WASHINGTON (State) PROBATE

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Seattle & King County | Tacoma & Pierce County

Everett & Snohomish County | All Washington

For Attorneys, Lawyers, & the Public

 

 

Washington Probate Court Practice

 

 

King County Superior Court ---

 

Caution:  The ex parte & probate procedure for King County changed substantially effective January 1, 2009.

See:  King County Ex Parte Manual.

 

Downtown --- Map

 

King County Superior Court

King County Courthouse - Room W325

516 Third Ave

Seattle, WA 98104

Kent --- Map

 

King County Superior Court

Regional Justice Center - Room 1J

401 Fourth Ave N

Kent, WA 98032

 

Clerk's Office: 206 296-9300 (both locations).

 

Probate/Guardianship Court Calendars:

Opening a probate file at the Clerk's Office requires a completed King County Case Assignment Designation & Case Information Cover Sheet.

 

The Clerk's Office supplies Letters, so you don't have to prepare a Letters form.

 

If you are filing a Petition for Probate and the Will has already been filed as a Will-Only, you must go to the Clerk's Office to get the Will before going to Court.

 

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

The Initial Filing in a New Case

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