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Sharon Almaguer

Estate planning Attorney at McAllen, TX

4.5   8 reviews
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  • Licensed for 34 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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THE ALMAGUER LAW FIRM HELPS RESOLVE MANY TYPES OF LEGAL ISSUES. CALL US TODAY TO DISCUSS YOUR CASE!

An attorney with over twenty nine years of experience, Sharon helps individuals and companies resolve even the most difficult and complex cases in an efficient manner. Sharon has experience assisting clients in a variety of practice areas including estate planning, probate, guardianship law, elder law, wills and trusts, adoption law, special needs planning, qualified income trusts, medicaid eligibility, residential and commercial real estate, asset protection, corporate and business law, corporate and LLC formation, franchising, and ad valorem tax issues. Call to discuss your case or legal issue with us today. 

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Location

The Almaguer Law Firm
801 East Fern Ave., Suite 139
McAllen, TX, 78501
The Almaguer Law Firm
14902 Preston Rd., Suite 404-715
By Appointment
Dallas, TX, 75254
The Almaguer Law Firm
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Harlingen, TX, 78550
The Almaguer Law Firm
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1302 S. 10th Ave.
Edinburg, TX, 78539
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Reviews

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Posted by Tina | June 11, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I found the assistance I needed
At 7:30pm I called regarding the sale of a family home. I hoped to get a call back from an administrative assistant who might schedule an initial discussion with a legal assistant. I was surprised and pleased to get a call back the same evening from Sharon, herself. Sharon listened, advised, and made suggestions I found to be immediately helpful. I would recommend you reach out to Sharon with your legal needs. I believe you will benefit from her knowledge and broad expertise, and her care absolutely shines.
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Posted by Laura | May 6, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
I contacted Ms. Sharon. She spent time guiding me through what I can do with situation and gave me options that best fit my situation. She gave me advice that was straight forward and didn’t sugar coat anything which is exactly what I needed. I appreciate her time and her sincerity. I highly recommend her firm.
Posted by Ann | December 6, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Phone consultation
Confirmed legal docs in place and suggested creating a mini video as well to clearly reiterate wishes. Great questions and manner.
Posted by Kathy | July 20, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Medicaid Question
My mother had a stroke and we need advise with assets. We were given advise on how the process works and direction on next steps.
Posted by Jo Ann | March 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
legal experience
I needed legal assistance in order to get custody of my special needs nephew. After contacting Sharon Almaguer, she immediately started working on my case. It seemed to me that it was taking A LONG time to take care of the issue, but Sharon knew what she was doing. She knew what the law required, and I certainly did not. When we finally went to court to appear in front of the judge, Sharon had every single detail covered so well that the judge approved my petition in a matter of minutes without even asking me or my nephew any questions. I was very impressed with the work Sharon had done on my behalf.
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Posted by Rod | August 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complex remote house closing
My mother had a home in Mission, Texas and moved to Iowa to be close to the rest of the family after my step-father passed. They didn't have a will. My step-father had five children and one passed a few months after he did. That son two grown daughters and a minor child. This became very complicated. Sharon very professionally helped us work through all the legal with all the affidavit of heirships and trust for the minor child. She worked with the deed company on the closing documents. This was complex with eight sellers all living remotely in Iowa. I would highly recommend Sharon! Rod
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Posted by Sarah | January 3, 2014
Civic Minded Lawyer Worthy of Trust: Clearly not just "in it for the money," but for Justice and Compassion
Definitely! I do plan to redo my will with her, and she actually won my permanent respect and trust by showing her civic-mindedness and helping me deal with an out of state legal issue with my grandson and family. Now it is up to me to follow up, and plan to give my business to her, since a sense of civic and professional duty, and real public service, is evident in her work. I recommend her most highly.
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Posted by Keyshawn | May 30, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Disappointing Experience: Rude, Dismissive, and Unhelpful
I had a disappointing experience with Sharon Almaguer. She was rude, dismissive, and had a horrible attitude during our interaction. I reached out seeking legal assistance for a sensitive family matter, including legal separation and compensation for emotional distress. However, Sharon was unwilling to explain her answers to my questions and I felt unheard and unsupported. Based on my experience, I would not recommend her services.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 5 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Dyer & Associates
  • 1995 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Cacheaux Cavazos Newton & Kimball
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Associate
  • Ellis Koeneke & Ramirez
  • 1989 - 1991

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Texas A&M University
  • B.B.A.
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sharyland Water Supply Corp. v. City of Alton, No. 09-0223, 2011 WL 5042023 (Tex. Oct. 21, 2011)
  • Court upheld judgment in excess of $1,000,000.00 for client
  • BFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc. v. North Alamo Water Supply Corp., 251 S.W.3d 30 (Tex. 2007)
  • Court upheld judgment in excess of $2,000,000.00 for client

Associations

  • Estate Planning Council of North Texas
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Texas Women Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 2015 - Present
  • Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Leadership Texas
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Hispanic Issues Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hidalgo County Bar Foundation
  • Past President
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Women and the Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rio Grande Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Vice President-Programs
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Women Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar College
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Women in the Profession Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Texas Women Lawyers
  • At-Large Director/Officer
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Director/Officer
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Hidalgo County Bar Foundation
  • Director-Officer
  • 2005 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Estrella Award
  • Hispanic Women's Network of Texas
  • 2014
  • Member of the Year
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • 2006

Publications

  • Construction Lien Law
  • Basics of Construction Law:Players, Warranties, Liens & Bonds
  • 2008
  • Construction Lien Law in Texas
  • Construction Mechanic's & Materialman's Liens In Texas
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Women Wealth & Wisdom 2015
  • Planning Ahead- Estate Planning Basics and Beyond
  • 2015
  • Estate Planning for your Child
  • Guardianship and Alternatives to Guardianship
  • 2015
  • Caregiver Conference
  • The Difference Between Guardianships and Powers of Attorney
  • 2015
  • Autism Community Connections
  • Guardianships -What you Need to Know
  • 2015
  • Caregiver Conference
  • Is Your Estate in Order?- Your Wills and Estate Planning Inventory
  • 2014
  • Project You-Finding Focus in Your Practice
  • Estate Planning/Probate Focus on Legal Substance
  • 2011
  • Construction Lien Law
  • Basics of Construction Law
  • 2008
  • Construction Lien Law in Texas
  • Basics of Construction Law
  • 2007
  • Construction Lien Law in Texas
  • Mechanic's & Materialman's Liens
  • 1999
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McAllen Estate planning Lawyer Sharon Almaguer
Sharon Almaguer
Estate planning Attorney
McAllen, TX
Licensed for 34 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available