Hartsfield Law is continuing to accept new clients. Because of COVID-19, many people have become acutely aware of the importance of having their plans in place in case of incapacity or death. At Hartsfield Law we are using technology such as Zoom Conferencing, Facetime and even the telephone to meet with clients. Please call 903-533-1651 today to set up an appointment.

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Estate planning, estate administration, and probate attorney in Tyler, TX

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  • Estate Planning


    Contrary to what some people believe, estate plans are not reserved for the old and the wealthy. It is important for people of every age and income level who want to help protect their finances and avoid future conflicts between family members. 

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  • Probate Law


    Probate is the process by which a court legally recognizes a persons’ death and authorizes the administration of his or her estate. If the person left a Will, the court also determines its validity.

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    Busy people have busy schedules.  Normal business hours at Hartsfield Law are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  However, we also offer after hour appointments to accommodate your schedule. We are located in Tyler, TX.

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5 Important Ways

Hartsfield Law is Different From Traditional Law Firms

  • One point of content

    One & only point of contact

    At Hartsfield Law, I will be your only point of contact. You won’t be passed off to an assistant after our initial contact. When you call, I am the one who will pick up the phone. When you email, I am the one who reads it and responds.

  • Educating you about estate planning & probate

    I want to educate you about the process

    I don’t just draft your documents and tell you to sign here, here and here. The most important job I have is to educate you about estate planning and probate. No two people and no two families are alike. The more you know the better able you are to make good decisions for you and your loved ones.

  • You see fees ahead of time, no hidden fees

    set fees shown to you ahead of time

    You will know from the outset how much it will cost. Billable hour is becoming archaic in the law profession. That’s why I have set fees based on the decisions you make after I educate you about your choices.

  • Getting to know you

    I want to get to know you

    There is absolutely nothing “stuffy” about Hartsfield Law! My goal is to make you feel welcome and comfortable. I like to take the time to get to know you and to learn about your family. That helps me to know how best to assist you in developing your plan.

  • Committed to you and your family

    I am committed to you and your family

    I am committed to what matters to you most – your family. I am devoted to ensuring your family does not collapse upon the disability or passing of a loved one. My hope is to establish a long-term relationship with your family and with you.

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There is an old saying that goes:” What you don’t know can’t hurt you.” WRONG! What you don’t know can definitely hurt you when it comes to protecting yourself and your loved ones. There are so many things that most people are unaware of when it comes to estate planning and incapacity. The law is always changing, and it is vital that you know how it can affect your family. I am always surprised when I hear things like:

  • “Everything is going to my spouse when I die anyway, so why do I need a Will.”
  • “I don’t have to probate my spouse’s Will because it is all going to me anyway”
  • “I don’t have anything so I don’t need a Will.”

Another thing I am surprised about is that so many people fail to plan for the possibility of incapacity or disability. We are living much longer today than anytime in history. As a result, the possibility of incapacity is increasing significantly. It is vital that you arrange to give someone the authority to take care of things for you if you are unable to do it for yourself. Let Hartsfield Law in Tyler, Texas help you. Call for a consultation today.

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  •  My husband and I recently married and each have children (5 and 3 respectively all adults) from previous marriages. Having known Paula personally for several years, she was our number #1choice for future planning (wills, Health Directives, etc). Throughout the process, she made us feel so comfortable and answered all of our questions. I can honestly say, I can sleep better at night knowing everything is in writing which will ease the burden for our children to carry out our future and final wishes. Thanks Paula! 

  •  My husband, Rich, and I needed a last will and testament. We had procrastinated for years. For that reason, we engaged the services of a qualified estate –planning Attorney, Paula Hartsfield. After conferring with us, Paula Hartsfield prepared and explained each facet of the state plan: Last Will, Power of Attorney, and Medical advance Directives, to ensure our desires were known to our children. Paula Hartsfield created a will that fulfilled our goals and wishes in an efficient, timely, and friendly manner. She was fair with her pricing and extravagant with her time. We were impressed with her skilled estate planning and are delighted with outcome. We rest peacefully with the knowledge that a professional lawyer completed our will. The plan (our property, advanced medical decisions, and a named executor) will dissolve disputes with our children and give them peace of mind. Really, that was the long term goal. Paula is professional and a delight! 

