Rachel Hill Borntreger (pronounced “Born-tray-gur”) practices exclusively in the areas of marital and family law. She is an experienced and tenacious trial attorney, who represents all persons in family law proceedings throughout North Florida.

Prior to practicing law, Rachel volunteered significant time advocating for children as a court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem.  During law school, she focused her studies on serving the public, interning at both the Public Defender’s Office and the Public Interest Law Center Family Law Clinic, representing individuals in criminal and family law proceedings.

After graduating with honors from Florida State University College of Law, Rachel practiced at local firms, gaining valuable experience handling complex financial divorces and difficult parenting battles with a team of seasoned attorneys driven for success.  After nine years in the field, equipped with expertise, passion and drive, Rachel opened her own firm, Borntreger Law, P.A.

A Tallahassee native, Rachel is passionate about her community. She serves as a Board Member of LeMoyne Arts, promoting art and art education in the Panhandle, and Sunrise Rotary, providing service to local community organizations.  Rachel is also the founding president of a local non-profit, Capital Collaborative Group, dedicated to promoting alternative dispute resolutions.  She is also a potter, musician, and fitness enthusiast.

Rachel is a guest lecturer at Florida State University College of Law on the subject of marital law, frequent speaker at community forums, and teaches other attorneys the practice of family law through Legal Aid’s Thunderdome program.  In 2017, she was recognized as Legal Aid’s Mentor of the Year.  In 2018, Rachel was a star fundraiser and dancer for Legal Services’ Dancing with the Stars competition. 

“I help the best people through the worst time of their life"

As a child of divorce herself, Rachel understands firsthand how divorce can impact children.  Divorce doesn’t have to damage a child.  In fact, Rachel’s blended family was vital in forming the person she is today.  While her mother and father taught her diplomacy and advocacy skills, her stepparents taught her kindness and laughter.  She wants her client’s children to have the same experience, by helping reduce spousal conflict and empowering clients to move forward in a positive direction. There is no typical client, but former clients include:



A former spouse terminating his alimony obligation upon his retirement



A divorcing spouse, whose husband had hidden and lied about assets

A business owner in a divorce, where the spouse threatened to harm the business reputation

A parent accused of substance abuse by the other parent

A parent relocating to another state with the children.

A father seeking to establish his parental rights for his child.

 

 

A mother reunited with her child after the father had alienated the child.

 

 

Children who are up for adoption by a family member.

Alison Daechsel
Alison Daechsel, Legal Assistant

Alison is from Jacksonville and moved to Tallahassee to attend the Florida State University. Go Noles!

She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Family and Child Sciences, with a certificate in Developmental Disabilities.  She has a passion for community service which she developed through Alpha Phi Omega, a coed community service fraternity.  In her spare time Alison enjoys traveling, attending concerts, and spending time with family.