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Opening Probates in the Time of COVID

December 2020 Bar Bulletin

By Chad Horner

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, King County Superior Court has made significant changes to the way it hears probate matters and the way it expects you to file your case. The most significant changes include: (1) all scheduled hearings are now heard by telephone and are expected to move to Zoom soon; and (2) the court has limited the number of probate cases that can be heard each day on its 10:30 a.m. probate calendar.

If you are starting a routine probate where no notice is required of the initial hearing, you need not worry about the limits being placed on the number of...

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