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    (a) Applicability. This rule shall apply to all judicial proceedings under RCW 11.96A.090 or 11.96A.300. All documents filed under this rule shall be captioned as In re Estate of. Documents may be further sub-captioned to identify specific parties as circumstances warrant.
    (b) Hearings. Judicial proceedings shall be assigned to the Ex Parte and Probate department. Hearings shall be noted at least 14 days in advance and at least 20 days after service and filing of the TEDRA petition. See also LCR 98.04(b)(6). If a need for an extended hearing arises, the matter will be certified for trial. The Clerk’s Office will issue a judicial assignment and a trial date.
    (c) Performance requirements. All issues initiated under TEDRA that pertain to an estate must be resolved before the estate can be closed. If the TEDRA proceeding was filed as an incidental action under a separate cause number, when all issues are resolved and the case is ready to be closed, a document shall be filed in the matter indicating that a complete resolution has been achieved.

[Adopted effective September 1, 2006; September 1, 2008.]