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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Request Consultation
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.Learn More
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!
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!
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.
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!
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 so amazing to work with. Excellent and efficient communication. She answered any questions I had and was so friendly, really enjoyed going through the process with her. Thank you so much Paula!
Professional, motherly, direct but tender, and extremely knowledgeable! Paula Hartsfield is the best in the business, hands down.