WASHINGTON (State) PROBATE


PROBATE COURT PRACTICE


Navigating Your Way through Probate Court

While Maintaining Your Sanity

 

Probate Court Practice Site Map

 

 

Obtaining Information from the Court

 
I.

The Washington Court Database & How to Access It

 

II.

How Do I Determine If a Probate for a Named Decedent Has Been Filed in Washington?

 

III. How Can I Obtain a Copy of a Document, such as a Will, Filed in a Probate Proceeding in Washington?

 

 

Interacting with the Court

 
I.

Probate Court Is Not ...

 

II.

Filing Decedent's Will by Itself (a "Will Only")

 

III.

The Initial Filing in a New Case

 

IV.

Future Filings in an Existing Case

 

V.

Satisfying Notice Requirements

     "Walking a matter through Court"

     An incapacitated heir or beneficiary

     Probate Notice Periods

 

VI.

Satisfying Local Rules

 

VII.

Filing Working Copies

 

VIII.

Appearing in Probate Court

 

IX.

Making Conformed Copies

 

X.

Creating a Pleadings File

 

XI.

Maintaining a Tickler Chart

 

XII. Papering the File

 

 

King County Issues

 

Caution:  Change in Procedure for King County Ex Parte
effective 1/1/09

 

I.

King County Superior Court

 

II.

King County Superior Court Clerk's Office

 

III.

King County Case Assignment Designation &
Case Information Cover Sheet

 

IV.

King County $15 Faulty Document Fee

 

V.

Probate Filings & Hearings in King County:
"Downtown" vs. Kent

 

VI.

Statutory 10-Day Notice Period
Lengthened to 14 Days in King County

 

VII. "Walking a Matter Through Court" by Mail

 

 

Pierce County Issues

 

 

Snohomish County Issues

 

 

Thurston County Issues

 

 

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Last Update:  April 1, 2010

 

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Probate Court while maintaining your sanity.

 

 

 
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