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Hunter Sargent, PLLC is Securing Legacies in North Texas

Hunter Sargent, PLLC is Denton's premier estate planning lawyer and business planning law firm. We'll prepare your will, trust, and business planning so you can rest easy knowing you've secured your legacy for generations to come. We have the wisdom and skill to plan legacies of all sizes. Everyone needs estate planning - the good news is it's never too early and if you're reading this, it's not too late. If you only had one week left, would you get an estate plan? If the answer is “Yes”, you should already have an estate plan. We're happy to accommodate you so you feel safe - just let us know about your requests before your appointment and we'll see you soon.

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The best time to plan your legacy was 10 years ago. The next best time is today. Everyone needs estate planning - the good news is it's never too early and if you're reading this, it's not too late.

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Estate Planning

Protect your legacy and your loved ones by making your wishes legally binding. There’s no such thing as a simple estate, but that doesn’t mean estate planning has to be difficult. We don’t dabble in estate planning – it’s what we do.

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If you’ve just lost a loved one, their estate may need to go through the probate process to transfer their assets to their heirs. Many times, the process can be mitigated or avoided entirely. Choosing the wrong probate attorney could be disastrous for you and your loved one’s legacy.



Wills are the most common estate planning strategy in Texas. At its core, a will simply states who will be in charge of your legacy and who will inherit your legacy. For many people, the simplicity of a will is just what they need to start the estate planning process.



Trusts aren’t just for tax planning (although they’re great for that, too). If you want to make things easier and faster for your loved ones, you need a trust. Trusts are extremely popular for people who haven’t updated their will in over 5 years, people moving to Texas, and people who have no estate planning at all.


Asset Protection Planning

Divorce, predators, and lawsuits threaten those you love the most. Estate taxes are a constant fear for even the humblest legacies. If your legacy involves disability, privacy concerns, potential conflict, or blended families, protect your assets with our cutting-edge legal strategies and rest easy knowing you’ve secured your legacy for generations to come.

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Business Planning

Your business is your life’s work. Protecting your legacy is simply too important to rely on someone who doesn’t focus on business planning. We’ve mastered the legalese so you don’t have to.

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LLC Planning

LLCs are the workhorse of modern business entities. Flexible, dynamic, and powerful, the LLC can be molded into your vision for your business or investment company. You only have one chance to plan your LLC the best possible way for your legacy.


S-Corp Planning

The S-Corporation is a tried-and-true mainstay business entity. They can be easily managed and traded so you can use your expertise to grow and attract investors at every step. Taking a wrong step setting up or maintaining your S-Corp can be disastrous.


Partnership Planning

Partnerships are “business marriages” that simply must be planned correctly from the beginning. When you don’t need a business entity as formal as an LLC or corporation, a partnership may be exactly what you’re looking for.

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Professional Practice Planning

If you need a license from the State of Texas to do business, you need a professional practice. Professionals deal with unique challenges when it comes to ownership, retirement, and asset protection. Not only will your business rely on the design of your corporate structure, but your license will too.

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Lady Bird Deeds

As bizarre as it is, the government won’t let your death stop them from taxing you. According to the IRS, the estate tax is “a tax on your right to transfer property at your death,” which is one of the reasons it’s often referred to as a “death tax.” This means that when a person dies, the federal and/or state government will assess the estate’s worth and claim a percentage in a process called probate.


Medicaid Planning

You may immediately think: “I don’t need Medicaid, and, more importantly, I don’t qualify for it.” But you might be surprised. While it may be true that you don’t, by true definition, “need” the free financial assistance that Medicaid can provide, you can still benefit from it and use it to protect your assets for your family.

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Irrevocable Living Trusts

An Irrevocable Living Trusts is trust that, once in place, can’t be changed without the beneficiary’s permission or a court’s approval. We can help you design an irrevocable living trust to protect certain assets from being taxed and penalized.

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Testamentary Trusts

A testamentary trust is one that is established in a person’s last will and testament. It is not created until after the person has passed away. Additionally, a will may contain more than one testamentary trust. Although they play an important role in wealth management, testamentary trusts are not for everyone. 

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GRATs aren’t an ideal estate planning tool for everyone. They’re typically the most beneficial to wealthy individuals whose assets will be subject to significant estate tax liability when they die. Despite being irrevocable trusts rather than living trusts, GRATs allow for substitution of assets, as long as the value of the assets is matched by the value of replacement assets.


