

5 yr on my team! If you're a small business looking for legal advice hands down this is the go-to firm. Very friendly helpful definitely a very smooth process check them out.

If you are looking for a great legal firm to handle your probate needs, you needn't look any further. Bauer & Associates came highly recommended. I found them professional, prompt, competent and courteous. They handled my probate matters painlessly and in a timely and expeditious manner. I too would highly recommend them. Jaclyn B is the best!
D.W. of DeLand

I couldn't be happier with the process of writing my Will, setting up a trust, etc. Kirk Bauer was professional, efficient and friendly. He made something I've been avoiding for too long easy!
C.C. of DeLand

Had a probate matter to be handled and Bauer & Associates headed up by their paralegal Jackie did a great job. Excellent follow through, timely and thorough. Would highly recommend.
S.N. of DeBary

I was referred to Bauer & Associates by a family member in the law profession. After making an appointment for my father to discuss estate planning, we had the opportunity to meet and speak with Mr. Bauer. Unfortunately a few months later before the estate planning was done my father passes away. Reaching out again to the firm to seek advice, I was introduced to Jaclyn the paralegal. I told her the situation and she immediately explained what I needed to do. I followed all Jaclyn's instructions and she was by my side every step of the way. She got what I needed done and in record time I feel. Jaclyn was always quick to respond to all emails and phone calls. I was never made to feel as I was bothering her. I can not express enough thanks to Jaclyn & Mr. Bauer as well as the staff at Bauer & Associates. I highly recommend them, and I will continue to use them for my future needs.

I live in NY and had to find someone I could trust dealing with a probate issue concerning my mothers estate. I conducted a search in google and their firm showed up. I read the reviews and they seemed to be a good choice after dealing with them and how they helped me I was so glad I chose them. Jacklyn was a great help and communicated with me constantly. Its hard to choose a lawyer when you can't get out to meet them face to face but this couldn't have gone better. I would definitely recommend them.
T.C. of New York

Kirk Bauer and his team helped our family close our aunt's final affairs who lived in Florida. We live in Texas and travel was extremely complicated during this very challenging and awkward COVID-19 situation. We thank Kirk and his team for helping us with high professionalism during a sensitive and difficult time.
E.A. of Texas

I highly recommend this law firm. They are quick, efficient and very responsive. The staff is friendly and considerate.
S.J. of DeLand

I was dreading going to a lawyer and had a lot of emotional turmoil with the thought of putting my will together and resolving a real estate issue. Mr Bauer was recommended to me by a friend. He and his assistant Nicole took time to explain things and made me feel at ease. He truly took the time to listen to my concerns, answered all my questions and even leant an ear to listen to my troubles. I could tell he was looking out for my best interest and he ensured I was able to make all my own decisions privately and without pressure from family or friends. I called a couple weeks later with changes I wanted to make in my will. Everyone was so understanding and helpful. Everything was completed timely, they made it so easy for me. The staff is pleasant and they know their jobs well. I highly recommend Bauer & Associates. I will definitely return for any future needs.
L.B. of DeLand

Losing my husband was worse than anything I could have imagined and having to go through probate at the same time scared me. Jaclyn took my calls, answered my questions, talked me off the ledge and held my hand. Kirk went over everything on a level I could follow and understand. He and Jaclyn took away the fear and anxiety and stood between me and the parties trying to hurt me and discredit my husband. In the end everything they told me came to pass and without their help and guidance I couldn't have gotten through it. Integrity, honesty and compassion all rolled into one. Kirk also took care of my Will; he and Nicole made it simple, easy and convenient. My deepest gratitude to the entire staff!
L.C. of DeLand

I have used Bauer and associates a few times for different legal matters and have always been pleased with their service. Jaclyn Barath is great to work with.
L.S. of Port Orange

Bauer & Associates is the place to go if you have any Estate needs. I work in Real Estate and work very close with Jaclyn Barath, Mr. Bauer's paralegal - she is very good at what she does and keeps you informed of everything going on and gets things done in a very timely manner. Love working with their title company, Ability Title also, Megan and Nicole get even the hardest transactions closed!!
B.S. of DeLand

Bauer & Associates were there for me in dealing with the estate of my late father at a time of great sorrow, loss and heartache. They took the heavy burden in contending with the legal processes of probate off my shoulders, and, their costs to do so were sensible. I could then solely focus on mourning the loss of my dad without having to worry about all the legal details or being overcharged for legal services. Also, living out of state, I was concerned that I would not be able to deal with all the back and fourths with the courts, but they took that worry off my plate, too. The paralegal, Jaclyn Barath, sent all of the legal paperwork that needed reviewing, notarizing and/or signing directly to my email. She could not have made the process any more easy for me and I am very grateful! I appreciate that they gave me direction at a time when I had no idea which way to go. I highly recommend Bauer & Associates to help in addressing your legal concerns; they will be there for you!
L.L., Lexington, KY

