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Do you need to show all documents to sibling's when dealing

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Do you need to show all documents to sibling's when dealing with estate when you are the Agent of the will.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  LegalGems replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  LegalGems replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for your patience.
Washington is more liberal than most states, and do not grant an heir as many rights as other states.
While a representative of an estate owes a fiduciary duty to the heirs/estate, an heir is not automatically entitled to see all documents pertaining to the estate unless the heir files, under code 11.28.250, a request for special notice. That statute is here:
This entitles the heir to be kept informed as to most filings, accountings, etc.
While any heir can request a copy of the will/inventory, they are not automatically entitled to other information unless the above referenced statutory authority is utilized.
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