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Ana Maria Hernandez-Pace

Estate planning Attorney at Richardson, TX

5.0   44 reviews

also known as Ana Hernandez, Ana M. Pace

  • Licensed for 4 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2019
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ana

Learn Ana’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Wills and Trust and other estate planning essentials.

  2. Probate

  3. Guardianship

Ana is committed to providing each client with a personalized experience.

Ana earned her doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center where she focused on clinical work in the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic. She was awarded the Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Clinical Student Award based on her excellence in casework, client interaction, and her contribution to the clinical community at her law school. Ana also worked in a prestigious family law firm during law school and interned at the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals.

Prior to law school Ana earned a bachelor of business administration from the University of Houston graduating Magna Cum Laude. During her undergrad, Ana was an avid volunteer at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Cabrini Program, where she volunteered hundreds of hours. She led workshops for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), assisted clients in obtaining asylum, residency, and citizenship.

Ana was attracted to the practice of wills, trust, guardianship and probate for the opportunity to connect with clients.

Ana was raised in Farmersville, Texas and then made her way down to Richardson, Texas where she attended Richardson High School's Law Magnet Program. She enjoys sewing, gardening, and hunting with her husband in Brownwood, Texas. Ana is bilingual in Spanish and English.


Ana Hernandez-Pace
2001 N. Collins Blvd #101
Richardson, TX, 75080

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Posted by Leticia | November 6, 2023
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Affidavit of Heirship
Very professional work from attorney Ana and her assistant Irma. Very satisfied with all the work Ana has done. She has answered all my question in a timely matter. I would recommend her to my family and friends.
Posted by Brenda | September 4, 2023
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Great experience & invaluable guidance
Ana was extremely helpful in guiding us through all the legal questions we had following the recent death of our father. She helped us determine if we needed to go through probate or file affidavit of heirship to settle his estate. She listened patiently to our many, many questions & offered great advice. We were very pleased with the legal services Ana provided & would recommend her highly!
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Response from Ana Hernandez-Pace September 20, 2023
Thanks Brenda, I love being able to help families like yours. Having nice and kind clients makes me love what I do.
Posted by Luisa | July 18, 2023
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Look No Further...Call Her!
I needed to get my mother's will probated and had such a hard time finding an attorney. All attorneys seemed too busy and never returned my calls. Then, I found the Law Office of Ana Pace. She immediately returned my call and we got started on getting the probate done. Ana is professional, reliable, priced well, and does a fantactic job of keeping you informed along the way. Losing a parent and handling their estate can be stressful. Ana will ensure the process goes smoothly. If you are in need of an attorney, please save yourself some time and contact Ana. You will be so relieved you did. Thanks, Ana, for making a very difficult time a bit easier!
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Posted by Lester | May 17, 2023
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Ana Pace is the Gold Standard!
Ana Pace, is the Gold Standard when it comes to Estate Planning and Probate. This is her, "wheelhouse " and she is an expert that i will use time and time again should the need arise.I wish I had enlisted her services when I first started my mother's estate probate process in August of 2020. Instead, I hired an attorney who put on a good show, but had zero expertise in the Estate Probate ring. I was constantly fed excuses as to the probate hold ups, and I was being billed for every single issue that arose which resulted in a constant redo of paperwork and petition letters. I was assigned 4 different attorneys from within the firm and everytime a new attorney was assigned, the entire process started all over, however, I was still being charged and billed every month. After 2 1/2 years and $15,000.00, I literally had zero to show for and I was no closer to a court date to determine executorship of my mother's estate. I was feeling as if the process would never end. Upon a recommendation froma close friend, I arranged a consultation and met with Ana to determine, "what are my options, and where can I go from here." Having just spent $15k and lost 2 1/2 years in the process, I didn't think there was much hope and that I was stuck with what I had. I was never more wrong, Ana, was that reaching hand that saved me when I was drowning. Ana thoroughly explained the process to me and what she could do to rectify the jumbled up mess my previous attorney had created. Almost instantly, I experienced a sense of calm come over me, this is the attorney I should've hired to begin with. While most attorneys dabble in matters across the board, and nickel and dime you at every step, Ana specializes in Estate matters and walks you through every process along the way charging a low flat rate. There were no hidden surprises, no additional fees for redrafting or re-filing of papers/letters due to attorney mistakes. I am so very thankful Ana was able to salvage my case from my previous attorney. Ana was not only able to salvage the mess but she additionally got my case before the courts and successfully completed my wishes in a very short time at a fraction of what I had previously paid. If there is one piece of advice I can give to the individual(s) reading this review; give Ana a call and let her do what she specializes in...deliver results! Thank you Ana for all of your dedication and hard work.