Extremely satisfied with everything they did for me at Bauer and Associates. They took care of every detail for me and handled my legal matters quickly and professionally. Made it so easy on me. Thanks.
DC of Deltona, FL

Bauer & Associates is the place to go if you have any Estate needs. I work in Real Estate and work very close with Jaclyn Barath, Mr. Bauer's paralegal - she is very good at what she does and keeps you informed of everything going on and gets things done in a very timely manner. Love working with their title company, Ability Title also, Megan and Nicole get even the hardest transactions closed!!
BS of DeLand, FL

The sudden death of my brother was a tragic time for our family. From the introductory phone call, Jaclyn Barath was patient & knowledgeable. It became clear that she & the firm would assist & guide us through this difficult process. Jaclyn was extremely responsive and always took the time to answer all of our questions (and there were many) since we live out of state and had no idea on where to start with the probate/estate process for my late brother. I really have only positive things to say about our experience and would highly recommend Jaclyn and the staff of Bauer & Associates.
JC of Pennsylvania

The loss of my grandmother and father was definitely a difficult time in my life. About two years ago I was out in a position that required me having to hire an attorney. I was so very lucky to have come across Bauer & Associates. During a time of grieving but also being taken advantage of by a family member Mr. Bauer and his team went to work, filing a perform and reversing court orders to get what was rightfully mine. It was a long process, not due to Bauer and Associates, but they stuck beside me and they were always keeping me updated on the processes. They were life savers and saved me so much traveling time and stress. Needless to say I was happy when Bauer and Associates fixed everything wrong but was sad because it would probably be the last time I talked to Mr. Bauer and his team!! Natalie was always so pleasant to speak with and Jacklyn was always available to answer questions I didn’t quite understand. I can’t thank them enough!! I highly recommend Bauer and Associates and you will get the results you’re looking for and have peace of mind at night knowing you’re in good hands. God bless you all and thank you for everything!!!
SW of Charlotte, NC

Mr. Bauer and his staff were extremely knowledgeable and very helpful in doing my Will. Mr Bauer covered all issues I had and explained everything in detail. I never felt rushed or ignored. Mr Bauer gave me insight to other areas of interest that I was not aware of and this will help me with finalizing my plans for the future. I highly recommend this firm.
NV of DeLand, FL

Very positive experience. Mr. Bauer was very thorough preparing our will and trust. His staff is very efficient and was responsive to all questions. I highly recommend Bauer and Associates.
CG of DeLand, FL

Bauer and Associates has been an invaluable resource. My family member died suddenly and without a will. I had no idea how to proceed. Mr. Bauer was very clear when he went over everything with me. He even advised me to take a different route than I was planning - which actually did not benefit his bottom line. Jackie, the paralegal, then helped me navigate the legal process. I knew nothing and we were even in different states - she was patient and explained every step. I had no problem getting in touch with Jackie. She always took my calls (and there were a few). She took care of everything. The process was quick and easy. This is the kind of firm you need when you are grieving. People who understand and WANT to help. Thank you Mr. Bauer, Jackie and Natalie!
HD of Winston Salem, NC

It was a pleasure to work with Mr. Bauer and Jaclyn in a probate and guardianship case. Because of the nature of our case, it was a complicated process that took time and patience. Having them at our side made it painless. I will be using Mr. Bauer's services in the years to come. Thank you!
SW of DeLand, FL

Mr. Bauer and his staff, Natalie, Nichole and Jackie will make a difficult situation go smooth and easy on you. Great communication with all and easy access for all the questions I had with a complicated event. I have had the honor of working with Kirk Bauer for 20 years and will only use him for legal advice.
BB of Daytona Beach, FL

My siblings and I hired Mr. Bauer for help with an immoral situation with our other sibling after our mother's passing. Mr. Bauer listens intently; takes notes. Never wavering, he's compassionate to your situation. He works very well with his peers and our outcome was positive. His staff is knowledgeable with friendly personalities; such a joy. Great communication skills throughout.
Then...I immediately hired him for my Estate Planning. I have a few special desires at death. Everything in in Perfect order.
Mr. Bauer, I thank you for your professionalism, knowledge and skills.
All Staff, especially Natalie...You are ALL such amazing Women. Thank you for everything.
Yes, you want to hire Mr. Bauer.