Generation-Skipping Trusts

A generation-skipping trust is a special kind of fiduciary arrangement by which a grantor (the owner) passes down assets to a later generation that is not their children. The grantor skips over their children to pass the inheritance to their grandchildren or another young person, which is how this trust earned its name.

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Wealth Protection Legacy Plan

Our Wealth Protection plan connects you with our vast experience with high-net-worth clients and our most closely trusted advisors including CPAs, insurance specialists, and financial advisors.  Every Wealth Protection plan will be different depending on your needs and goals, but each plan will help you maximize growth, control, and distribution of your assets.

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Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs)

A family limited partnership (FLP) is a legal arrangement in which a family business or asset is placed into a partnership and owned by multiple family members. The partnership is typically established by a parent or senior family member, who transfers ownership of the business or asset to the partnership in exchange for an ownership interest in the partnership, known as a "unit."

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Trust Administration

The trust administration process can be a challenging task, but it is an important responsibility for the trust administrator or trustees. By following the terms of the trust document and acting in the best interests of the beneficiaries, they can help ensure that the trust assets are managed and distributed according to the wishes of the trust creator.

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Business Succession Planning

As a successful entrepreneur, you’ve put your heart and soul into your business. You’ve sacrificed and made the hard calls, and all of your diligence has paid off. But before you can enjoy all the fruits of your labor, you have one more big decision to make: What will happen to your company after you’re gone? If you want your business to be a source of financial security for your family for years to come, you need to set a plan in motion now.

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Business Lawyer

Think back to a mistake you’ve made with your business, something you wish you could do over. Don’t you wish there had been someone there to guide you in the right direction? In a sense, that’s what a business lawyer is: Someone who checks over your plans to help you avoid legal pitfalls and position your company for long-term success.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is your office?

Hunter Sargent, PLLC is located inside the Alagood, Cartwright, Burke building at 319 W Oak St., Denton, Texas 76201. 

How do I contact you?

You can schedule an appointment directly to Hunter Sargent’s calendar here, or you can call us at (940) 594-7754.  You can also request more information via email at

Do I need to come to your office for a consultation?

No.  We offer phone and virtual consultations via Zoom, Skype, and Teams in addition to in-person meetings.  Schedule an appointment directly to Hunter Sargent’s calendar here

How much does a consultation cost?

Your initial consultation will be free. The fee for your matter will be discussed at the consultation, as well as a timeline and what you can expect from us.

How long have you practiced law?

Hunter Sargent was licensed to practice law in 2014. Estate planning and business planning has always been a part of Hunter Sargent’s practice.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, checks, certified funds, wire transfer, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Contact us to make your payment online.

Do you handle personal injury, divorce, child custody, child support, immigration, or criminal law cases?

No. We focus on estate planning and business planning. We excel in those areas instead of being a “jack of all trades, master of none.”

How much does a will cost?

The answer depends on too many factors to list here. We offer flexible payment options so you can get your estate plan in place.

How much does a trust cost?

The answer depends on too many factors to list here. We offer flexible payment options so you can get your estate plan in place.

Do you offer discounts?

We offer discounts to veterans, first responders, front-line workers, and teachers.

What is a will?

A will is a document that transfers your property after you pass.  A will is a legal document that requires care and expertise to draft properly.  Wills are not effective until they are probated.

What is a trust?

A trust is a document that lays out how your property will be managed and distributed. In simplest terms, trusts are used to avoid probate, keep your estate private, and get your legacy to your family quickly and inexpensively. 

How do I decide between a will and a trust?

There are lots of reasons to choose either a will or a trust. Simply put, a will is easier for you, but a trust is easier for your family.

I’ve heard probate in Texas is no big deal. Why should I try to avoid it?

It’s true that probate is easier in Texas than some other states. However, probate is a formal legal proceeding that requires delay, heartache, and legal fees. Probates are also very public – everything you own and every debt you owe will become public record.  

What is a living will?

A living will (sometimes called a directive to physicians) is for end-of-life decisions. A living will does not work the same as a living trust or “last will” and confusing any of them could be catastrophic.

Do I need a will or a trust?

No. Texas law provides a default process to distribute your property to your heirs. However, a will can make that process much easier for your loved ones and a trust can avoid the process altogether.

What happens if I die without a will?

The short answer is, “it’s complicated.”  Texas law requires that your property be distributed to your “heirs at law”, which could result in odd fractional interests and property going to people you never intended to inherit.

What about my business?

With a will, your business won’t have anybody to manage business affairs until well into the probate process (which could take months or years). If you have a trust, your business can be managed the moment you pass away or lose capacity.  

Can you review my existing estate plan?


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