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WA-Probate > Probate Instructions > Is a Probate Necessary? > Assets that Slip Through the Cracks
The tangible personal property, cash, bank & securities accounts, real property, and so forth are all pretty self-evident. Assets that are often overlooked usually fall through some of the following cracks:
Income items that were due and payable but not yet paid at Decedent's death;
Rents due, etc.
Cash value of insurance policies owned by Decedent on another's life.
Decedent's community property interest in surviving spouse's IRAs and employee benefit plans.