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Written by attorney Christopher A. Benson | Jun 23, 2017

My Spouse Died. Do I have to file a Probate in Washington or Do I automatically get everything?

Common Question: Do I have to file a probate if my spouse or parent dies in Washington?

The short answer is “Yes” unless the following applies:

The Assets of the deceased are in a trust; or The Assets of the deceased are held as joint tenants with the right of survivorship (property merely held as

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