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Wendy Louise Hart

Divorce and separation Attorney at Mansfield, TX

4.9   13 reviews

also known as Wendy Hackler

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Wendy

Learn Wendy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Divorces with our without children.

    26 years

  2. Family
    30%
    Includes child support, custody, divorce, adoption, visitation. Really any court case that touches the family unit, including CPS cases.

    29 years

  3. Child support
    10%
    Handles child support establishment, modification and enforcement. Former state of Texas Assistant Attorney General.

    29 years

  4. Adoption
    5%
    Step-parent, foster parent or other adoption.

    29 years

  5. Wills and living wills
    5%
    Offers simple wills and will packs.

    26 years

I was born in Dallas and raised in Arlington.  I graduated from the University of Texas with a BA in Psychology and went straight into law school at Texas Tech.  I went to law school knowing that I wanted to be a family law attorney because I enjoy working with, and helping, people.

 

I received my law degree, passed the bar, and began my legal career in Fort Worth.  I started my practice with foster parent adoptions.  I soon went to work for the Attorney General of Texas, where I worked for three years.  Then I went back out on my own and reopened my family law practice in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

I have 4 boys who range in age from 29-9.  Having experienced my own divorce a few years ago, I now have a new perspective.   Having personally made it through the ordeal, and a subsequent modification, I now understand first hand the emotional turmoil that my clients go through.  I believe these experiences help me relate to my clients and encourage me to be creative in my suggestions for settlement.  

 

Location

The Law Office of Wendy L. Hackler
2363 Hwy 287 N, Suite 108
Mansfield, TX, 76063

