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Gratia P. Schoemakers

Estate planning Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Grace Schoemakers

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Gratia

Learn Gratia’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Our estate planning practice involves helping clients create their estates by drafting a vast array of trusts, wills and powers of attorney.

    14 years

  2. Probate
    35%
    Ms. Schoemakers provides compassionate legal advice while assisting families through the probate process.

    11 years

  3. Family
    20%
    Family law includes laws of marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, separation, property settlements, alimony, adoption. We also do mediations and collaborative law.

    13 years

  4. Business
    5%
    We help entrepreneurs start new businesses; advise small business owners on a variety of matters ranging from legal, insurance, financial to tax, such as business structures, corporate compliance and succession planning, agreements, employment issues, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, etc.

    14 years

GP SCHOEMAKERS, PLLC is a modern estate and business law firm built to serve the needs of growing families and small businesses owners. Our main focus is on  estate planning, probate, trust administration and business planning issues. Based in League City, TX, our mission is to provide residents of Houston and surrounding areas with quality estate and business planning resources.

When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning you, your family and your business (if you have one). We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your and your family's future. Visit our website to obtain quality information on estate/business planning and related issues.

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Location

Office visits by APPOINTMENT ONLY
1100 NASA Parkway
Suite 420J
Houston, TX, 77058

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Reviews

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Posted by Deena | July 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service!
Ms. Schoemakers helped me put together my will and power of attorney documents. She was very patient and took the time to explain how each document worked and would effect my family. She was knowledgeable and answered every question I had without getting the least frustrated. She was reasonably priced and worth every penny.
Posted by Kim | October 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Gratia breaks down everything in layman's terms for you. You have a clear outline of what you do have in place, and what is additionally needed so that your estate is completely taken care of without having to go into probate. Most people believe that a will or living will is enough... but it is simply not the truth...
Posted by Nancy | September 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional attorney
Gratia is an exceptional attorney. I was so surprised about how much I did not know about estate planning and how much I had not done to protect my assets and provide for my children and grandchildren.
Posted by Crista | September 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You need to hire this lawyer!
Grace is extremely helpful and kind as I had many questions as I worked on my daughter' plan. My husband and I are so appreciative of her help and her thorough knowledge of what needs to be done in case of any "what if's". Her great knowledge and skills impresses us immensely. She even found things in my mother's will that her lawyer overlooked. I highly recommend Grace to everyone!
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Posted by Christina | May 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Understanding and compassionate
Ms. Schoemakers answered my question with clear understanding and compassion even though she doesn't practice in my state. This was in stark contrast to responses that I received from a very inconsiderate lawyer. If I could've hired her, I absolutely would have. It's clear she answered my question just to help; not looking for a client. And her answer from Texas was more helpful than responses from within my state!
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Response from Gratia Schoemakers May 19, 2017
Thank you for your kind words. I am very glad to hear that you found my general and educational avvo answer helpful.
Posted by Sylvia | March 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She fights fights strong
I went with Gratia to a mediation; she was very detailed. The fact that I got everything I hoped to get from the mediation and more was all thanks to Gratia. The mediation was only 4 hours long and she made sure that every hour was well accounted for. The opposing counsel worked hard to dismiss my requests but Gratia fought hard for me. I'm truly grateful to her.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! - Outstanding in every regard.
I couldn't have been more fortunate than to have Gratia Schoemakers as my attorney. Over the many years that I have used her services, she has assisted me on several matters related to my business. She has helped me in contactual matters and employment situations. She has represented me with vigor in several situations in a way that opposing counsel has complimented me on my attorney!! Ms. Schoemakers was there for me when I fell ill and needed to sell my business so that I could retire. She handled everything for me from start to finish and negotiated a deal I didn't dare to dream off! Over the years that I have relied on Ms. Schoemakers for my legal matters she has been professional in every regard, she has not hesitated to handle every minutia when I needed her most. I would highly recommend Ms. Schoemakers to my friends and family for their legal needs!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • GP Schoemakers PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Family Mediator
  • Dispute Resolution Center, Harris County
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Student Attorney for Environmental Legal Clinic
  • Washington University, School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Intern Patent Department
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Attorney (Solicitor)
  • Ridecha BV, The Netherlands
  • 2004 - 2009
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Education

  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Washington University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2006
  • Washington University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2005
  • Maastricht University, Faculty of Law
  • Doctorate
  • 2004
  • Maastricht University, Faculty of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2004
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Probate - Heirship without administration
  • succesfully completed
  • Will and Directives
  • Achieved desired goal - personal estate plan that will work when needed
  • Estate Planning for Blended Family
  • Achieved desired goal - protected spouse and safeguarded children's inheritance
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Associations

  • Collaborative Divorce Texas
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Parent Workshop
  • Basic Estate Planning & Guardian selection.
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (28)
Endorse Gratia
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked with Ms. Shoemakers for over a year. She was my supervising attorney on a Contracts matter. She was very patient and kept me abreast of all legal updates/changes to the case. It was an absolute pleasure working with her and I definitely recommend her to anyone that needs a trustworthy and capable attorney."
Business Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer. She is ethical & well respected by her peers. If I have a legal question in her area of expertise, I call her for advice. Her rates are reasonable. Lastly, she truly cares about her clients and what is in their best interests."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer.Ms. Schoemakers is highly professional and extremely knowledgeable in all things regarding estate planning. She has multiplied LLMs which is impressive."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Her knowledge base is impressive."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for her knowledge and compassion in helping families."
Business Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is highly capable and will serve her clients in the best possible way, I have no doubt."
Estate planning Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the estate planning community who truly cares about her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gratia is a terrific lawyer who genuinely cares about making a better life for her clients and their families. I highly endorse her!"
Wills and living wills Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gratia is a wonderful attorney with a strong commitment to the needs of her clients. I am happy to endorse her."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Other
"Gratia is smart, studied and passionate about achieving results that are in the best interest of her clients. I would refer family or friends to Gratia without hesitation."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gratia Schoemakers is a zealous advocate for her clients. She utilizes unique approaches to obtain a favorable outcome for her clients."
Business Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gratia is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Gratia Schoemakers knows the law extremely well and cares about making sure people understand their rights and obligations. Anyone needing assistance with an estate planning law legal matter would be well served to contact her."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As members of a national estate planning organization, Gratia and I have had numerous opportunities to exchange ideas and collaborate on solving client's problems. She is a delight to work with and she always works tirelessly to help her clients achieve their goals."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Gratia, as a great lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Houston Estate planning Lawyer Gratia P. Schoemakers
Gratia P. Schoemakers
Estate planning Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 12 years