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Rachel R. Bachand

Divorce and separation Attorney at Cocoa, FL

4.4   20 reviews

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Licensed for 27 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/23/2022
State AK
Status Inactive
Acquired 2006
Updated 09/08/2022
State MO
Status Inactive
Acquired 1996
Updated 09/19/2022

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Rachel R. Bachand
959 N. Cocoa Blvd., Ste. 1
Cocoa, FL, 32922
Bachand & Bachand, P.A.
959 N Cocoa Blvd Ste 1
Cocoa, FL, 32922-7565
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Posted by Tammy | August 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I just had my final divorce hearing . I feel so lucky I found such a professional, caring attorney and team . Rachel listened to everything I had to say . She addressed any concerns I had along the way . She promptly answered emails and phones calls. Rachel and her staff showed such compassion to me . While they deal with this everyday they knew I was scared and hurt and treated me like I wasn't just a job . She even gave me tips on how not to run thru my retainer with wasted correspondence. I think that alone shows she cares. I would highly recommend this firm .
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Posted by Amanda | January 29, 2020
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Rachel is so incredibly talented and knowledgeable regarding divorce and paternity matters. At all times, I felt as though my daughter and I were heard and fought for. I highly recommend Rachel for any and all divorce and/or paternity matters.
Posted by Mary | December 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Rachel Bachand was highly recommended by multiple people and exceeded my expectations as my divorce attorney. She is professional, thorough, direct, and a great communicator. She is an attorney of great character and integrity. She made sure my voice was heard. She stood up for what was best for me and was there every step of the way. She has the ability to say what needs to be said in a no nonsense, easy to understand way. All these qualities allowed me to not worry about what was going to happen because I knew she'd take care of whatever came our way. She is exactly who I needed in my corner and I can't recommend her enough.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2018
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Leaves no stone unturned
Rachel was a recommended to me by someone who had a far more complex divorce case but in my case, she was nonetheless as thorough and aggressive as I could've hoped for in terms of representing my interests. She is passionate and committed to what she does, simply the best.
Posted by Daniel | December 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney
Rachel and her team handled every aspect of my custody case. Through dedication, knowledge and experience, Rachel fought until I was awarded majority timesharing of my daughter. My daughter was able to come home to her family and friends she's known and loved her entire life. I can't thank Rachel enough!!
Posted by Virginia | June 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and thorough
Rachel and her team did an excellent job with my divorce. She is extremely professional and thorough. Rachel and her staff were also kind and understanding which was very important for me since divorce is emotionally taxing. I highly recommend her!
Posted by Stacy | October 1, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
She is truly the best!
I have to say that she is truly the best family law attorney in Brevard County. I have used her, both of my brothers and she is just amazing. Her professionalism, he knowledge and her will to fight for you never ends. She is truly the best attorney I have ever hired. I promise you that you want her on your side fighting for you!
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Intelligent, Thorough, and a great negotiator.
This review does not come lightly, as I have attorneys in my family. Ms Bachand handled my case fairly, efficiently, and in my opinion, expertly. She cares and listens, which to me is very important, and always frankly told me how things looked, whether the facts were pleasant or not. She came highly recommended to me, and more than lived up to the standard. I would not hesitate to call upon her again.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2015
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Rachel R. Bachand represented me during a difficult life changing event. The legal assistance and representation that was provided by Rachel R. Bachand and staff helped keep me informed during a time when important decisions needed to be addressed. I found the Bachand law group to be responsive and to the point when I had questions regarding my case. I did manage to achieve the majority of my objectives in this case and I was fortunate to have a good attorney to guide me through the legal process. Thank you.
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Posted by heidi | January 13, 2015
Reliable and Dependable
Rachel Bachand has handled multiple cases for me since 2005...Both she and and office staff have gone above and beyond with keeping me informed of what is going on with my cases.. with exceptional court outcomes....They are extremely knowledgeable and very personable..I would highly recommend Rachel Bachand for any family law problems you may have...
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Posted by Shannon | November 21, 2014
BEST FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY EVER!
