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Hegedus, Hawkins & Stancil, PLLC offers legal knowledge and experience spanning 37 years to provide quality legal services to the greater Gaston and Charlotte regions. Focusing on family law, estate administration, real estate, and estate planning, Hegedus, Hawkins & Stancil, PLLC is recognized as a trusted legal firm serving the area. Stephen Hegedus, Hailey Hawkins, and James Stancil have come together with a mission to provide forward-thinking and client-oriented legal services. We are committed to serving all populations, including the LGBT community and the unique legal issues LGBT individuals, couples, and their families deal with throughout their lives.

The Hegedus, Hawkins & Stancil team is eager to partner with you on a wide range of the legal issues you may face as you move through life.  If you need guidance or have any questions, please contact us.









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I’ve used Stephen Hegedus for probably 20+ closings for my business. The communication is second to none. Title work always gets done quickly and they are incredibly accommodating with the inevitable last minute schedule changes. Hailey Hawkins is phenomenal on the …
Brandon Kauffman
Hailey Hawkins helped me in my custody case and I have to say she is amazing all around. She is patient, listens, honest and has an eye for detail.
Bridget Ginder
I was married for 25 years. Never thought I would be in a situation to need a divorce attorney. Unfortunately, I had no idea what to do, how a divorce would impact my life, etc. I was very fortunate to have found Joy and her team. They were supportive, informative and v…
Very trustworthy. I had reached out to Joy for a consultation. Once they found out I would have to file in a county that’s 1 hour away from their office, they recommended I save the travel fees and hire a different lawyer. Both Joy and Stephen took the time out of their…
Riley Lewis
Joy was great at explaining and keeping me apprised of the separation negotiations and divorce process. She was quick to point out legal verbiage, that the opposing lawyer had slipped into the separation agreement, which would have adversely affected me in the long run,…
I have used this Law Firm for buying my house and also upgrading last will and testament. My wife is a real big critic about customer service. And when she says they were very good of taking care of her and my daughter I knew this firm was top-notch. I also know that th…
Guy Fleming
Great people and friendly. Hailey did an amazing job for us with estate planning. We highly recommend and thanks for turning everything around so quickly.
Neil Flavin
We came to this law firm after fighting in court for a long while in a complicated custody/adoption case. We started out with Hailey Hawkins who is amazing and finally made headway in our case. Then Joy took over In the adoption process which went fairly well with no bi…
Erik Ralston
Very helpful and kind staff. Very empathetic and understanding. Hawkins is a 24k pitbull. And she will be your backbone until you find yours. Amazing women, works hard for her clients!
Chelsea Johnson
I went through legal aid and they introduce me to Joy. She was a blessing, I didn’t know if I was coming or going. My main concern was my children and making sure we were safe. Joy and Sara both were there when I was losing it and completely falling apart. Very caring a…
Teresa Ryall
I recommend Hegedus, Hawkins & Stancil, PLLC without hesitation to anyone looking for quality legal representation they can truly count on. With Hegedus, Hawkins & Stancil, PLLC, you can trust its experienced team to work hard on your behalf to get you the outcome you d…
Lyall Newby
I highly recommend Hailey Hawkins from Hegedus, Hawkins and Stancil for all your estate planning needs. Hailey was excellent to work with, really listened to our needs and even traveled to us for the signing. She created a will, durable POA, living trust and has been a …
Need a great real estate attorney? Look no further than Stephen Hegedus! His responsiveness and attention to detail make him easy to work with and will help you feel secure that your home or land transaction is well protected by the law. So! Give Stephen a call and star…
Leah Henrichsen
Attorney Hegedus took care of a real estate closing for us and zipped us through the process quickly but you can clearly tell that he was running an experienced eye over every document before we signed. His staff was equally sharp and on top of the documents. We als…
Tom White
Stephen is a dedicated, trustworthy professional. I highly recommend him!
Julie Everakes
Hegedus, Hawkins & Stancil are very knowledgeable about real estate, family, and wills/estate/trust law. Our refi closing couldn’t have gone smoother. We were informed at each step in the process, and we were in and out on signing day. We felt very well taken care of…
Robert Aldrich
Awesome people and I would recommend anyone who’s going through something to go them.
Johnnie Hughes
The attorneys at HHS are highly detailed. But, more importantly, they run their practice from the heart first. Hailey and Stephen are some of the most caring people I know and it shows in everything they do.
Drew Horine
I had a great experience with Hegedus Hawkins and Stancil. They were very professional and paid a lot of attention to details. They kept me up to date on all the progress during my case. They are also very caring about the needs of my specific case.
Joshua Autry
Hegedus, Hawkins & Stancil, PLLC is a community-based law firm that truly hears the needs of its clients. From Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Real Estate law, Family law & Business Structure law, the whole team thrives on being connected to its clients. Not o…
Brian Johnson
Closing went quickly and smoothly. Enjoyed meeting the attorney and paralegals. Great staff.
Tonya Bartlett
Hailey is an outstanding lawyer and has helped me with all my legal advice. I highly recommend her to anyone needing assistance through their legal matters.
Michelle Schwartz
Hailey Hawkins is the best lawyer ever. She goes above and beyond for her clients. She helped me with my custody case and dealing with the continued problems coming from my Ex. I highly recommend her. You will be glad you chose her to represent you.
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