HOUSTON LOW COST PROBATE

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Hire Us to File And Administer Your HOUSTON Probate Case!

We understand that losing a loved one is hard, we have been there! At the GP Schoemakers, PLLC, you will receive personalized and effective legal support from our knowledgeable and experienced Houston Probate attorney Grace P. Schoemakers. Grace will personally sit down with you to explain Texas Probate Law in plain easy to understand terms and how it applies to your case. When formal administration is need, Grace will not only go to court with you, she will handle your case personally from start to finish.

We can help you transfer ownership of real estate, guide you with regards to money distributions from bank accounts, life insurance, bonds, annuities and investments, and help you resolve outstanding debts owed by the deceased.

We offer Easy Payment Plans for Attorney Fees*  

*All attorney and court fees must be paid prior to filing your petition with the court.

Don’t waste time and money trying to do things on your own. Contact us today to help you with your Heirship Affidavit, Small Estate Affidavit, Heirship Determination, Muniment of Title, Independent Administration, or even Contested Probate case! We can help no matter the size or complexity of the estate. We offer affordable flat fee options, hourly fees or hybrid fee solutions where appropriate.

We offer Flat Fee Probate  with  flat attorney fee* (plus court & filing fees). Fees are case specific and highly dependent on facts. We can quote you a flat fee basis for most non-contested probate administration cases.

Contact us today to get your Houston Probate Case started!

 

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My sweet mother passed away in May of this year. To say that I miss her terribly is an understatement. Being an adult comes with many challenges; however, settling my mom’s estate was never one that I thought I would have to face so soon.
I wish I could win the lottery as easily as I picked Grace P. She has lifted the burden of literal understanding of how things are when someone passes. To that extent, she is an amazing attorney. I have had the good fortune to become friends with her as well. Her friendship and legal expertise has made my heart lighter and my fiduciary responsibilities bearable. If you are ever in need of an estate attorney you will have picked the right person. She is smart, easy going and masterful at getting results quickly. Just like the lottery she has the winning combination. I’m grateful. ~Sharon H.

PROBATE OPTIONS WITHOUT A WILL

Affidavit of Heirship

No Valid Will Exists
Real Estate Transfer to Heirs
Not available for Bank Accounts
No Administration Available
Attorney Assistance Optional

Fixed Flat Fee

Small Estate Affidavit

No Valid Will Exists
Assets Value Less than $ 75,000 *
Assets > Debts *
No Real Estate Transfer **
Attorney Assistance Optional

Fixed Flat Fee

Determination of Heirship

No Valid Will Exists
Court Determines Legal Heirs
Administration Might be Required
Ad Litem Required
Attorney Assistance Required

Fee Depends on Facts of the Case

* Exclude the value of homestead (if the decedent is survived by a spouse and/or minor children) and other exempt property.
** The Small Estate Affidavit can be used to transfer ownership of the the decedent’s homestead to decedent’s surviving spouse and minor children

*Use this form for Affidavits of Heirship and Small Estate Affidavits

PROBATE OPTIONS WITH A WILL

Muniment of Title

Valid Will Exists
Property Ownership Transfer
Mandatory Court Hearing
Minimal Post-Hearing Requirements
No Estate Administration
Executor NOT Appointed
Attorney Assistance Required

May be filed 4 Years After DoD

Fixed Flat Fee

Probate of the Will

Valid Will Exists
Independent or Dependent Administration
Mandatory Court Hearing
Executor Appointed
Mandatory Estate Administration
Additional Post-Hearing Requirements
Attorney Assistance Required

Must be filed within 4 Years of DoD

Fee Depends on Facts of the Case

Call us for a FREE CASE EVALUATION, or send us an email with a specific call-back time

(We make calls from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM)

NOTE: Under Texas law, people applying for letters testamentary, letters of administration, determinations of heirship, and guardianships of the person or estate must be represented by a licensed attorney. Only licensed attorneys may represent someone else’s interests. Self-represented applicants may proceed in court only if they are really representing themselves alone.

 

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Gratia SchoemakersGalveston Probate Attorney Gratia “Grace” P. Schoemakers

Grace P. Schoemakers is the owner and founding member of GP Schoemakers, PLLC. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas.

Attorney Grace Schoemakers focusses her practice focuses on Texas Estate and Probate law including estate/trust administration. She also focuses on Estate planning, both incapacity planning and Wealth transfer for people of all walks of life.

Grace provides practical, insightful, innovative and comprehensive counsel to her clients on a full range of issues including minimizing income, gift, estate, and generation-skipping taxes, business succession planning, trusts, charitable planning, and many other family wealth transfer issues. Every client is unique, and Grace strives to provide customized and effective services to each and every one.

Grace P. Schoemakers Professional Associations And Memberships are:

*The Texas Bar College is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best-trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys.

We offer Online Estate Planning Services

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Online Probate Services for Summary Administration Cases

No matter where you are, we can help!*

(*As long as you are in the State of Texas)

We serve many communities both online and in-person, some examples:

Algoa, Alvin, Anahuac, Angleton, Bacliff, Bayou Vista, Baytown, Clear Lake, Clear Lake Shores, Clute, Danbury, Deer Park, Dickinson, El Lago, Friendswood, Galveston, Hillcrest, Hitchcock, Lake Jackson, Houston, Kemah, La Marque, La Porte, League City, Manvel, Mont Belvieu, Missouri City, Nassau Bay, Pasadena, Sugarland, Pearland, San Leon, Santa Fe, Seabrook, South Houston, Texas City and Webster.