Native Texans, Sandra Perez Ard (Sandy) and Connor Ard (second generation), are the attorneys at Ard Law Firm, PLLC with a deep love for the lone star state. Although our office is located in the small town of Dickinson, Texas, near Galveston, Clear Lake, and Kemah, we are proud to serve all Texans with their estate planning, Medicaid, VA Aid & Attendance, and probate needs. Both Sandy and Connor are licensed to practice law in Texas which means if you’re in El Paso, McKinney, Granbury, Coppell, or anywhere in between, we’ll be happy to help.
With the zoom learning curve of 2020, Sandy and her excellent team of paralegals, have mastered the art of online correspondence and are able to help residents in any city in Texas.
Not in Dickinson, Pearland, Galveston, Clear Lake, or other surrounding Houston areas?
If you live more than an hour away from our offices (and don’t like long car rides), your process working with our firm actually won’t look too different from our local clients.
First, you’ll call our office. Our Director of Client Services will ask you a few simple questions to better understand your reason for picking up the phone and dialing 713-429-0218. Shortly after your call, you will receive an email including our client questionnaire. This is the same intake process for all clients and it really helps us assist you in the most efficient way possible.
From there, you’ll speak with our Director of Client Services to schedule your free consultation via Zoom or phone from anywhere in Texas. Many of our local clients are opting for Zoom meetings rather than coming in because it’s a convenient option that works with their schedule. Whether in-person, Zoom, or over the phone, first consultations are always free because we want to empower every potential client with the knowledge and tools to choose an attorney in Texas that is right for them.
If you find us to be the right fit, then you’ll receive an engagement agreement, officially becoming one of our clients.Next, one of our paralegals will begin working on your case. Depending on which services you’ve hired us for, this might include drafting your last will and testament or gathering important documents from you in order to start the probate process or Medicaid or VA Aid & Attendance application. When this is finished, the paralegal assigned to your case will email you a draft of your documents for you to look over for approval or edits.
The main difference between our local and long distance clients is what happens next. Once your documents have been finalized and are ready to be signed, we would typically schedule a signing with a notary in our office or nearby nursing home. But if you live in Fort Worth, Buda, Schertz, Lubbock, or any other part of Texas, you will be responsible for getting the documents notarized yourself. TexasNotary.com and Texas Secretary of State both have excellent resources for finding notaries in your area.
We’ve found this process to be simple and easy for our clients who can’t make it into the office. Here at Ard Law Firm, PLLC, we are proud to serve all of Texas in planning for the next stage of life. Call us today and we’ll do our best to help you, you can hang your hat on it!
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