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2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog
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LEGAL 201 - Estate Planning and Probate

5 Credits
Includes a review of the Washington State statutes related to probate and probate proceedings. Local court rules relative to the probate procedure will also be examined. Currently existing laws regarding health care directives are also explored. Additionally, the class covers the different types of trusts and other estate planning devices that are often used as an alternative to the probate process.

Pre-requisite(s) POLS& 200 min. 2.0

Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Online
Designed to Serve Students in Legal Studies program, pre-law students.
Active Date 20220330T15:34:19

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 32
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline

  • Washington state statutes with respect to probate
  • Local Court Rules for probate procedure
  • Laws regarding health care directive
  • Trusts
  • Estate planning

Student Learning Outcomes
Accurately apply the Washington State Descent and Distribution statute and procedural rules of probate procedure to hypothetical fact patterns.

Draft an effective will that meets all requirements of Washington law.

Create an effective estate plan for a hypothetical client that meets all reuirements under Washington law.

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