I knew of Rachel because she helped my brother with his custody issues over a decade ago. I know she got very good results for him at a reasonable cost. So I recently contacted her to help my nephews with custody and other issues. She exceeded my expectations in EVERY way at a very reasonable cost, and in a much quicker than expected time frame. I couldn't have asked for better results at any cost.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2014
BEST CUSTODY LAWYER IN BREVARD! Most Compassionate, HONEST, Knowledgeable Attorney Around!
I was gun shy about hiring any attorney based off of the nightmares I have witnessed friends go through. My divorce was pretty much cut and dry from a financial aspect, the ONLY thing I cared about was CUSTODY. Rachel came recommended to me from a friend and from the moment I met her I knew she was a perfect fit for me. Rachel was frank, told me things I didn't want to hear and prepared me for the absolute worst, yet gave me the best possible outcome. She always remained courteous and professional to the opposing side, her demeanor simply commands respect. On a personal level I honestly felt she CARED about my kids. My case was unique because there was a lot of details that needed to be presented and heard to fully understand the situation. It is difficult to get that attention to detail out of any attorney, but Rachel made it her mission to ensure my concerns were voiced. I have read some other reviews on here where people say she is unresponsive. At one point in the beginning I thought that, now realizing there is a method to her work. Rachel is not looking to rack up a clients bill with meaningless communication, she takes things step by step, and when it comes down to a clients day in court....that client has 1000% of her attention. I can't count the HOURS of phone conversations from 5am before a hearing, to 9pm on a Sunday night she spent preparing me for court, nailing down details. In a hearing she brought up details I mentioned in off-the-cuff comments during conversation with her 6months prior. At the end of my hearing my judge even commented about how well Mrs. Bachand presented her case.This attorney has an AMAZING ability to cut through the nonsense, present the facts and make your voice heard. She does not sugar coat anything, and becomes personally invested to make sure the children's best interests are met. Her office staff is also amazing and responsive, they have gone above and beyond. It is clearly evident what a true team they are. Divorce is an scary and ugly process, once you hire this attorney you can rest assured you are on the path to peace. SHE WILL GET IT DONE.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2014
Compassionate, Kind, Caring & Very Knowledgeable
I had a friend refer me to Bachand & Bachand for help with my legal matters. I hired Rachel for my very complicated divorce. I knew my case was not an easy one. From the moment we sat down for my consultation to the very end - She was always very informative. I knew from day one, I had the right person on my side! We had properties, minor children & both have businesses we run. Rachel and her staff were always very compassionate & understanding. Everyone was always kind, even when I called or emailed frustrated with my X. Rachel is very knowledgeable and I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a Family Law attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2013
Very good attorney for family law !
I met with Rachel several times to get advice on my ongoing paternity case. She was very engaged with my situation, offered REAL advice and suggestions to help me and save me unnecessary legal fees. I've seen a lot of attorneys over the years and she is one of the best I've worked with.
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2013
Best Custody Lawyer in Brevard
After dealing with 4 lawyers, Rachel immediately got to work. She came highly recommended from another prominent attorney int he community due to a conflict. She is quick, to the point, and she keeps slick lawyers on the subject at hand. This attorney is well liked throughout the court community and truly cares about the well being of the child and it shows in her work. She commands respect from judges and attorneys alike. Judges like her because she is no nonsense. She does not put up with nonsense, she is never rude or disrespectful. She doesn't bully, she just sticks to the facts. Many nights I would get e-mails from her in the middle of the night while she was working on my case. This lawyer is tops and her paralegal staff is the best. Jessica and Sheryl don't miss a beat. They are the oil that keeps this machine running! After three attorneys, I know good paralegals and ones that just tell you what you want to hear. I consider everyone in this office lifelong friends. They kept me sane during one of the most stressful times of my lives. You get what you pay for, and sometimes the overpriced attorneys get you for what you paid. You cannot base an attorney on what they charge, some are living on their previous reputation, some undercharge and underperform. This attorney is young and energetic. She will get you to a good place. Trust her, even when you don't hear from her, she is working, I know this first hand because just when I thought nothing was happening, I'd see the effect of her work and how much time she put into it based on her court filings. I can't say enough about Rachel, Joseph, Jessica, and Sheryl. I have nicknamed them "The Dream Team".
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Posted by Joe | August 10, 2012
Rachel cares. She will fight for what is right.
