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WA-Probate > Probate Instructions > Opening the Estate > Change of Address During Administration
If you change your address during your administration of the estate, WASHINGTON PROBATE suggests that you take the following steps:
Download and complete a
Mail a copy of
If an intestacy: Each Heir.
If a testacy and
the four month statute of limitations period for filing a Will Contest
has not yet expired: Each Heir.
If the period
for filing a Creditor's Claim has not yet expired (Footnote 1): Each possible creditor to whom you have sent actual notice
and from whom you have not yet received a Creditor's Claim.
that has an outstanding (ie, filed, served, but
unpaid) Creditor's Claim.
Anyone else to whom you have sent any Notice in the past.
Anyone from whom you have received a Request for Special Notice.
Any agency to whom you have sent any information (eg, the IRS,
which will likely want its own form used).
partially completed Change of Address Etc. form, add the names and
addresses of all the recipients of your mailing.
original of your Change of Address Etc. form with the Court and
obtain a conformed copy of it.
If the period
for filing a Creditor's Claim has not yet expired, then any
creditor who desires to file but has not yet filed a Creditor's Claim
will likely serve their claim by mailing it to you at your prior
PROBATE encourages you to ensure that any Creditor's Claim
(and all other papers regarding the estate) received at your prior address
will be promptly forwarded to you at your new address.
Use your updated contact information on your Change of Address Etc. form and on all later pleadings to be filed with the Court.
Footnote 1: Remember that the statute of limitations period for filing a Creditor's Claim for any specific creditor is the later of:
4 months from the date of first publication of
Probate Notice to Creditors, or
30 days from the date of mailing of any actual notice to that creditor.