Very pleased with the outstanding professionalism and communication I experienced while working with the Bauer team. I live out of state and needed an attorney for a probate case in Florida, so having someone I could trust to stay on top of my case was critical. Everyone involved went above and beyond, staying in communication with me throughout the whole process. I wanted to write a glowing review here because as someone who puts a lot of emphasis on the experience of others who have used a service, I would whole heartedly recommend Bauer & Associates to anyone.
LY of South Carolina

As a small business owner with over 20 years of customer service experience I'm highly critical on what the term "Great Customer Service" entails. Mr. Bauer and team truly provide Great Customer Service from every facet of the words. It is a dying breed of experience to be Highly Satisfied with service now a day's, but on the contrary Mr. Bauer does a wondrous job in making a connection and finding out about whats important to you.
BF of DeLand, FL

Mr. Kirk Bauer and his staff have handled the legal affairs of many of my family members for years. Everyone is very professional, courteous, efficient, and attentive. These qualities are sometimes hard to find in todays world. I would highly recommend this law practice, for any of your legal needs.
BP of Orlando, FL

Mr. Bauer and his staff have been extremely helpful, prompt and professional with all our legal needs. I highly recommend them.
PJ of Orlando, FL

Great bunch of people. Highly recommend them. Tom Hill does a great job.
TC of DeLand, FL

Mr. Bauer and his staff (particularly, Jaclyn Barath) handled the probate of my mother's Florida estate flawlessly. Although a relatively simple probate, there were a few twists and turns that were unfamiliar to me as a Pennsylvania resident and he and Jackie guided me expertly through the experience every step of the way. I particularly appreciated Mr. Bauer's willingness to negotiate a fee that suited the difficultly level of the probate.

Mr. Bauer was very professional, knowledgeable, and kind while helping my parents with estate planning. The office staff was the same. A good location, easy to get to. I'll definitely go back to get my estate in order. The appointment was on time and went smoothly. Everything thing was well explained. I'd recommend this attorney.
MF of DeLand, FL

Flawlessly executed our estate planning. Met with us on two occasions to make sure all our questions were answered and make sure it was exactly like we wanted. The office staff is super as well.

Kirk and his excellent support staff have been invaluable to both to growing and protecting our business as well as providing confidence and security in our personal lives. He is of unquestionable professionalism and integrity and acutely aware of our business and personal needs. Simply, he has helped our business and individually move through the challenges, opportunities, and stresses with wonderful outcomes. Finally if you need a "business grownup" and incredible individual, Kirk's your man!
RL of Sanford, FL

I recently used Bauer and Associates to do Estate Planning. Mr. Bauer was very thorough, and when we completed the paperwork, I felt very confident that my affairs were all in order. Mr. Bauer never rushed me – he answered all of my questions and made recommendations to me based on his professional knowledge. The staff was friendly and easy to work with. I would highly recommend this firm and plan to use them again as my needs may come up."
AJ of DeLand, FL

I can't say enough about the quality of work that Mr. Bauer has done for me and my wife. Kirk is always available to talk with us, is very knowledgeable, dependable and honest. I highly recommend his work. I cannot say enough good things about him."
MA of DeLand, FL

I was found in the position of being the Executor for my good friend’s estate due to her untimely passing. This was a very complicated estate and if it were not for Mr. Bauer and his staff I would not have endured all the things that were involved. They were there with me every step of the way and always in a timely manner. They went way beyond my expectations and helped make this much less stressful than it could have been, I would recommend Mr. Bauer to anyone and everyone if you are looking for someone down to earth, honest and someone that will work hard for you and support you all the way...I can't thank Mr. Bauer and his staff enough for what they have done for me and for always being there when I needed them."
JD of Longwood, FL

I recently sat down with Mr. Bauer to do my estate planning. He answered all of my questions and thoroughly explained the documents I would need. I was very impressed with Mr. Bauer's professionalism and his staff. I would highly recommend Mr. Bauer."
PL of DeLand, FL

Thank you for handling my mother's estate. It’s never easy choosing a business out of state to work with, let alone a law firm. You both made this process as easy as this could possibly be for me – Thank you, it was a pleasure working with you."
KC of NY

A note of thanks and appreciation for the exceptional job and effort. From the borrower’s initial phone call to closing…six days. Unbelievable. Thanks so much."
GK of Eustis, FL

Thank you for always “taking care” of my legal matters – but most of all for being my friend. With your advice, I know everything is as it should be."
JP of DeLand, FL

My thanks to you for being so prompt and thorough…Might be the best experience (certainly most expeditious) I have ever had with an attorney over my career in the business world."
MC of Lithonia, GA