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Toll Free: 800.738.0424
Local: 386.734.3313
Offices located in DeLand, FL


Please review the testimonials below from our clients.

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