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Posted by Victor | May 12, 2023
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Buena Abogada
Buen servicio, aprendí mucho más de ley que lo que yo pensaba aprender. Explica todo y es amistosa. Y habla español. Me gusta que me dio tips de me caso y situación.
Posted by Patricia | March 23, 2023
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Estate Planning - Hired Attorney
After reading that over 60% of Americans do not have an estate plan, I researched the internet and found Attorney, Ana Hernandez-Pace. I read her reviews and scheduled a free consultation before hiring her. The reviews hit the mark! Ana demonstrated that she has the legal experience and expertise in estate planning at a reasonable rate. She evaluates your family situation, discusses your goals, and recommends an estate plan that fits your specific needs. A true professional! Thanks Ana for all your assistance.
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Posted by Mike & Theresa | June 13, 2022
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Knowledgable, Professional and complete
My wife and I just worked with Ana on setting up our wills and trust. It was a pleasure to work with such a wonderful person / attorney, who genuinely cared about us and setting up exactly what we needed. If your looking for an attorney to set up your wills, who is extremely knowledgable and who will do a thorough and complete job at a good price, then search no more. Call Ana. You'll be glad you did.
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Posted by Christina | June 3, 2022
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Easy Estate Planning at a Great Price!
Ana Pace was fabulous to work with for my husband's and my Estate Planning. She was knowledgeable and made the process as simple as possible. She made sure to ask all the important questions and ease our minds that updates can be made easily as things change in our lives. She even gave us advice about how to set up our bank accounts to not get locked out in the event of one of our deaths. And we were provided with helpful worksheets to fill out for our executors so they know where, and how to notify different parties of our passing. Facing one's mortality is never an easy thing, but it is a lot easier to set things up when you are younger than waiting until it is too late, and Ana is great at making you think about who you trust to handle things when you are gone. Ana had the best price for the full Estate Planning package, well below what others charge for the same documents!
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Posted by John | May 25, 2022
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Above & Beyond Expectations
Ana assisted our family with a complex case that involved multiple facets of Probate Law as well as Texas Constitutional Rights. She fought tremendously on our family's behalf and continued to follow up with us even after our case was completed. If I could give her a million stars I definitely would. Thank you Ana, for going above and beyond what was required and for giving us priceless peace of mind.
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Posted by Janis Gustafson | May 23, 2022
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Richardson/Dallas Estate Planning Lawyer
I highly recommend Ana Pace for assistance with Estate Planning. She is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and respectful. Ana was delightful to work with!
Posted by TONI | May 12, 2022
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Ana M. Pace provides Estate Planning and Probate with grace
At a time when people are grieving and don’t know how to resolve the remaining finances left of a loved, Ana M. Pace is the attorney you need. She has worked in estate planning for many years, formerly with Shutt Law Group before venturing out on her own. When I called her, I felt hopeless from all the circles I was being sent in, Ms. Pace calmed me by talking through things. Moving forward, all wills and estate planning will only be handled by Attorney Ana M. Pace.
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Posted by Jacqueline | March 9, 2022
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Great Attorney
At first, I truly thought I had hired the wrong attorney, but after several conversations and trusting her on my probate matter, I was wrong. Ana is a real bulldog and works hard for her clients, all you need to do is trust the process with her.
Posted by Sharon | February 23, 2022
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Estate planning session
We shopped around for estate planning attorneys and decided to meet with Ana Pace due to her outstanding reviews. We were not disappointed in our choice! She is thorough, patient, and professional. I will refer our friends to her when they need estate planning done. She knows what she is doing and does it with enthusiasm and care.
