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Hunter Reed Sargent

Hunter Reed Sargent

Hunter Sargent, PLLC
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law
  • Texas
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Hunter Sargent is an experienced attorney who has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 2014. He is the founder and managing attorney of Hunter Sargent, PLLC, quickly growing the firm into Denton's premier estate planning law firm. Hunter focuses his practice entirely on estate planning and business planning.

Hunter obtained his law degree from Texas A&M School of Law in 2014.
After graduating from law school, Hunter began his legal career by working as an attorney in Denton, where he gained extensive experience in estate planning and business law. He then founded his own law firm, Hunter Sargent, PLLC, where he has focused exclusively on helping clients with their estate planning and business planning needs.

Hunter is known for his attention to detail, his ability to simplify complex legal concepts, and his dedication to providing his clients with personalized, high-quality legal services. He understands that every client's situation is unique, and he works closely with each client to develop a customized plan that meets their specific needs and goals.

In addition to his legal practice, Hunter is actively involved in his community. He volunteers his time and resources to various organizations and charities in Denton.

If you are looking for an experienced and dedicated attorney to help you with your estate planning or business planning needs, Hunter Sargent is the right choice for you. Contact Hunter Sargent, PLLC today to schedule a consultation.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Mergers & Acquisitions
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees for all estate planning and business planning work.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24093105
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Hunter Sargent, PLLC
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Hunter Sargent, PLLC is Denton's premier estate planning 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.
Associate Attorney
Leigh Hilton, PLLC
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Associate Attorney
Minor & Jester, P.C.
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Associate Attorney
Sawko & Burroughs
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Education
Texas A&M University School of Law
J.D. (2014)
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Honors: Dean's List
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University of Oklahoma
B.S. (2010) | Political Science & Public Administration
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Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 24093105
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Speaking Engagements
Presenter, Kiwanis International Regional Convention, Denton, Texas
Kiwanis International
Speaker, Modern Woodmen Financial Planners Training, Denton, Texas
Modern Woodmen of America
Websites & Blogs
Website
Denton Estate Planning Attorney
Legal Answers
23 Questions Answered
Q. I am in the process of purchasing a new home, and I need assistance to put the house in a trust account.
A: You need to consult a licensed estate planning attorney to help you with this process. To put a house into a trust, you'll need to follow these general steps:

Fund the trust: To transfer the house into the trust, you'll need to change the title of the property from your name to the name of the trust. This is typically done by preparing and recording a new deed with the appropriate county office. Your attorney can help you prepare the necessary documents and ensure the title transfer is done correctly.

Notify your lender (if applicable): If you have a mortgage on the property, you'll need to notify your lender about the transfer of title. In some cases, the lender may need to approve the transfer.

Update your estate plan: Transferring a property into a trust may affect other aspects of your estate plan. It's essential to review and update your estate plan as needed to ensure it remains consistent with your wishes and goals.
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Q. Why change names on Deed of home just before death of spouse?
A: Without knowing the specific details of your father's and stepmother's situation and intentions, it's difficult to provide a definitive answer.

There could be several reasons for changing the names on the deed, some of which include:

Estate planning purposes: Your stepmother may have transferred the property to your father's name for estate planning reasons, such as making use of tax exemptions or simplifying the probate process upon his passing.

Family dynamics: It's also possible that the transfer is related to family dynamics or other personal reasons that may be difficult to ascertain without more information.
Q. In our wills we both left our property to each other, if one of us dies will the other have to have the will probated?
A: In Texas, when a spouse dies and leaves their property to the surviving spouse in their will, it may still be necessary to go through the probate process.

Probate may be required for various reasons, such as transferring title to real property, dealing with bank accounts, or addressing other assets that were solely in the deceased spouse's name. However, certain assets can pass to the surviving spouse outside of probate through joint ownership with rights of survivorship or beneficiary designations on accounts like life insurance policies or retirement accounts.

Texas does offer some simplified probate procedures for smaller estates or when specific conditions are met, such as the independent administration of estates or the affidavit of heirship. These processes can make the probate process more straightforward and less time-consuming. ... Read More
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Hunter Sargent, PLLC
319 W. Oak St.
Denton, TX 76201
Toll-Free: (940) 594-7754
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed