How to Probate a Washington Descendant's Estate ---
To "Do It Yourself" without a Lawyer

Washington Probate Instructions

1st Question: Is a Probate Necessary?

The Six Probate Instruction Alternatives:

  1. Personal Property Affidavit
  2. Adjudication Proceeding
  3. Traditional Probate with Nonintervention:
  4. Traditional Probate with Nonintervention: – The Simple Version: Probate “for Dummies”
  5. Administering Nonprobate Assets
  6. Election Upon the Death of an Intestate Ward

Traditional Probate with Nonintervention

  1. Opening the Probate Estate
  2. Going to Court
  3. Giving Notice of Your Appointment
  4. “Housekeeping” Issues

Administering the Probate Estate

  1. Opening a Checking Account for the Estate.
  2. Preparing an Inventory & Appraisement
  3. Handling Creditor’s Claims
  4. Handling Tax Issues
  5. Making Preliminary Distributions

Closing the Probate Estate

  1. Are you Ready to Close the Estate?
  2. Closing the Estate – Simply
  3. Closing the Estate – Not So Simply
  4. Closing “Problems”

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