5.0 stars 69 totalReview Christopher Benson
Posted by Julie
This was a wonderful experience. At a time in our lives that we needed to have a POA and Health directives as well as a family trust. It was a personally emotional time and Christopher Benson was so Kind and Understanding. He did and excellent Job, I would highly recommend him. When we went in for the final appointment, he had everything done and waiting for signatures. Much easier than I was expecting. I would give more stars if I could!
Posted by Marty
During our final appointment when we were reviewing and signing our Family Trust paperwork, we needed to make a critical change to the information. It required redrafting almost 15 different pages; Chris simply smiled and said "no problem." While his assistant made the changes, he continued with our appointment, and when she returned with the updated pages, he slipped them into place while he continued with his review, carefully explaining every detail and answering every question. The way he handled this interruption was indicative of the entire process. He was calm, friendly, patient, organized, and thorough. And he made sure to invite us to contact him in the future for any changes or questions we might have. If any family or friends ever need an estate planning or bankruptcy attorney, we will be sending them to Christopher. Great lawyer; even nicer person.
Posted by Robert
Christopher Benson did and excellent job explaining and creating a trust/will for my wife and me.
Posted by Lana
My husband passed away suddenly last year and my family was devastated. I had no idea what to do or where to begin in dealing with his estate and all of the details. I saw the ad for Christopher Benson when I googled lawyers in Federal Way. I read some of his reviews and took a chance. I was a mess when I walked into his office for the first time, so scared of the process. He was so confident and reassuring that everything was going to be okay. He took over from there and took me step by step through the process. He explained everything in detail and let me know next steps well in advance. The estate is now closed and everything worked out as he said it would.
If I had to do it again, I would still hire and trust Christoper Benson, he has earned my trust.
Posted by Tom
We recently contacted Chris to do an update to our will and other estate planning documents. It had been several years since we originally had met with Chris to establish our estate plan, and it was time to make some updates due to life events. Chris did a review of our existing plan, and offered some suggestions of updates that we hadn't previously considered, which we incorporated into our plan. The process went very smooth, and we are very happy with the support and service we received from Chris. I appreciate that he takes the time to understand our goals for estate planning, and makes sure those goals are met. We would gladly recommend Chris to anyone seeking a good attorney.
Posted by Jim
Chris help us set up a trust and associated POA, medical directives, etc. He's personable and was able to answer questions that we had. I had some experience with estate planning and trusts with my mother and Chris made a couple of great suggestions for our trust that I had not thought of prior to our consult with him. He indicates that follow up questions and amendments are included so I'm looking forward working with him in the future.
Posted by Helen
Christopher and staff were very friendly and makes feel ease. Informative, explained throughly. I felt I known him long time even I met him first time. I set up my trust, now I have a peace of mind.
Posted by Joanna Chen
We are from out of country, only visited Seattle for short period of time. Chris had all our documents ready before our visit, he was very efficient, knowledgeable, helpful and responsive. He is 5 star lawer to us, I am so glad we found him through AVVO. Thank you !
Posted by anonymous
I don't often write business reviews but wanted to share the excellent experience we had using Chris Benson for our estate planning needs. He was friendly, knowledgeable and thorough. After consulting with him we determined a trust was our best option and were immensely pleased with how he guided us through the process and took care of many of the details himself. A bonus is that it only took two appointments - the first for consultation and the second for signing. We left after signing the paperwork with clear direction on the additional details we needed to tend to, which wasn't much at all. We happen to be a same sex married couple but would recommend him to ANY couple, individual or family needing help with estate planning. The cost was also reasonable, although the peace of mind he provided is priceless.
Posted by Marie-Jose and Jacky
Explained in full detail about doing a trust versus not and costs difference, verified if house went through probate, which previous lawyer did, but never followed up. Took the extra time to explain every thing to mom and I, since her French accent is hard to communicate.