WA Probate Forms

Updated May 22, 2024
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There are a number of state-specific forms you may need when going through the probate process.

General Forms

In Washington, the local Superior Court handles wills and estate matters.

You can check with your local court for the forms they might prefer, and below you will find some of the more common WA forms:

  1. Petition for Probate - Get the probate process started
  2. Petition for Administration - Get process started if there is no will
  3. Bond Waiver - Attach to Petition if desired and not addressed by will
  4. Notice to Heirs - Send to heirs (includes separate statement to court that notices were sent)
  5. Notice to Creditors - Send to creditors
  6. Declaration of Creditor Notice - Tell the court you notified creditors
  7. Inventory and Appraisement - List estate contents for the court
  8. Heir Receipt and Waiver - Confirmation of distribution receipt by heir
  9. Declaration of Probate Completion - Submit Closing Statement to court

See WA Probate Forms for a more complete list of forms that may be required in certain situations. See also Washington State: Open a Probate Estate.

Small Estates

Small estates sometimes need only 1 specialized form or affidavit: see Small WA Estates.

Additional Information

See also Overall Probate Process in WA.

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