Washington Probate was originally authored by Richard Wills, an attorney and member of the Washington (1990) and California (1979) Bar Associations. The Public Law Library of King County, in agreement with Mr. Wills, took over the administration and maintenance of Washington Probate to ensure long-term access to Washington Probate materials for all Washington State residents.
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