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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. 

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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 help you. Call for a consultation today.

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  •  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
  •  We have known Paula for years, even before she started practicing law. We have entrusted her with many of our legal affairs. She is extremely competent and cares deeply for her clients: we recommend her without hesitation. 

  •  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! 

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