Having a Washington Probate Checklist is an essential tool for families, lawyers, and courts to ensure the proper distribution of assets from an estate. It is a key component to understanding the legal process of settling a decedent’s estate. Without a checklist, valuable time and resources can be wasted due to miscommunication or misinterpretation between parties. The Washington Probate Checklist outlines all of the necessary steps for completing probate proceedings in the state, including filing documents with the court, managing assets, tracking debts and liabilities, paying taxes, distributing property and assets to heirs and beneficiaries, and closing out the estate. This helps simplify complex probate procedures while also helping parties understand their responsibilities within the process.