Houston Probate Counsel

“When you are facing a great loss of a loved one, as I recently did, it can become overwhelming as you get into the details of the estate, especially when you are out of town from where the must be probated. The first thing that I did after things settled down was to start looking for a competent and compassionate attorney to help me in Houston, Texas. I wanted to turn the paperwork over and be able to forget about it so that I could focus on other things that needed attention too. I found that person in Stephanie Boates. After talking with her on the phone, I was confident that I had found the right person. I found her to be a professional and competent person; just what I was looking for. I was able to turn over the documents to her without having to worry about what needed to be done next. When it came time to appear in court, I found that Ms. Boates was prepared and ready to do what she does best. Ms. Boates is someone that I would have no hesitation to recommend to anyone.”

Terry Troyer
– Newport News, Virginia


“Stephanie Boates worked diligently to establish Court appointed Special Needs Guardianship on behalf of our adult son with Down Syndrome. I offer the highest praise for her. Ms. Boates is caring, extraordinarily experienced and sensitive to the needs of persons seeking guardianship assistance.”

Linda Petrosky
– Damon, Texas


“Ms. Boates was the Dependent Administrator for both my mother and father’s estates through the Court. I got to know her and she would come see me from time to time while she was administering the estates and selling the house. She always made sure that I knew what was happening with the estates and after consulting me, she made sure very nice tombstones were placed on both my parent’s graves. I will always remember that. Job well done!”

John Shannon
– Houston, Texas


“I have known Stephanie Boates for over 20 years. She has helped me with several difficult situations, including guardianship of my mother and probate matters for my mother, father and grandmother. Stephanie’s compassion and personal interest in her clients sets her apart in the legal arena. It would have been very difficult to get through the many legal challenges I have faced, without Stephanie’s help…she has had both my legal and personal interest at hand, in every situation. I have recommended Stephanie to several people over the years, and each time they have been very pleased with her services. My family and I have been fortunate to have her support and legal expertise.”

Jessica Garland
– Richmond, Texas


“As a fellow Attorney who has worked with Stephanie for over twenty years, I can recommend her without hesitation. She is very familiar with the court system in Harris and surrounding counties. This matters in every aspect of probate and guardianship proceedings, but particularly in complex and difficult cases. Stephanie’s clients are in good hands.”

Stephen Porto
– Houston, Texas


“Ms. Boates was referred to us by our son’s therapist who used Ms. Boates for her son’s guardianship case and had successfully established guardianship for him. It has been a pleasure working with Ms. Boates and we are so grateful that we were referred to her. She is kind and compassionate and listens to your concerns very patiently and very promptly addresses them. Our son’s case was a difficult one due to the changes in guardianship law and his disability is not apparent at first glance as he is on the Autism Spectrum. Ms. Boates went out of her way to prove it and won it for us. She walks you step by step through each part of the process and is very thorough. The process can be somewhat daunting but it went much smoother having her assurances. We are so happy and grateful we found her and would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat. Thankyou Ms. Boates for everything.”

Uzma Ijaz
– Houston, Texas


“I first met Stephanie through our mutual church and decided to hire her to help my mother and sister get their wills in order, knowing that she would help them in a professional and considerate manner. She treated them like family and made sure that their wishes were incorporated in their wills. When my mom passed away, I turned to Stephanie to take me through the probate process. I was very pleased and thankful for her competent and professional expertise guiding me as Executor in performing my fiduciary duties. In what could have been a very long and tedious job, Stephanie made it efficient and enabled me to do the things that I needed to do to fulfill my responsibilities. She did such a great job that I recommended her to my brother-in-law to help him with the probate process for my mother-in-law. I strongly recommend Stephanie to anyone who is looking for a professional to help them with their will or probate needs.”

Wright Moody
– Houston, Texas


“Ms. Boates is a trooper that gets things done. I had a nightmare estate situation in 2012 that two other law firms were unable to complete. Ms. Boates took the case and helped my family and I tremendously. I cannot thank her enough. Her professionalism in and out of Court is something my family and I greatly respect and will never forget. I highly recommend Ms. Boates and now consider her a personal and admired friend. She’s a person of principal and truly cares.”

Marc Cook
Owner – Texas A/C Heating
– Cedar Park, Texas


“Stephanie Mudgett Boates is well versed in the area of wills, trusts, guardianship and estates. We needed to set up a trust for our youngest daughter so her sister is not responsible for her care if and when something happens to us. She was able to do this for us and prepare wills efficiently. She took all our concerns into account and wrote everything in language easy for us to understand. We would not hesitate to use Stephanie’s services should we ever need any changes or updates. She is professional and caring and takes your best interests into account. You will be grateful for the work she does.”

Sheila and Michael Hutchings
– Houston, Texas