Chapter 11.28 RCW

LETTERS TESTAMENTARY AND OF ADMINISTRATION

Sections
Letters to executorsRefusal to serveDisqualification.
Objections to appointment.
Community propertyWho entitled to lettersWaiver.
Procedure during minority or absence of executor.
Powers of remaining executors on removal of associate.
Administration with will annexed on death of executor.
Authority of administrator with will annexed.
Records and certification of lettersRecord of bonds.
Execution and form of letters testamentary.
Form of letters with will annexed.
Application for letters of administration or adjudication of intestacy and heirship.
Persons entitled to letters.
Hearing on petitionAppointmentIssuance of lettersNotice to surviving spouse or surviving domestic partner.
Form of letters of administration.
Revocation of letters by discovery of will.
Cancellation of letters of administration.
Oath of personal representative.
Bond or other security of personal representativeWhen not requiredWaiverCorporate trusteeAdditional bondReductionOther security.
Examination of suretiesAdditional securityCosts.
New or additional bond.
Persons disqualified as sureties.
Bond not void for want of formSuccessive recoveries.
Limitation of action against sureties.
Notice of appointment as personal representative, pendency of probateProof by affidavit.
Notice of appointment as personal representativeNotice to department of revenue.
Request for special notice of proceedings in probateProhibitions.
Revocation of lettersCauses.
Revocation of lettersProceedings in court or chambers.
Powers of remaining personal representatives if letters to associates revoked or surrendered or upon disqualification.
Successor personal representative.
Accounting on death, resignation, or revocation of letters.
Proceedings against delinquent personal representative.
Notice of adjudication of testacy or intestacy and heirshipContentsService or mailing.
Order of adjudication of testacy or intestacy and heirshipEntryTime limitationDeemed final decree of distribution, whenPurposeFinality of adjudications.
NOTES:
Administration of deceased incompetent's estate: RCW 11.88.150.
Letters after final settlement: RCW 11.76.250.
Replacement of lost or destroyed probate records: RCW 5.48.060.
Trust company may not solicit appointment as personal representative: RCW 30A.04.260.
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