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Posted by Jen, a Divorce client,
I used Gary for my divorce 4 years ago. No divorce is easy but mine was especially complicated. Gary and his staff were there every step of the way. I have referred several friends to him and wouldn't hire anyone else.
Posted by Cliff I. Nelson,
Since 1979, I have recommended many people to Gary for his legal services. He has always made me happy and proud when the people who I referred come back to me and tell me thank you for the reference.
His knowledge and expertise in the law is outstanding and I am very proud to be able to know him. I look up to him in many ways, not only as an individual, but for his joy for life and how he has lived it.
His name card is in with my estate planning paperwork.
Posted by Margery, a Divorce client,
Mr. Slater was a true gentleman in every aspect during the difficult time I was going through divorce proceedings. He gave excellent advice in an honest yet tactful way, and ensured that the children and I were heavily protected and provided for under the law. His professionalism is unparalleled and I was impressed with his knowledge of the Washington courts system. Having had a father who was an attorney I know that his representation made me feel secure that my situation was resolved in the most beneficial manner possible, without causing acrimony and added drama between my ex and myself.
Posted by Dave, a Probate client,
My wife and I spoke with Gary about powers of attorney, wills and community property agreements. We decided to only get a power of attorney done. Well in April last year my wife passed away. Gary professionally and caringly help me through the probate process. He is a straight shooting no nonsense kind of guys and I really appreciate all of his help over this past year.
Posted by Donald, a Family client,
Mr. Slater provided legal assistance on updating a postnuptial contract. Compared to any other lawyer that I have hired for legal counsel in the past, I rate Mr. Slater the best. He was punctual, accurate, patient, and efficient. He provided good answers that allowed me to re-arrange my financial portfolio prior to signing the new agreement while educating me on basic legal family matters. His fees were fair and reasonable. I received far better service from this attorney than my previous family lawyer at one-third the cost; without the headache, late excuses, and legal babble.
I have kept Mr. Slater's card on file in case I should be in need of his services again. I strongly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by john,
I have known Gary Slater for many years. He was recommended to me during my divorce. What I brought to our first meeting was pain, confusion and sorrow. These were met by Gary's calm demeanor and professionalism: Immediate help.
Gary has a strong understanding of his profession and a great empathy for the problems and concerns of others. If a matter falls outside the scope of Gary's expertise, he will guide the party (myself included), to those who can help.; who he respects, and who respects him.
I would heartily recommend Gary in the future, as I have in the past.
Posted by Rich, a Divorce client,
Posted by John, a Divorce client,
Used Slater for my divorce two years ago. He was absolutely no help during negotiations.
In hindsight I made the wrong decision hiring him.
I'm on this site to find an attorney to try and get my terrible settlement revised.
Posted by Donald, a Estate Planning client,
I first met Mr. Slater on 11/01/2012. I had many questions concerning Ruth's will and Estate.
Mr. Slater reviewed the material and the will. The process of verifying the will was going to take a little research as it was over 55 years old and all the named executors had past away.
He and some associates had located a person who could verify one of the signatures on the will.
The two beneficiaries named in the will had asked if I could be executor since I had been handling her affairs through Durable Power of Attorney for a few years and was familiar with the estate.
After presenting to the court all the information that was found and verified, I was appointed executor.
Due to the size of the estate and possible tax implications, with the advise of Mr. Slater, I hired a tax consulting firm.
With the advice from Mr. Slater and the tax firm. I was able to liquidate the assets, pay all taxes and disperse the money and misc. assets in a logical and systematic way.
This whole process took approx. 6 mo.
Throughout the entire time Mr. Slater was easily accessible for my many questions and concerns. He provided many forms to help me keep everything organized and presentable to the courts.
I very much appreciate all the effort he went through to ensure a smooth finish to this estate and made the whole process less stressful on me.
Thank You Gary.
Posted by Florence, a Divorce client,
Is experienced and knowledgeable in Family Law. He is always professional. He was very compassionate and always treated me with the utmost respect. He kept me informed every step of the way as my case proceeded. Due to his knowledge and ability to communicate I would highly recommend Mr. Slater to anyone needing a Family Lawyer.