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Washington Probate Court Practice



A "conformed copy" is a copy:
  • Of an original document that has been filed with the Court, and
  • That has been "conformed" by you or the Court Clerk, by stamping the upper, right hand corner of its first page with the date the original was filed, eg, "Original filed XYZ County Superior Court [Date]."

  Example of Conforming Date-Stamp

IX.  Making Conformed Copies



For everything that you file with the Court:

It is vital for you to have a record of everything that you have (and anybody else has) filed with the Court, and when and where it was filed.



If you file in Person in the Clerk's Office:

Stamp the first page of each copy in its upper-right hand corner with the Court stamp.



If you file in Person with the Clerk of a Courtroom:


If you file by Mail:  Courts don't supply envelopes or postage.  Make sure that you enclose:

When you send to an interested party a copy of a Notice of Hearing & Declaration of Mailing, attach to it a complete copy of the pertinent document, so that the interested party can see exactly what it is that you are asking of the Court or what the Court has ordered.


When you file with the Court the original of a Notice or Hearing & Declaration of Mailing, attach to it a copy of at least the first page of each document that you sent to each interested party, so that the Judge can see exactly what each interested party received.



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