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Serving Ellis County, including Midlothian, Waxahachie, Mansfield and Arlington as well as the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the Hardesty Law Office was founded to provide legal services to individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations with the personal attention and legal expertise they deserve. We can assist you in all areas of law that touch on the family, such as divorces, child custody, child support, estate planning, probate, guardianship, and criminal matters. We also help corporate clients in business formations, general counsel help, contract drafting, and subrogation matters.



Our attorneys represent business owners in all stages of corporate law from entity formation to contract preparation and review, to purchasing or selling a business. Depending on the services required, our firm offers flat fee, hourly or hybrid billing options. Our firm offers the benefits of in-house counsel on an as needed basis.



Do I need a lawyer near me?  The answer is probably yes.  We represent clients in criminal defense matters in Ellis County. If you or someone close to you has been charged with a crime in Ellis County, we can handle your cases in Texas state, federal and juvenile courts. We take all criminal cases, including sex crimes, DWI, theft, assault, drug crimes, license suspensions, and class C issues.



Planning for the unknown is often difficult, as most of us seek to avoid the "what if's" of life. Often you are busy with your life and delay estate planning until something happens. Our attorneys will help you develop an estate plan that meets your needs and includes important documents and determining fiduciary and guardianship responsibilities for your loved ones.



Our attorneys offer comprehensive family counsel. We understand the complexities of relationships covered by family law, especially when children are involved. Our approach when working with clients is a combination of compassion, legal knowledge, and experience.



Our attorneys understand the importance of developing a guardianship plan to avoid a court-appointed guardianship. We understand the importance of having a written instructions directing care should you be incapacitated. We are committed to helping you and your family.



Probating a family will or trust can be emotional and stressful. Our attorneys assist families and individuals with uncontested and contested probate matters. Our approach combines compassion with legal knowledge and experience. Our attorneys understand which legal matters must be addressed immediately to minimize the impact on the family and protect the estate.



The focus of our mediation practice is to help you resolve your conflicts by utilizing our experiences in our practice areas. Our knowledge and experience help you understand the particular intricacies of each dispute in such a way to lead the parties toward resolution.

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