    Vicky and Rich
  •  From the updating of our wills to having medical powers of attorney in place, all of our questions and concerns were addressed. Paula thoroughly explained different aspects of estate planning and took great to make sure we understood which plan was best for us at this time in our lives. Thank you! 

    Scott and Renee
  •  Paula Hartsfield did our will, power of attorney, and our medical directives. She did a very professional job and made sure our wants and needs were taken care of. She answered and advised us on any questions we had. She was prompt in getting everything taken care of and now we both have peace in mind, because our children will not have to make those difficult decisions when our time comes. 

    Allen and Kris
  •  Hartsfield Law was amazing to work with. They were very professional, but very personal and I never had to question the amount of attention my case was being given. I’d highly, highly recommend them! 

  •  As a nurse I have witnessed families in crisis by not having information concerning medical care and advanced planning directives. Paula Hartsfield worked with me and my husband Terry to make our very important choices legal and documented. We knew we didn’t want our children to argue upon one another in order to carry out our medical choices. I wanted to make it as simple for my children as I could and with Paula’s help there will be no doubt as to my wishes. Thank you Paula. 

  •  Paula was absolutely amazing to work with. During such a hard time she made everything so easy for my husband and myself. I can’t say enough great things about how she made this process so smooth and how professional yet compassionate Paula is. I would recommend Paula to anyone because you can be completely confident in the work she will do. Thank you so much Paula from our family to you.  

    Cherie Welch
  •  Paula is passionate about the services she offers her clients. She handled my mother's probate for us. She did such a good job that I referred a close friend and my sister to her when they needed their Estates Planned and their Wills done. We've been putting it off for years but I finally got around to having her do my wife's and mine Wills and Estate plan. Paula once told me she considers each client as family. You can't go wrong with that. 

    Blair Dietering
  •  We highly recommend Paula for any estate planning needs. After putting this off for years, we were pleasantly surprised at how easy the process turned out to be! Paula is able to explain terms in easy to understand language, eager to answer all questions, and honest in helping to make good decisions; and it's all done in a very comfortable setting. We feel very confident in her work and were impressed with her efficiency. It's especially comforting to feel secure that Paula will continue to be available to answer any future questions that may come up. We are so very thankful to have had Paula's help! 

    Mark and Teresa
  •  Professional, knowledgeable, friendly- Those are just some of the words I would use to describe Paula Hartsfield. My wife and I had been putting off our estate planning for so many years, and with Paula's expert guidance we finally got it done. She made the complex easy to understand and we are relieved to have it finally taken care of. Don't put it off any longer! Take care of your business and sleep better knowing it's done.  

    John C, Tyler TX
  •  We highly recommend Paula for your estate planning. After year of procrastinating, we finally sat down with her and she carefully explained everything to us. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about her work. She made it easy to understand and execute. We feel much better now that this has been taken care of. I will definitely refer her to my friends and family.  

    Barbara Rossiter
  •  Professional, personable, knowledgeable. She was willing to take the time with us and answer our questions. She is not in her profession just to make the money. She cares about her clients. She believes in making sure that her client is set for the present or future situations. 

  •  We met with Paula to plan our wills. She put together a comprehensive booklet covering all the necessary accessories for planning for the future. So much went in to her preparation. She is thorough, willing to explain all legal terms , but most of all she is genuine and you feel like you have met a dear friend. Thank you , Paula for your service to us. We feel confident in our choice of your services to help us plan for our will. You made it a comfortable experience. 

    Jack and Margaret Finkle
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