Emily C. Baker

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Washington, DC

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
 | 1129 20th Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-466-8960
Fax: 202-293-8103
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2016
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Appellate (30%)
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    At Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, Emily C. Baker is a family law attorney with experience in high net worth divorces and other complex family law matters. Ms. Baker is prepared to settle a case with mediation and negotiation, but she is also not afraid to litigate when necessary to protect the best interests of her clients. As part of a one of the Best Law Firms named by U.S. News Best Lawyers, she represents clients in Washington, D.C., in cases related to prenuptial agreements, domestic violence, division of assets, paternity, child support and alimony, divorce, issues with divorce and children, appellate work, and modification and enforcement of settlement agreements.

    A member of the family law section of the Fairfax Bar Association, Ms. Baker is also a board member and president-elect for the Fairfax Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section. Ms. Baker is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia and is a former law clerk in the Fairfax Circuit Court.

    Ms. Baker graduated cum laude in 2010 from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts, then attended Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she obtained a Juris Doctor in 2013. With creativity, attention to detail and empathy, she stays with her clients from the beginning of the process to the end.

    With a focus on the end game, Ms. Baker creates a roadmap to the future for her clients as they go through life changes that take a large emotional, mental and financial toll. As they face the uncertainty that comes with the change, Ms. Baker represents their best interests in all legal issues.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Family Law
    • 30%Appellate
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements


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    Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020

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    About Emily Baker

    Admitted: 2016, Washington D.C.

    Professional Webpage: https://www.feldesmantucker.com/attorneys/emily-c-walters/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
    • Virginia Bar, Family Law Section, Member
    • Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Section, Board Member
    • Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Section, President-Elect
    • District of Columbia
    • Virginia

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • When Might a Divorcing Parent Agree to Engage a Parenting Coordinator? September 17, 2018
    • I’ve Just Been Served in Virginia. What Do I Do Now? May 11, 2016
    • Domestic Violence, Protective Orders and Guns: What You Need to Know, September 1, 2016
    • Virginia International Family Law: I’m Worried that My Divorcing Spouse Will Take My Child Out of the Country, February 1, 2017
    • Dividing Military Retired Pay in Divorce, May 30, 2017
    • The Evolution Of Custody Law in Virginia And Across The U.S., July 11, 2017
    • U.S. Supreme Court Assures Another Right to Same-Sex Parents, August 02, 2017 
    • Will I have to Pay Alimony Forever? November 21, 2017
    • How Could Mediation Be Useful in My Divorce? April 10, 2018


    • How to Create an Effective Parenting Plan Emily Baker – Senior Associate Virginia Divorce Attorney, Emily Baker discusses how co-parents can create an effective parenting plan after a divorce. A parenting plan is another name for a contract or an agreement that co-parents can enter into together concerning custody and visitation of their kids. A parenting plan is an important tool that parents can use to layout structure and detail to their time with their children. It’s important to start thinking about a parenting plan as early in the process as possible because it helps create and maintain stability for your children during this period. There are 5 major practical considerations when developing a parenting plan with your co-parent. These include: ·         Location of home ·         Location of kids’ schools ·         Parent’s work and time constraints ·         Kids’ ages ·         Kids’ special needs Parenting plans are usually developed out of the court system. This is important because it allows a parent to be as creative as they want to be. For parents with a unique work schedule, we can create a workable parenting plan. For example, you can create a varying week-to-week or a varying month-to-month schedule that comports with your work schedule, but also makes sure you have time to spend with your kids. My biggest goal when working with parents is to minimize conflict in their co-parenting relationship so their children can thrive in their new family environment and divorce doesn’t become a life event for them., How to Create an Effective Parenting Plan , 2019

    Educational Background:

    • Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, Cum Laude, B.A., 2010
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    1129 20th Street, NW
    4th Floor
    Washington, DC 20036

    Phone: 202-466-8960

    Fax: 202-293-8103

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    Last Updated: 11/25/2019

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