WA Lack of Probate Affidavit 1
1. A certified copy of the decedent's death certificate must be supplied along with the affidavit.
2. You need not take an exception for a possible DSHS lien if either (a) the decedent was under 55 at their death (check the death certificate), (b) the affidavit states that no medical assistance was provided by the State, or (c) the affidavit states that the surviving spouse lived on the subject property at the time of the decedent's death. If the answer to 8(a) is "yes" or "I don't know," and if the spouse did not live on the property at the time of the decedent's death, then we will need to get a written clearance from DSHS (Phone: 800-562-6114 / Fax: 360-664-8410). They will need the decedent's name, social security number and date of birth.
3. Contact an underwriter if the information in the affidavit seems incomplete or inaccurate.
4. Contact an underwriter if the answer to question 9 exceeds $600,000
The underwriting guidelines contained herein have been provided for general reference. The facts, circumstances, and location of the subject property should be considered when determining the issuance of the requested form or endorsement. Please note that all of the forms and endorsements included in this system may not be available in all states. Accordingly, please contact the appropriate Stewart Title Guaranty Company underwriting personnel in order to determine availability.
Compliance with the underwriting guidelines contained herein in no way obligates Stewart Title Guaranty Company to issue any form or endorsement.
This guideline applies to the following form(s):