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Meet Kris Balekian Hayes of Balekian Hayes, PLLC in Park Cities

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kris Balekian Hayes.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Kris. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I earned my law degree at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio after completing a Bachelor of Business Administration at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. I continued my education by earning a Master of Business Administration at St. Mary’s University School of Business. Soon after, I started my business with only $2,000 to my name and zero clients, but I was armed with tenacity and vision. That’s how I was able to propel myself professionally while I also navigated single motherhood with my firstborn, Hailey. I started working out of my home until I could afford an office, and eventually, an assistant.

Today, the firm has grown to one million dollars in annual gross revenue year-after-year, over the past decade and is proudly certified as a Woman-Owned Business.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has been a long journey to grow my business to where it is today. Personally, my family grew alongside the firm, I married a fellow attorney and am now a mom of four. Every day, I balance the challenges of caring for my own family while servicing hundreds of clients in Dallas’ competitive family law industry.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
At Balekian Hayes, PLLC, we are dedicated to fighting for our clients and their children. From contested divorces to child possession disputes, to out-of-court mediation, the firm provides the knowledge and expertise needed to help people during what can be one of the most stressful times in their lives.

I believe what makes this firm different and specifically, my personal credo is to present and lead with honesty…. actual honesty. Often times, people talk about being honest but seldom are. Sometimes, that means that we lose income because we send a potential client away and explain that this can be handled without counsel or that there is a free resource available to them. Lawyers generally don’t have a great reputation and we try to make sure we never fall into that group. It’s our policy that while honesty can sometimes cost us, we owe it to our clients to give it to them. They often reward us with referrals from people seeking what we have to offer.

We are involved in the most instrumental decisions of people’s lives, and it is a matter of respect that we treat every situation with deliberate delicacy and honesty.

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