Rachel J. Baer’s practice focuses on wills, trusts, and estates, as well as guardianship and conservatorship for incapacitated adults. Whether planning for the future or dealing with an immediate crisis, estate planning is a loving way of providing for our families and friends, as well as ensuring that our wishes are given full effect.
Ms. Baer strives to help her clients understand their options and make the best decisions for themselves and their loved ones. Ms. Baer’s experience ranges from helping clients with simple wills to complex trusts, and everything in between.
Ms. Baer also concentrates on helping pet owners to intentionally include their pets in their plans—regardless of the size of their estate. In addition, Ms. Baer advises individuals who are administering trusts or estates, and helps them navigate the legal rules and court requirements.
Ms. Baer also helps families attain guardianship and conservatorship for their loves ones who have lost capacity due to dementia, intellectual disability, or mental illness. In these difficult circumstances, Ms. Baer provides empathetic advice, and ensures that every case is focused on the client and their loved one’s needs.
Ms. Baer can also assist conservators as they account for their loved ones’ assets, and assist clients in transferring guardianship and conservatorship to and from other states. In addition, the Virginia Supreme Court has qualified Ms. Baer as a guardian ad litem for both incapacitated adults and children.
Ms. Baer was born and raised in San Diego, California before moving to Northern Virginia in 2003. She currently lives in Alexandria with her husband and their energetic toddler.
- Patrick Henry College, B.A. in Government, cum laude with high honors, 2006
- Regent University, J.D., cum laude, 2009
Admissions and Affiliations:
- Virginia Bar, 2009
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
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