Hardy Law Firm, P.C.

Hardy Law Firm, P.C.

Family Law, Criminal Defense, Wills & Estates, Probate, Juvenile Law and Mediation Services Serving Madison, Walker, Leon and Grimes County. Areas of practice include: Criminal Defense, Divorce, Custody, Child Support, CPS, Juvenile, Probate and Wills and Mediation Services

Operating as usual

[02/17/21]   Due to the weather, the road conditions, the rolling blackouts, and the lack of water, our offices will be closed for the remainder of the week. State and County courts are closed for the same reasons.

[10/20/20]   Election Day is November 3, 2020.Voters registered in Texas can look up where to vote on Texas's site.

Vote early - Texas voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Tuesday, October 13, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

What to bring

You will be asked to show photo ID to vote in Texas. Acceptable forms include: Texas driver's license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS); Texas election ID certificate; Texas personal ID card; Texas handgun license; US military ID with photo; US citizenship certificate with photograph (doesn't need to be current); or a US passport. Forms must be current or expired less than four years. For voters aged 70 or older, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.

Voters without ID: If you don't have ID and cannot obtain one due to a reasonable impediment, you'll need to sign a sworn statement that there is a reason why you don't have any of the accepted IDs, and present one of the following: certified birth certificate; valid voter registration certificate; or a current utility bill, government check, bank statement or paycheck, or government document with your name and an address. If you meet these requirements and are eligible to vote, you may vote in the election.

If you don't have ID and do not have a reasonable impediment to obtaining one or did not bring ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order to have the provisional ballot counted, you will be required to visit the voter registrar's office within six (6) calendar days of the date of the election to either present one of the forms of photo ID or submit a temporary affidavit, or, if applicable, qualify for the disability exemption, in the presence of the county voter registrar while attesting to the fact that you do not have any of the required photo IDs.

[07/27/20]   On July 28, 2020, AT&T will be working on our office phone lines from 9-11. Our internet is supposed to be working. Please email us during this time.

[06/19/20]   As Madison County continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases, our office will continue with a "by appointment only" policy. Also, all guests will be required to wear a facial covering while in our office.

txcourts.net 05/15/2020

TJB | COVID-19 Emergency Orders

From the Texas State Bar

Supreme Court of Texas Emergency Orders

The Supreme Court of Texas issued two emergency orders Thursday. The 15th Emergency Order permits residential eviction proceedings to resume on May 19 with deadlines no longer postponed. The order also allows warnings to be posted and possession writs to be executed starting May 26. The 16th Emergency Order allows collection of consumer debt as defined by Texas Finance Code Section 392.001(2) and issuance and service of garnishment writs and turnover orders to resume. The Supreme Court’s other existing emergency orders can be found here https://www.txcourts.net/emergency-orders

Open Texas Checklists

Governor Greg Abbott’s task force to oversee the reopening of businesses in Texas has created a number of checklists to guide employers as they reopen their establishments. View the checklist for office-based employers here.https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/OpenTexas-Checklist-Office-Based-Employers.pdf
View all the checklists and guidance here https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas

txcourts.net The Supreme Court of Texas and Court of Criminal Appeals, working with the Office of Court Administration are committed to ensure that justice continues to be served to all Texans in the current pandemic situation.

[04/27/20]   Changes to office policy amid COVID-19.

As the restrictions are being gradually lifted, this office has made the following decisions through May 31, 2020:

1. Our regular office hours will resume on May 1, 2020.

2. CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. We will not be taking walk-ins.

3. Call or email with your questions/concerns before coming to the office.

Thank you, Patricia & Joel Hardy

[04/15/20]   2nd confirmed case of COVID-19 in Madison County. 20-29 year old male. No further information as to where he may have contracted the virus or potentially exposed others.

STAY HOME. Do your part to prevent the spread of the virus.

[04/13/20]   CURFEW ISSUED IN MADISON COUNTY, TEXAS 4/13/20
COUNTY OF MADISON §
STATE OF TEXAS §
ORDER OF THE COUNTY JUDGE
ESTABLISHING CURFEW

Pursuant to Chapter 418 of the Texas Government Code, a curfew is hereby established for all areas of Madison County, Texas from 11:59 pm until 5:00 am each day to go into effect on Monday, April 13, 2020.

All individuals shall remain in or on personal property and avoid traveling on any public road or highway during this period of curfew.

Individuals who are traveling to or from a place of employment, assisting with emergency operations at the request of the Emergency Management Coordinator of her designee, traveling through Madison County, Texas, or otherwise unable to comply due to an emergency necessity are exempt from the requirements or this order.

In addition, this order shall not apply to a licensed food establishment providing food and other consumables to others, a facility approved by the County Judge providing food and other consumables as part of the pandemic relief effort, or individuals who are traveling to and from a licensed food establishment or approved disaster relief facility to obtain food or other consumables and any other establishments that provides food and other emergency relief supplies.

