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VI.  Satisfying Local Rules



In theory, all the state Courts are interpreting and applying all the same laws, usually created by that state's legislature.  In practice, however, each Court is doing so under its own local rules, and many rules vary from Court to Court.  For example, as spelled out in their respective local rule, counties often differ in their respective procedures for a party's setting a hearing (the pertinent document traditionally being called a Notice of Hearing) and verifying to the Court that proper Notice was given to all the necessary parties (the pertinent document traditionally being called a Declaration of Mailing):

The instructions and forms on this website were created with the Local Rules of the King County Superior Court in mind.  If you are required to set a hearing in another county and give Notice of it, WASHINGTON PROBATE suggests that you obtain and review that county's Local Rules.



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