Mrs. Bachand took my case after I had been through 3 lawyers. She listened and understood my case down to the smallest detail. She has a team Sheryl and Jessica who are right there with her. They don't miss a beat. They took ownership of my case. They by far went above and beyond what was necessary when things got tough. Family law is emotional. They helped in a way you would expect from friends but always made sure business was taken care of. During every argument in hearings, Mrs. Bachand was well prepared and she never let the other attorney get off the subject at hand. She is very good at keeping the argument focused. She can always redirect the other attorney and judge back to the subject at hand. I won't go into the details of the case, but it turned out great for my child and me.
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Posted by Debbie | November 10, 2011
Worth every penny
Rachel Bachand handled my child relocation case. I started out with another attorney who wasted 6 mos. Rachel picked the case up and worked hard and fast filing documents and prepared for court. 3 months later I was granted relocation.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2015
Save your Money...Retain Someone Else!
Rachel came recommended from several people that I know or who are friends of a friend. I was very impressed with her the first time I met with her. She seemed very knowledgeable and understanding and the attorney for me. However, after the first month, it all went down hill from there. The lack of communication from Rachel and her office staff is inexcusable, unacceptable, and unprofessional. This is my experience with Rachel and her office. I sent an email. No response. I called 2 weeks later. Secretary said she would let Rachel know I called & the conversation we had. Never heard a word. Called again a week later. Secretary said Rachel was not in the office that day; she told me to email Rachel & cc her. I did and the secretary replied back to my email; she said to let her know if I didn't hear back from Rachel within a day. I emailed the secretary 2 days later to let her know that I hadn't heard a word from Rachel. Still heard nothing from anyone after this email to the secretary. I finally called there the next day sharing my frustration with the lack of communication. Secretary said she would relay the message & probably would get back to me herself to schedule a phone conference if that's what Rachel recommended. Never heard a word back from anyone, again! When I called again a few days later, I spoke to the other office staff member. The one I usually talked with told this staff member that she didn't have an answer for me yet. The woman said when she had gone into Rachel's office earlier that morning my paperwork was sitting on her desk. A week went by and I still didn't hear anything. I called back on a Monday complaining once again about the lack of communication that was taking place. It got to be Friday and still not a word from anyone. When I called again the following Monday the lady I spoke with last Monday seemed surprised that I hadn't heard from Rachel as she said I was on the list of people Rachel had of needing to get in contact with last week. I encountered this same nonresponsiveness from Rachel's office several times in the 9 months I was with this firm. This last encounter was the icing on the cake for me... Rachel was supposed to email me immediately after our last phone conference about the couple of items that we did not get to address due to running out of time during our phone conference. Two weeks later I still had not heard from Rachel. That is when I left her practice and retained a new attorney. My advice to you... save your money and retain another lawyer! I wasted 9 months and my entire retainer with Rachel; I didn't get very far in my case and felt she was more interested in just settling everything instead of going to bat for me. I should have left this practice after being with them a couple of months. Don't make the same mistake I did!
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2014
Poor responsiveness
Mrs. Bachand was highly recommended to me from my prior attorney who had moved out of state. At first Mrs Bachand seemed like she would be a great replacement for our case involving a simple parenting plan. This was 2 years ago and we still do not have an appropriate parenting plan in place, causing issues between the parents. She did not answer questions in a timely manner and most of the time received emails from her paralegal regarding law issues. I felt she did not keep me informed regarding the process and updates in the case. I do not feel that she has represented my case properly. This same issue is happening with a friend's case. Mrs. Bachand is not responsive to that person's phone calls/emails in a decent time frame, taking more than 3 days in order to speak with her regarding pressing issues. I am not happy with the representation of this lawyer. She may be knowledgeable regarding the law but keeping clients informed and responding to their questions should also be an important part of practice.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2012
Charged for work not performed
I used this attorney. She was okay at first but as time went on became more unresponsive. She charged me for legal documents which she never filed with the court. She charged me also large amounts for paralegal consultation for speaking with her front office clerk who I had to point out was not a paralegal.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • partner
  • Bachand & Bachand, P.A.
  • 1999 - Present

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1995

Associations

  • Alaska Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • 1996 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

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Rachel R. Bachand
Divorce and separation Attorney
Cocoa, FL
Licensed for 27 years