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We know how important legacy is to every family we work with, so we take every step to ensure your family is safe even when you’re gone.

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We also know how important it is to avoid probate. With just a little careful planning it’s 100% possible to completely avoid probate.

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An overlooked aspect of estate planning is ensuring you are protected when you are unable to do so. We’ll take care of all of your needs.

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TESTIMONIALS

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Mike McAfee
Mike McAfee
2022-12-12
Friendly and courteous staff and lawyers. They accommodated our need for a quicker process of both putting together our plan and scheduling the signing.
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Sissi Dang
Sissi Dang
2022-11-23
Christopher and his team are very professional and knowledgable. And thanks to their help, the estate planning has been a less stressful and much easier process to accomplish.
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Jennifer Sensenbach
Jennifer Sensenbach
2022-10-03
Erica prepared an estate plan for us (will, trust, etc). We were very happy with her services, she and the staff at CMS were professional and explained things so that we had a complete understanding of the process.
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Todd
Todd
2022-09-02
CMS Law did an incredible job of creating our detailed estate plan tailored to our specific wishes. They regularly checked in with us as we filled out their helpful questionnaire designed to give us a plan that worked for us. When I had questions they were answered with expertise and patience. I've seen estate law handled poorly with my parent's lawyer spending way too much billable time and still making mistakes. I would recommend CMS Law with the highest confidence. Thank you Christopher and staff.
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George Davis
George Davis
2022-08-26
Working with Chris of CMS Law was very easy and painless. He helped us put together our family trust and answered all our questions. He's very well informed and easy to talk to. I was pleased with their whole process. The experience exceeded my expectations. I would recommend CMS to anyone in Washington that's looking to stay on top of their estate planning.
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Alex Quintana
Alex Quintana
2022-06-07
10 out of 10 recommend. Communicated very well throughout the entire process. My parents don't speak English and they did their best to keep things simple so I could translate and I really appreciated that.
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Ramesh TheBatman
Ramesh TheBatman
2022-05-01
Having talked to estate planning attorneys who didn’t even bother to return my call, wanted to know what my net-worth was before uttering a word, or had their every word prefixed by a $$$ value, the estate planning experience with CMS Law Firm was indeed outstanding. I really appreciate the well-structured, stress-free estate planning service offered. Especially invaluable were the legal clarifications and guidelines. Timeliness and responsiveness, an extremely important factor, is particularly noteworthy. Checkout Mr. Christopher's Estate Planning TV channel in YouTube if you haven't already done so.
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SlimJones62
SlimJones62
2022-04-16
We had Chris and team do an estate plan for us. Everything was professionally done from start to finish. Communication was excellent. We never felt rushed or hurried and all of our questions were answered. The office staff and support team accommodated our many changes without hesitation or annoyance. The documents were impeccably presented and prepared. The signing was easy and painless. A great experience overall. Thank you Chris and team for a well-run professional experience.
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David Yamamoto
David Yamamoto
2022-04-02
I had an excellent experience with CMS Law Firm. Scheduling a free consultation was easy and timely (i.e did not have to wait a month). Christopher provided critical insights on the potential impact that the Washington Estate Tax may have on my estate and he suggested a solution that would maximize the state exemptions for a married couple and thus maximize our generational wealth plan. Everyone’s situation is different, but I would highly recommend you to at least set up a discussion with Christopher to go over your situation. I had interviewed two other law firms and CMS was easily head and shoulders above them. We hit it off during the initial meeting and I hired them to create the trust for my wife and I. I had a lot of questions and CMS gladly answered all of them well. The CMS team was very professional, prompt in responses and produced a quality product. My wife and I are very happy and satisfied with CMS Law Firm. Thanks Christopher, Maria, Sandra, Suzanne and Anne-Marie!
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