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Posted by Caitlyn | February 10, 2022
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Best Decision
With the death of my father and never having a need to hire an attorney before, this was all new to me. Ana Pace made this transition a smooth and positive experience for myself and the rest of my family. I am very thankful for her wisdom and guidance.
Posted by Gene | January 30, 2022
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Probate Review - Mr. Gatzert
When selecting a respectable law firm to assist in probate issues was not an easy task, well I was very fortunate. I selected the Shutt Law Firm PLLC . After one face to face visit, my attorney, Mrs. Ana Pace, was a very caring and understanding individual (I just lost my son and he did not have a will and I live 6 hours away). She provided all of the facts (even provided a handout detailing the process and overview), prepared the appropriate documentation and coordinated with the court to get the earliest appointment available (via Zoom) so that I could become the Administrator of my son’s estate as soon as possible, as many things had to be accomplished (home mortgage, cars, funds for his children, utility bills, phone, cable, a few odd ones, and of course Credit cards). Ms. Ana even provided a kit to assist me in handling/dealing with the credit card companies. All these actions were accomplished within 2 ½ months after visiting the law firm, which I heard it ,normally would have taken 6 to 8 months. Therefore, without a doubt, I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone who needs to accomplish a will, a trust or probate issues. Thank you for an outstanding job as it has made my life a lot easier. You are #1 in my book and a law firm that can be trusted. Mr. Gene D. Gatzert
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Posted by Stanley | November 12, 2021
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Over and above
I need legal counsel on short notice prior to a surgery and Ana worked me into her schedule. She is a great listener, quickly assessed the nature of the issues I needed to address and provided excellent counsel and options to chose from. In short order I had updated estate documents and with it peace of mind. Five stars are not enough in my opinion.
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Posted by Yanet | October 20, 2021
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We are very thankful for Attorney Ana Hernandez-Pace, she was super wonderful with helping us obtain permanent guardianship over my mother who is unfortunately now mentally and physically incapacitated. She went above & beyond and guided us through the whole process and the court proceedings. She really took the time to explain everything and kept us informed every step of the way. I 100% recommend her and she is bilingual. Estamos muy agradecidos con la abogada Ana Hernandez-Pace, fue súper maravillosa al ayudarnos a obtener la tutela permanente de mi madre, quien desafortunadamente ahora está mental y físicamente incapacitada. Ella hizo todo lo posible y nos guió durante todo el proceso y los procedimientos judiciales. Realmente se tomó el tiempo para explicar todo y nos mantuvo informados en cada paso del camino. La recomiendo al 100% y es bilingüe.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2021
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Knowledgeable, Caring, Down to Earth!
My mother and I went in for a real estate need and Ana surpassed our expectations with her knowledge, attentiveness, respect, and honesty. I called to schedule an appointment and advised her that this is somewhat of an urgent matter and she got me in the same day which is unheard of in the field. Thanks for your time and advice! 100% recommended!
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Posted by Susie Ortega Dalke | October 5, 2021
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Efficient and Knowledgeable Attorney
I am totally satisfied with the lever of professionalism that Ana gave us. She was detailed and explained everything thoroughly. My mother understood everything she was signing and felt comfortable about all the documents that Mrs. Hernandez-Pace presented to her. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to get all their legal documents in order.
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Posted by LeeAnn | September 21, 2021
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Rock Star Attorney
Ana is very efficient, professional and confident attorney. She always had our family concerns, questions and feelings at heart during our most difficult times. Ana was always available for questions and concerns no matter the time of day and returned calls and emails in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Ana to represent me or any of one of my family members.
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Response from Ana Hernandez-Pace September 21, 2021
Thank you!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)


  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2019


  • Dallas Probate American Inn of Court
  • Member - Associate
  • 2023 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Dallas Young Lawyer Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Clinical and Lawyering Enrichment Organization
  • Founder
  • 2018 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Clinical Student Award
  • The Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA)
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

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