KCLL Form Packets for SALE

The following form packets are available for purchase in-person in either of our two library branches or can be mailed to you for the cost of the packet plus the cost of shipping and handling. Payment for mailed packets must be made in advance via PayPal.

To order a packet to be mailed to you, use the Order This Packet link for the appropriate packet.

If you have any questions about purchasing packets, please contact our Seattle branch staff at (206) 477-1305.

*All form packet purchases are final and non-refundable.*

✚ $60 King County Eviction Packet

King County Forms and Instructions

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This eviction packet was drafted by an attorney who frequently practices landlord-tenant law in King and surrounding counties in Washington state.  It is intended for use in standard landlord-tenant situations, as governed by RCW Ch. 59.18.  It is not appropriate for removing family or friends, for example, who had never agreed to pay rent.

Although the eviction kit has detailed instructions, it is not a substitute for legal advice.

✚ $30 Opening & Closing Probate WITH A WILL

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The probate process is a court case used to gather the assets of a person who has died, settle their debts, and distribute the assets to their heirs. There are two types of probate.  If the person died with a Will, the probate is called “testate probate.” If the person died without a Will, the probate is called “intestate probate.”

The instructions and forms in this packet are for a basic testate probate. They may help
with the following things:

  • Open a probate case when there is agreement of the heirs
  • Request that the Court allow you take charge of the estate
  • Request that the Court issue Letters Testamentary or Letters of Administration With Will Annexed
  • Close a probate case when there is agreement of the heirs

Review Title 11 of the Revised Code of Washington to help decide if using the testate probate process is right for your situation, or contact an attorney.  If, after reviewing the Revised Code of Washington and/or consulting an attorney, you believe the testate probate process is right for you, this packet can assist with starting and ending the process.

✚ $30 Opening & Closing Probate WITHOUT A WILL

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The probate process is a court case used to gather the assets of a person who has died, settle their debts, and distribute the assets to their heirs. There are two types of probate. If the person died with a Will, the probate is called “testate probate.” If the person died without a Will, the probate is called “intestate probate.”  The instructions and forms in this packet are for a basic intestate probate.

To help decide if using the intestate probate process is right for your situation, review Title 11 of the Revised Code of Washington for information regarding probate, or contact an attorney.  If, after reviewing the Revised Code of Washington and/or consulting an attorney, you believe the intestate probate process is right for you, this packet can assist with starting and ending the process.

✚ $1 Filing a Will Without Opening Probate

King County Forms and Instructions

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Washington law requires any person who has a Will of someone who has died to either:

• deliver the Will to the person named as the Personal Representative (sometimes called the “executor”); or
• file the Will with the Superior Court Clerk in the county the Decedent was a resident of when the Decedent died.

If you have someone’s Will and are not the Personal Representative, then you must file it with the Superior Court Clerk or give it to the Personal Representative within 30 days of learning of the Decedent’s death.

If you have someone’s Will and are the Personal Representative, then you must file it with the Superior Court Clerk within 40 days of learning of the Decedent’s death.

The instructions and forms in this packet are for filing a Will only. They may help with the following:

• File a Will with the King County Superior Court Clerk with no further action.

✚ $10 Will in a Safety Deposit Box

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If someone who has died left their Will in a safe deposit box and the bank will not allow you to open the box to retrieve it, then you may request a court order to allow you to open the box to get the Will.

Washington law requires any person who possesses a Will of someone who has died to either:

  • deliver the Will to the person named as the Personal Representative or;
  • file the Will with the Superior Court Clerk in the county the Decedent was a resident of when the Decedent died.

If you are in possession of a Will and are not the Personal Representative, then you must file it with the Superior Court Clerk or deliver it to the Personal Representative within 30 days of learning of the Decedent’s death.

If you are in possession of a Will and are the Personal Representative, then you must file it with the Superior Court Clerk within 40 days of learning of the Decedent’s death.

The instructions and forms in this packet may help with requesting a court order to make a bank open a safe deposit box so that you can retrieve a Will

✚ $30 Transfer on Death Deed (TODD)

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A TODD is a legal document that allows a property owner to transfer property located in Washington State to another person as an inheritance when the property owner dies.  This transfer avoids the probate process, which is a court case used to gather the assets of a person who has died, settle their debts, and distribute the assets to their heirs.

To decide if using the TODD process is right for your situation, review Chapter 64.80 of the Revised Code of Washington for information on the TODD Process and Title 11 of the Revised Code of Washington for information regarding probate, or contact an attorney.

This packet was written specifically for Washington State.

✚ $15 Initiate a Claim on a Contractor’s Bond

King County Superior Court Instructions and Forms

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Use this packet to initiate a claim against a contractor (or subcontractor) bond. If a contractor (or subcontractor) breaches a construction contract or performs inferior or negligent work, homeowners and other authorized parties have the option of making a claim against the contractor’s bond.

This packet was written specifically for King County Superior Court. The claim on a contractor’s bond process is based on state laws. If you are using this outside King County, contact your local court for information specific to your county.

✚ $30 How to Restore Your Firearm Rights in Washington

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Petitioning the court to restore your right to possess a firearm is complicated. It is not always possible to reinstate your rights. To see if you qualify, review Chapter 9.41.040 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) or contact an attorney. If you are prohibited from possessing a firearm due to multiple convictions, then you must restore your right to possess a firearm for every conviction.

If after reviewing the Revised Code of Washington and/or consulting an attorney you believe you are eligible to reinstate your right to possess a firearm, then you can use this packet to complete the process.

This packet was written specifically for Washington. If you are prohibited from possessing a firearm under Federal law or in another state, restoring your right to possess a firearm in WA will not change those prohibitions.

✚ Domestic Violence Sealed Name Change

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If you are a survivor of domestic violence and you want the name change record sealed due to a “reasonable fear” for your safety, you can petition the superior court to change your name and/or your child’s name. RCW 4.24.130. The court will seal the file if it believes that safety justifies the sealing. Once sealed, there is no public access to any court record of the name change filing, even if the court does not grant the name change.

An advocate from the Domestic Violence Protection Order Advocates office and/or an attorney can help survivors think about the good or bad consequences of the name change process.

You can access a free PDF of this packet by clicking on the download link above. (We do not mail it out.)

This form packet provides general information concerning your rights and responsibilities. It is not intended as a substitute for specific legal advice.

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