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Janine | September 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Wendy Hart
I hired Wendy and Nick for a divorce and custody situation. They were amazing to work with from the first phone call all the way to the finalized papers. I felt not only like a valued client, but also a real person going through an extremely trying time. You will not find a better team to take care of your family law concerns. They were prompt with every communication and made this process extremely manageable.
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Posted by Amy | September 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Wendy Hart is an experienced Attorney who cares about her clients and works hard to get the desired results. Wendy and Nick go above the norm, they are very accessible and always respond quickly. They made a difficult divorce and custody case go smoothly. I highly recommend this firm!
Posted by Debra | May 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Perfect
I was going through a very rough time, living out of state. Wendy and Nick took great care to explain everything I needed to do, in order to execute a expeditious divorce. Everything went smoother than I ever expected, even with changes that were thrown at them. Divorce is never easy, but they made it painless.
Posted by Julius | December 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful.
Wendy helped me navigate my divorce from start to finish. Very professional, available, and empathetic. Was a calm voice to my chaos. Supportive, and resolved to represent me at the highest professional level. I am very grateful.
Posted by Taylor | November 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney, Will refer her to many others!
When my Ex and I split up, we went through a very nasty battle over child support and medical support. Wendy and Nick stood by me through everything. Any questions or concerns I had, an answer was an email or a phone call away. She is also VERY affordable, as a single mom that hadn't not received any child support or help from his father...I needed help that wasn't going to cost an arm and a leg, so this was a very important piece for me, however they were very reasonable and worked with me in every way they could! They were very timely on getting back to me (if I ever got a voicemail, which was rare), they walked me through every step and got me exactly what I needed without the fight or headache. I am so glad I found Wendy and Nick when I did. They were a blessing at a time in need for my son and I. Thank you both for all your time and hard work you put into my case! You guys are amazing! I'll be sending others your way!
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Posted by Jesse Ramos | October 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
Wendy and her team were fantastic at handling my case. The comunication lines were kept open, they kept me in the know of everything going on, which was muchn apprecited and helpful. Being the procrastinator I am, they stayed on top of deadlines keeping me aware of any upcoming dates. Wendy and Nick are very down to earth folks which made me feel comfortable and helped me stay positive during the whole process. I was very satisfied with the outcome of my case, therefore I would without a doubt highly reccomend them to any one.
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Posted by Ernie | April 8, 2018
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Long time client
I've been divorced for 15 years and over this time, I have had a number of modifications due to job changes and disputes. Attorney Hart and her team has helped me through all of these cases. I can't overstate enough, how important it is to have legal representation in legal proceedings. But finding a good attorney that will help you make sense of your children's rights and be their advocate is even more important. I strongly suggest Attorney Hart and team. They will take the time to understand your situation, explain your options, and help you along the process. My case in specific, originated in California and moved to Texas jurisdiction. I live in Massachusetts, my children live in Texas with their mother. Visitation, travel, communication, were all elements that were important through out the process. Fantastic job. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Wendy is an answer to our prayers!!! She had taken on a case for us and it was a complicated , to say the least. She was reassuring and very confident about the process and law. We are so pleased of the outcome and will be lifelong clients. She is our superhero. We love you Wendy and Nick, The Talley's
Response from Wendy Hart May 10, 2016
Thank you so much. We were happy to help you and enjoyed getting to know you. We are always here if you need us, but truly hope that you won't!
Posted by Christian | September 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, personable, approachable & has a good relationship with the court and other attorneys!!
There are no words great enough to describe Wendy & Nick. Wendy was caring, honest and EXTREMELY reasonable with pricing. She is personable, approachable and was very understanding of my personal situation. Wendy has a good relationship with the court as well as other attorneys. She wants to fight for your best interest and not drain your bank account for every little thing. I was always able to reach her, even when she was on vacation! Nick was a fantastic help and is very knowledgeable and friendly. Wendy is a kind, wonderful attorney and I would recommend her to friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2015
Honest and Straight-Forward Advice!
After reading several attorneys bios and visiting their websites, I was confident that I wanted Wendy to guide me through my divorce. The initial consultation confirmed my theory. She was informative about family law, and how it is practiced in Tarrant County. She used her experience and knowledge of pass cases to help me put my situation into perspective. The advice Wendy gave was honest and straight- forward. She was accessible when I needed her. I always felt like she acted in my best interest, and not was convenient for her. Just to get the divorce over I was willing to give to my ex-husband’s every whim, and forfeit a substantial amount of community property. During a honest conversation she stated, “Sometimes you have to teach people how to treat you. Sometimes you have to stand up to a bully. You ex-husband is the father of your children and you are going to have to deal with him on some level for the rest of your life.” In retrospect, she was correct. In the end, I was able to meditate a settlement that was 100% in my favor. I did my part and followed her advice. Give Wendy a call. Spend the money on the consultation. You won’t regret it. If anything, you will walk away informed. I will definitely ask Wendy to represent me in the future. Her experience is valuable.
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Posted by Raymond | November 13, 2014
Thank You
Wendy Hackler is a professional and very knowledgeable attorney. I have nothing but praise of the handling of my legal matter and will recommend her highly to anyone needing an attorney. Thank you...
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2014
Excellent Attorney and a Nice person
Wendy Hackler law office helped me in my child custody and visitation case. She and her staff member Nick was very approachable and professional through out the case. Helped me in understanding the situation and the outcomes. I had really bad experience with previous attorney, had no progress or update since three month. Wendy took over the case, within two moths I got the settlement outside the court, was much pleased and satisfied with the results. Her fee is very reasonable as well. I highly recommend Attorney Wendy Hackler.
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Posted by Darcy | July 28, 2010
Good advise in emotional times.
Wendy has worked on two seperate family issues I have had. She always provides sound advise and recommendations regarding family law. She will always be the first person I go to when I have a question or a problem.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder/Attorney
  • The Law Office of Wendy L. Hackler
  • 2001 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Attorney General's Office, Texas - Child Support Division
  • 1998 - 2011

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Family Law Section of the Texas State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Mentoring Committee Tarrant County Bar
  • Chairman
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Mentoring Committee Tarrant County Bar
  • Chairman-Elect
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Mentoring Committee
  • How to Develop Business Effectively & Ethically
  • 2010
  • Mentoring Committee
  • Introduction to Transition to Practice Program
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Wendy
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Wendy does an excellent job representing her clients. In an era when so many lawyers are perceived as being in it only for themselves, Wendy truly cares about the needs of her clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Wendy and have come to respect her dedication and professionalism. Wendy's pragmatic and compassionate approach to resolving disputes is a benefit not only to her clients, but to the legal community as well. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She offers excellent advice on this site."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."