Although the probate process in Washington is relatively easy, there are still some tasks that the Personal Representative is required to do by statute. First and foremost, the PR is required to administer and distribute the estate as timely as possible under the circumstances. Further, within 20 days of his or her appointment, the PR is required to provide a Notice of Appointment and Pendency of Probate to all estate heirs and beneficiaries and to the Washington State Dept. of Revenue. Within three months of appointment, the PR must prepare an estate Inventory & Appraisement, a copy of which must be delivered to any estate heir, beneficiary, unpaid creditor who has filed a claim, or the Dept. of Revenue within ten days of their request.

If you've been appointed Personal Representative of someone's estate and have questions about the requirements of the job, give us a call at 253.858.5434 to make an appointment today.