A person who violates this order is subject to a $1,000.00 fine and/or 180 days confinement in the Madison County Jail.

As County Judge, I hereby deem it necessary and so order that the curfew is hereby ordered until further notice or is rescinded.

ENTERED and ORDERED on this the 13th day of April, 2020.

Tony Leago
County Judge
Madison County, Texas

03/30/2020

www.co.madison.tx.us

Madison County now has a Stay Safe Order in place see the following order for details. http://www.co.madison.tx.us/upload/page/0434/COVID-19/Final%20Order%20No%202.pdf

co.madison.tx.us

03/23/2020

See attached.

[03/18/20]   With the recent guidelines regarding self quantines, our office will not be scheduling any in office appointments until further notice.

New client consultations will be via phone. Intake paperwork will be emailed to the prospective client and returned via email before the consultation.

Existing clients. You will be notified regarding any changes in court dates and hearing.

We encourage you to contact the office by email as we will be working remotely. We will only check phone messages once a day.

In office meeting will only be scheduled in extraordinary circumstances until the restrictions are lifted.

Please take the precautions seriously so that we can all move past this situation.

We appreciate all of our clients and pray for everyone's health and safety.

[03/18/20]   With the recent guidelines regarding self quantines, our office will not be scheduling any in office appointments until further notice.

New client consultations will be via phone. Intake paperwork will be emailed to the prospective client and returned via email before the consultation.

Existing clients. You will be notified regarding any changes in court dates and hearing. There will be no in office meetings until further notice. We encourage you to contact the office by email as we will be working remotely. We will only check phone messages once a day.

In office meeting will only be scheduled in extraordinary circumstances until the restrictions are lifted.

Please take the precautions seriously so that we can all move past this situation.

We appreciate all of our clients and pray for everyone's health and safety.

[03/14/20]   If you have a Standard Possession Order, the school closure does not extend your Spring Break period of possession. Your period of possession will continue to be as if school was in session.

[01/15/20]   Our office will be closed Monday, January 20th.

[01/11/20]   It seems we are having issues with our phone not rolling over to voice mail. If you need to leave a message please send us an email at [email protected]

10/23/2019
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[08/19/19]   Remember that tomorrow is the first day of school at Madisonville CISD. Respect the school zones. These are kids, they are not paying attention so you need to. Don’t pass a school bus. When a school bus stops so do you.

[08/14/19]   Just a reminder regarding car safety seats

Car Seat Regulations in Texas

The car seat rules in Texas explain what parents should do on behalf of their children (and remember, any seat should be used according to their manufacturing instructions):

Phase 1 - Rear-Facing Infant or Convertible Seats in Back Seat - Birth to 35+ pounds and/or 2+ years old

Phase 2 - Forward-Facing Seats in Back Seat - Use as long as possible, up to upper weight & height limits on seat (40-80+ pounds)

Phase 3 - Booster Seats and Lap/Shoulder Belts - After age 4 and 40+ pounds (and behavior maturity, according to manufacturer’s manual)

Phase 4 - Adult Safety Belts - Once booster seat is outgrown (~10-12 years old)

Parents or supervising adults must ensure that children in a car are properly restrained in a federally-approved child car seat. The Texas Department of Transportation implemented a “Click It or Ticket” program intended to protect drivers and passengers, and parents. You can go to the DPS website to check which car seat is right for your child.

Failure of adults to wear seatbelts or for children to be properly restrained can result in a ticket of at least $250.

[07/03/19]   Our office will be closed July 4th. Please have a safe Independence Day.

Independence means.. enjoying freedom and empowering others too to let them do so. Vikrmn

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. Abraham Lincoln

[05/27/19]   Our office will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019 to observe Memorial Day. We thank the service members that gave the ultimate sacrifice defending this country.

[01/01/19]   Happy New Year! Our office will be open on January 7, 2019.

[12/03/18]   Our offices will be close at noon on December 21, 2018 and reopen at 9:00 a.m. on January 7, 2019.

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About our Attorneys

Joel M. Hardy is a 2002 graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law and was licensed in 2002. Joel is an experienced criminal defense trial attorney. Areas of practice include: Felony, Misdemeanors, Motions to revoke/adjudicate, Juvenile defense, Probate and Will preparation.

Patricia Orozco Hardy is a 2001 graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law and was licensed in 2001. Patricia is an experienced family law trial attorney. Areas of practice include: Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Adjudication of Parentage, CPS defense, Modifications, Enforcement, Grandparent visitation and intervention.

We practice in Madison, Walker, Leon and Grimes County.

This is a general practice law firm and the attorneys are not certified by the Legal Board of Specialization.

Products

Areas of practice include: Criminal Defense, Divorce, Custody, Child Support, CPS, Juvenile, Probate and Wills and Mediation Services

Telephone

Address


120 S. Elm, Ste 104
Madisonville, TX
77864

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 17:00
Monday 09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00
Thursday 13:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 12:00
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