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Washington’s SuperWill Provision – Controlling Non-Probate Assets in Your Will
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Washington’s SuperWill Provision – Controlling Non-Probate Assets in Your Will

In 1998, Washington became the first state to allow for the testamentary disposition of specified nonprobate assets. We refer to such statutes as “Superwill” provisions because they enhance an individual’s ability to dispose of nonprobate property without subjecting it to the probate process. 1-Superwill – General Compliance Community property rights trump Superwill actions, meaning a...

What Is a Super-Will? – Wills & Trust – Three line Title lorem ipsum lorem
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What Is a Super-Will? – Wills & Trust – Three line Title lorem ipsum lorem

Washington has a “super-Will” statute that allows a testator to make provisions in his Will that govern the beneficiaries of nonprobate assets as well as probate assets.  Previously-designated beneficiaries of nonprobate assets may be overridden by the provisions naming beneficiaries in the testator’s Will, if that Will expressly disposes of all or some of the...

Washington’s “Super Will” Statute
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Washington’s “Super Will” Statute

A “nonprobate” asset is generally defined as an asset that passes upon a person’s death under a written instrument or arrangement other than a person’s Will. Life insurance is a good example of a nonprobate asset; the death benefit will be paid according to the beneficiary designation on file with the insurance company, not the...