Ms. Gretchen A. Benolken (Frisco, Texas)

Ms. Gretchen A. Benolken

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  • Peer Reviews
    4.9 20
  • Client Reviews
    96% 28
  • Avvo Reviews
    5.0 6
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Licensed for 36 years

Ms. Gretchen A. Benolken (Frisco, Texas)

Ms. Gretchen A. Benolken

Serving Frisco, TX (view address)

Open for Business
  • 4.9
    20 peer reviews
  • 96%
    28 client reviews
  • 5.0
    6 Avvo reviews
Ms. Gretchen A. Benolken

Free initial consultation, Fixed fees available

Serving Frisco, TX (view address)

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About Ms. Gretchen A. Benolken

Gretchen Benolken is a Texas attorney whose career spans more than three decades and several practice areas, and who undertakes each matter with intensity, ethics, and integrity. Her forte is precision in drafting legal documents to best protect her clients and help them avoid potential pitfalls and disputes. As a certified mediator, Gretchen finds personal fulfillment assisting clients in resolving disputes, rather than litigating them. For those matters that could not be resolved informally, Gretchen has significant experience, and a long string of successes, for her clients in various administrative and judicial proceedings. Entering her fourth decade as a practicing attorney, Gretchen has chosen to divide… Read more
Gretchen A. Benolken, P.C.

Areas of Law

  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Estate Planning
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Elder Law
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Wealth Planning
  • Wealth Preservation

Attorney Reviews

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  • 4.7/5.0 28 reviews
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Communication

4.7

Responsiveness

4.8

Quality of Service

4.7

Value for Money

4.6
This attorney has also been endorsed for:
  • Compassionate8
  • Determined5
  • Good at explaining8
  • Knowledgeable8
  • Organized5
  • Professional9
  • Reliable7
  • Responsive7
  • Trustworthy6
  • Won my case!1
  • Estate Planning

    October 11, 2018

    Great communication and very happy with Gretchen’s assistance with estate planning.

    Great communication and very happy with Gretchen’s assistance with estate planning. Read less

  • Estate Planning

    October 10, 2018

    Gretchen was a huge help with our estate planning. First of all, she did a wonderful job of explaining all options. Then she "held our hand" all the way and later followed up to be sure we and our banks had done all that needed to be done. She mad... Read more

    Gretchen was a huge help with our estate planning. First of all, she did a wonderful job of explaining all options. Then she "held our hand" all the way and later followed up to be sure we and our banks had done all that needed to be done. She made it so easy for us. Read less

  • Estate Planning

    June 29, 2021

    With COVID many of us have had to think about things we’ve been putting off. If you don’t have your will and estate planning in order, you need to call Gretchen today and do it. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow. Gretchen is kind, patient, caring a... Read more

    With COVID many of us have had to think about things we’ve been putting off. If you don’t have your will and estate planning in order, you need to call Gretchen today and do it. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow. Gretchen is kind, patient, caring and thoroughly explains various options and all of the legal jargon the rest of us don’t understand. Working with Gretchen makes contemplating these difficult and often uncomfortable decisions so much easier and you know you’re in great hands with her legal expertise. Read less

  • Wills and Probate

    May 16, 2021

    My experience with Gretchen is a blessing! I came into her office not knowing what to do in my situation because of the loss of my beloved Mother. Gretchen is very knowledgeable and will take the time to explain every detail. She has always been a... Read more

    My experience with Gretchen is a blessing! I came into her office not knowing what to do in my situation because of the loss of my beloved Mother. Gretchen is very knowledgeable and will take the time to explain every detail. She has always been a available for any questions, concerns or needs even after my case was completed. Gretchen is very compassionate about what she does for others and I would recommend her to everyone! Read less

  • Trusts and Estates

    May 10, 2021

    Gretchen Benolken and her staff were very professional and took the time to explain the many options available when setting up a will and trust. Attorney Benolken is extremely knowledgeable about the details of wills/trusts and she guided us to the... Read more

    Gretchen Benolken and her staff were very professional and took the time to explain the many options available when setting up a will and trust. Attorney Benolken is extremely knowledgeable about the details of wills/trusts and she guided us to the options that best suited our needs and concerns. Planning for the future can be difficult, but Gretchen made it easier and she gained our trust. We are very happy that we chose Gretchen Benolken as our attorney. Read less

  • Wills and Probate

    April 16, 2021

    Ms. Benolken was very helpful in guiding me through the process of settling a family member's estate. She answered all of my questions and thoroughly explained the details of what the process would look like. I would definitely recommend her if you n... Read more

