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Washington Wills

Laws concerning Washington Wills are found in Section 11.12 RCW (Revised Code of Washington).  You can create a legal and valid Washington Will that meet these criteria using LegacyWriter's online forms.

Who Can Make a Will?

To create a Washington Last Will and Testament you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least eighteen years old.
  • You must be legally competent and free of improper influence.  You must be able to understand what property you are leaving, its value, and to whom you are leaving it.

Washington Estate Taxes

In 1982 Washington officials replaced the state inheritance tax with an estate tax.  For 2005 the filing threshold for estate tax in $1.5 million; in 2006 this will increase to $2 million.

Probate: Washington courts and your Last Will

Probate has come to be known as the legal process where a deceased person's estate is administered and distributed.  In some states probate is notoriously complex and expensive, but Washington is known for having one of the least expensive probate systems.

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