If you have taken the time to create an estate plan, you probably think you are good to go with no reason to look at it again. The simple truth of the matter is this: estate plans often need updating. Failing to ensure an estate plan is up to date could mean it will end up sitting in a Washington probate court for some time after you die.
Washington residents who want to ensure that their assets and beneficiaries are protected in the event of their deaths have a lot to do to make sure it is done. It would be nice to believe that a do-it-yourself will would be sufficient. However, at the end of the day, such a will may not hold up in probate.