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  • By: Christopher Benson
  • Published: June 1, 2017

How to Stop a Wage Garnishment.  Federal Way, Tacoma, Fife, Puyallup, Lake Tapps, Auburn, Kent. Attorney Christopher A. Benson.Rated 9.5 by AVVO There are thousands of people who are unnecessarily getting their wages garnished every pay check.  Creditors can take 25% of your gross income from each pay check.  A garnishment makes it extremely difficult to manage your finances and…Read More

  • By: Christopher Benson
  • Published: May 31, 2017

A common question we receive is: Does Washington State have an inheritance tax or probate tax? In the law, words matter.  Therefore, as your read the answers and responses below, the end result might feel the same (i.e. pay a tax); but how you arrive at the result is technically different (what or who pays the tax). I have found…Read More

  • By: Christopher Benson
  • Published: May 30, 2017

How to Make an Estate Plan There are several elements to an estate plan that are key to you and your family being taken care of and your goal being met. An Estate Plan is a collection of legal documents that you create to handle events that occur in everyone's life.  There is not one document that handles everything; however,…Read More

  • By: Christopher Benson
  • Published: May 9, 2017

Not only are Millennials not talking about end-of-life care with their parents, according to the American Bar Association "Statistical studies show that 55 percent of Americans die without a will or estate plan." In order to save your loved ones completely avoidable additional pain and legal hassles, take the time to begin your estate planning today. Here is the good news....we…Read More

  • By: Christopher Benson
  • Published: October 3, 2016

Fortunately and unfortunately at the same time, the Internet is a big place. Today (October 3, 2016) , our firm received 2 phone calls from 2 different people in 2 different States presenting the following fact pattern. A similar occurrence happened on February 20, 2015: Apparently someone is randomly calling people and claiming to be attorney "Christopher Benson." The caller…Read More

  • By: Christopher Benson
  • Published: September 22, 2016

Attorney Christopher A. Benson is rated as "Superb" by AVVO with a rating of 9.5 among all attorneys nationally. Mr. Benson has law office locations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Arizona and is admitted to practice in all four States. The goal of estate planning is to give you peace of mind in knowing that you have taken care of…Read More

  • By: Christopher Benson
  • Published: June 4, 2016

2 Common Questions: (1) What Is Probate in Washington;  And (2) Do I Have To File A Probate For My Spouse or Loved One? If you have recently lost a loved one, we understand what you are experiencing because everyone at our firm has lost someone close to them and then had to handle the details of taking care of…Read More

  • By: Christopher Benson
  • Published: April 26, 2016

Three "Big Picture" Questions You Need to Ask When Planning Your Estate When starting down the path of getting your life organized and putting the necessary legal documents in place to take care of events that occur in every person's life, just think about the "Big Picture" at first. What usually prevents people from getting started on estate planning is…Read More

  • By: Christopher Benson
  • Published: April 15, 2016

When a couple has joint accounts, both spouses are not required to file bankruptcy—one spouse can still file for bankruptcy as an individual. The non-filing spouse may still benefit from speaking with a bankruptcy attorney. All community income, assets and liabilities need to be listed in the bankruptcy even if only one spouse filed bankruptcy. When you decided to become…Read More

  • By: Christopher Benson
  • Published: April 14, 2016

The simple answer is: It is all relevant and unique to each person's situation. If you are behind on your bills, in collection or getting your wages garnished, then filing a bankruptcy to stop the craziness and get some breathing space may be a great idea for you. Here is the good news: we offer a free consultation to find…Read More

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