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WA-Probate > Probate Court Practice > The Initial Filing in a New Case > Filing a Probate Notice to Creditors
At the end of the body of the Notice section is a "fill-in" space entitled "Date of First Publication of this Notice: _____."
Leave this fill-in space blank, as you won't know that date until after you have:
Filed the original of your Probate Notice to
Creditors with the Court,
Submitted a copy of it to the newspaper for
Had it published.
After you have verified that it has been first published, you will:
Write the date of first publication in this
Make copies of that resulting document, and
Send a copy to each possible creditor
of the estate, putting them on actual notice that:
The probate has begun,
They are required to submit a Creditor's Claim within the Statute of Limitations period or be forever barred. See II. Administering the Probate Estate > B. Handling Creditor's Claims.