LR 98.04 ESTATES - PROBATE (a) Ex Parte. All probate matters that are not contested and in which notice is not required by statute, rule, or duly filed request for notice under R.C.W. 11.28.240 or where such notice has been waived, may be done ex parte. (b) Contents of File for Ex Parte Presentation. The following documents will be presented before ex parte presentation: (1) Original will; (2) Affidavits of subscribing witnesses; (3) Certified copy of Death Certificate-SSN redacted; (4) Order admitting will to probate or order appointing administrator if petition is by surviving spouse; (5) Petition for order of solvency if solvency is requested; (6) An inventory or partial inventory of assets and debts sufficient to prove solvency; (7) An order of solvency. (c) Presentation by Mail. An original probate application may be presented by mail under the following conditions. (1) All documents required by 98.04(b) shall be presented in the mailing; (2) All documents shall bear the personal original signature of counsel or party pro se presenting same; (3) Covering Letter. All documents shall be accompanied by a covering letter of explanation personally signed by the presenter and shall request the Clerk to deliver the documents to a Judge or a Court Commissioner for signing; (4) Return Envelope. A self-addressed return envelope bearing sufficient postage paid shall be included for the return of any request conformed copies.
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