Superior Court Statistical Reporting Manual
Cases that include: (1) the registering of a will with the court, (2) the determination of whether a will is a valid instrument, (3) the statutory method of establishing its proper execution, and (4) in cases where the decedent did not make a will, the determination of the disposition of the decedent's estate.
Non-Probate Notice to Creditors (NNC) - The filing of a non-probate notice to creditors in a case in which no probate action is expected (e.g., an estate with a living trust which does not require probate, providing the heirs with an opportunity to start the time period for creditor filing of claims).
Sealed Will Repository (SWR) – Filing a will under seal before a testator’s death, as authorized by RCW 11.12.265.
Trust/Estate Dispute Resolution (TDR) – The filing of a dispute in any estate, guardianship, or trust.
Trust (TRS) - A case filed, by order, separately from a guardianship or probate case.
Cases involving the relationship between a person (guardian) lawfully invested with the power and charged with the duty of taking care of the rights of another person (ward) who is considered by the court to be incapable of caring for himself or herself.
Guardianship/Estate (G/E) - If a person for whom a guardianship has been established dies, and the probate will be the same case, the cause code should be changed to G/E. (See Cause Code Migration, page 4-5.)
Guardianship of the Estate (GDE) - Petition to appoint a guardian over the estate to manage the affairs of an incompetent or non-resident person.
Guardianship of the Person (GDP) – Petition to appoint a guardian over a person to manage the affairs of an incompetent or non-resident person.
Limited Guardianship (LGD) - Petition to appoint a limited guardian with only partial responsibility for the ward's person and property, where the ward is not fully incompetent.
Limited Guardianship of the Estate (LGE) - Petition to appoint a limited guardian with only partial responsibility for the person’s property, where the ward is not fully incompetent.
Limited Guardianship of the Person (LGP) - Petition to appoint a limited guardian with only partial responsibility for the person, where the ward is not fully incompetent.
Minor Guardianship (MGD) - Petition is based solely on the underage status of the Ward/Minor.
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