Coeur d'Alene, ID asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Washington

Q: When a person passes and there is a will shouldn't all parties be notified? And if there not what do you do?

IT's been a year and a half since the passing and she is now being asked to sign papers to sell property by family members with no reason

given for her to have to sign. A will perhaps she was not made aware of???

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1 Lawyer Answer
Brent Bowden
Brent Bowden
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Lynnwood, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: The heirs should be notified when a probate is opened. However, it is not always the case that someone opens a probate. If no probate was opened and nobody was appointed Personal Representative, there would be nothing to give notice of.

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