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How to Obtain the "Interactive" Probate Forms Published in Word Format
What Are Interactive Forms?
Navigating the Interactive Probate Forms
Working with the Interactive Forms "Off-Line"
"Standard" vs. "Unique" Situations --- "Standard" vs. "Custom" Forms
All of the blank, fill-in probate forms on this website are available in unprotected, interactive Word format.
For you to obtain the interactive probate forms in Word format, your computer must be equipped with a version of Microsoft Word (or Office, which contains Word, etc.). If so, then:
No security encryptation process is employed with the interactive Word forms, so you may freely:
Edit the forms on your computer,
Copy the forms, and
Print your edited forms.
Caution: All the default information shown on the interactive probate forms (eg, your name, hypothetical address, George Washington, etc.) is shown solely for example, to assist you by pointing out the nature of the information required on the form. Delete all the default information shown before adding your own information.
If you have a "dial up" Internet connection, you may wish to save forms to your computer so that you can complete and print them "off line." One way of doing this is as follows:
If you had any reason for doing so, you should be able to save all the Interactive Probate Forms published on this website in their own folder, allowing you to open and complete any of them whenever you desire off line.
B. "Standard" vs. "Unique" Situations --- "Standard" vs. "Custom" Forms ñ
The website's forms, numbering over 200, deal with "standard" situations confronted in a Nonintervention estate. Suffice it to say that many, many more situations are possible in a probate estate, especially in one lacking Nonintervention Powers. For these latter situations, it is difficult to present a "standard" form, such as those available on this website --- generally because of the unique facts and circumstances presented by the situation and often because its solution will require the sequential application of a number of independent statutes. Consequently a "custom" pleading will likely be needed, and probate lawyers are uniquely able to provide them. If your circumstances go beyond those contemplated on this website or if your requests go beyond those stated in the pertinent form, WASHINGTON PROBATE encourages you to obtain legal advice from an experienced probate attorney.