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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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