Probate should be avoided if possible. If it cannot be avoided, a Will that can be submitted to Probate without communicating with beneficiaries first has a higher risk of disputes than a Probate without a Will that requires all beneficiaries to agree about the Executor, bond requirement, and non-intervention powers, and sign affidavits in advance of Probate. This is the best source of online information about probate in Washington.
- The Uniform Electronic Wills Act became effective January 1, 2022. However, as a result of the pandemic, all signing at Mulvaney Law Offices, PLLC is electronic and unwitnessed (no ink signatures or live or electronic witnesses), even if a party is physically present.
- If you believe that you absolutely must have a Will with two witnesses’ notarized signatures, then finding Counsel who is willing to sign with witnesses in person with pens and an ink notary stamp and using the King County Will Repository into which Wills of living people can be kept for One Hundred (100) Years for Twenty ($20) Dollars is the best option.
Christopher S. Mulvaney’s Mission:
To Always Be a Human Being First, and My Role Second.
To First, Do No Harm, then to provide the best legal outcome,
smoothest process, best value, and to make a positive difference in the life of every Client.
Christopher S. Mulvaney’s Mantra:
May I be filled with loving kindness for all life.
May I be safe from dangers within and without.
May I be healthy in body, mind, socially, and spiritually.
May I be at ease and happy, doing good in the world.
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