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1. TEDRA is Trust and Estates Dispute Resolution Act - it is a procedural set of laws in WA to be used for resolving estate or probate disputes. Not sure what process the PR used in the initial petition.
2. It appears that the PR is asking the judge to rule on all issues and resolve all disputes at the initial hearing. If you file a Response to TEDRA petition and object to what the petition asks for, then the judge will not rule at the first hearing.
3. Verified just means it was signed under oath at the end. The initial hearing is usually for the judge to decide some procedure matters.
4. In your response you should stick to responding to the allegation in the TEDRA petition not the earlier one.
5. Not sure of the answer here - need to know the specifics of the "old" dispute and the "new" dispute.
I will follow up with a reference to WA state law so you can look up the TEDRA statutes
Not sure where I saw Washington state referred to. Is this a Georgia estate matter?
I only see the first page of the old Petition to re-open. Just based on that, my comment is that if the real estate bequest to Joe was a specific bequest, and not a percentage or share bequest, but specific real estate was willed to him, he is not obligated to have his bequest charged or reduced by the expenses of the estate, unless the expenses exceeded the value of the residual estate.
Anyway, maybe do two separate additional attachments with each page that did not get posted.
I do not see the first page of the TEDRA petition - you did not attach it.
A TEDRA petition is involking the TEDRA set of laws, which are all procedural and a little less formal procedure than non TEDRA probate litigation. But if the request in the second petition is the same as the first, then your response or answer would be the same in terms of your objections or recitals as to why the petition should be dismissed. the timing for your response should be stated in the Summons that you should have received with the TEDRA petition. TEDRA laws require the parties to mediate, then go to arbitration if needed, before any party can have a judge or jury trial.
If you do a web search on
" WA state RCW Title 11. PROBATE AND TRUST LAW (§§ 11.02.001 - 11.118.110)
Chapter 11.96A. Trust and estate dispute resolution (§§ 11.96A.010 - 11.96A.902)" you will find the TEDRA laws.
Do you want me to opt out and open the question up to other experts? I am the only WA attorney here though