    Ms. Benolken was very helpful in guiding me through the process of settling a family member's estate. She answered all of my questions and thoroughly explained the details of what the process would look like. I would definitely recommend her if you need help with settling an estate. Read less

  • Trusts and Estates

    March 10, 2021

    Working with Gretchen and her Team has been a wonderful experience! I have procrastinated getting my estate planning done and Gretchen made the process simple, easy to understand and put a great deal of time and energy into making sure that I have t... Read more

    Working with Gretchen and her Team has been a wonderful experience! I have procrastinated getting my estate planning done and Gretchen made the process simple, easy to understand and put a great deal of time and energy into making sure that I have the appropriate documents in place so I can sleep well knowing that my family will be well taken care of when I am gone. She took the time to educate me on the importance of putting a Will and Trust in place and what was appropriate for my personal situation. It was not a "cookie cutter" approach but one that was personalized to my needs and that of my families. She took a lot of time during our initial meeting to make sure that I got all my questions answered and brought up many scenarios and options to consider. I am so appreciative to Gretchen and her Team for helping me through what I thought would be a difficult undertaking to a simple and enjoyable process! I HIGHLY recommend her services and her expertise! Read less

  • Estate Planning

    October 02, 2020

    Gretchen is an experienced attorney who is well versed in estate planning. She expertly guided us through each phase of the process. Gretchen showed a lot of care and compassion and provided us with multiple options to choose from. We were very pl... Read more

    Gretchen is an experienced attorney who is well versed in estate planning. She expertly guided us through each phase of the process. Gretchen showed a lot of care and compassion and provided us with multiple options to choose from. We were very pleased with her service and attention to detail. We feel much better that we have everything in order for the future. We highly recommend her as an excellent and brilliant attorney. Gerald and Jacqueline, Clients in 2020 Read less

  • Trusts and Estates

    September 09, 2020

    I ended up with the daunting task of probating both of my parents' wills at the same time. Gretchen presented the best option for my case and advocated the most efficient and cost effective way to handle it. She was far more patient with me than she... Read more

    I ended up with the daunting task of probating both of my parents' wills at the same time. Gretchen presented the best option for my case and advocated the most efficient and cost effective way to handle it. She was far more patient with me than she could have been and worked diligently to make sure everything was in order as it should be. I hope I don't have need for her services in the near future, but if for some reason I do, she'll be the first call I make! Highly recommend her! She has a knack for making you feel a warm, motherly, wrap her arm around you and guide you while still also leaving the impression that she's a take no crap, get it done kind of attorney! Her work ethic and diligence are worth every penny! Read less

  • Wills and Probate

    December 26, 2019

    Ms Benolken is a skilled lawyer and her 30+ years of experience in wills and probate is exactly what you need to get your case taken care of without an issue! My family wasted over 3 years dealing with Dallas-based lawyers who were inexperienced with... Read more

    Ms Benolken is a skilled lawyer and her 30+ years of experience in wills and probate is exactly what you need to get your case taken care of without an issue! My family wasted over 3 years dealing with Dallas-based lawyers who were inexperienced with Denton county probate system. What they failed to do in 3 years Ms. Benolken executed in just 2 months! She knows the Denton judges and other lawyers in the system and she was even able to deal with our slightly unusual case which involved an out of country will. Ms. Benolken is worth every penny. On top of that, she's kind and understanding and she and her staff are efficient and an absolute pleasure to correspond with. I'd recommend her to anyone! Read less


Credentials

Position

Member

Admission Details

U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
1985, Texas
1986, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Law School Attended
University of Texas at Austin

Class of 1985
J.D.
with high honors

University Attended

University of Texas at Austin
Class of 1981
B.A.
with high honors

Birth Information

Born in 1961
St. Paul, Minnesota, July 17, 1961

Associations & Memberships
Denton (Member, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section) and American Bar Associations
State Bar of Texas.

Payment Information

Other Information
Free initial consultation, Fixed fees available


Attorney FAQs

Is this attorney admitted to the bar in more than one state?
Yes, Ms. Gretchen A. Benolken is admitted to practice in District of Columbia and Texas.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rated?
Yes, Ms. Gretchen A. Benolken has a 4.9 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Client Review rated?
Yes, Ms. Gretchen A. Benolken has a 4.7 Client Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
What law school did this attorney attend?
Ms. Gretchen A. Benolken attended University of Texas at Austin.
What year was this attorney's law firm established?
Gretchen A. Benolken, P.C. was established in 1998.

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