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WA-Probate > Probate-Litigation > Summary of Rights re Nonintervention Estate Administration
The primary rights of an heir or beneficiary of a nonintervention estate as against its Personal Representative are:
To petition for disqualification of the Personal Representative if he/she is
disqualified from serving as a Personal Representative.
RCW 11.28.020 (testacy);
RCW 11.28.160 (intestacy);
RCW 11.36.010 (grounds).
To petition for the Personal Representative to post Bond or additional Bond.
copy of the Inventory & Appraisement after three months of
appointment, and to petition for removal of the Personal Representative if
he/she fails to provide it.
To challenge the Inventory & Appraisement.
for removal of the Personal Representative if he/she has neglected or mismanaged the
estate or failed to faithfully execute his/her trust.
for a Status Report after twelve months of appointment (and twelve
months after receiving any last Status Report).
To object to
the Personal Representative's Declaration of Completion of Probate,
by petitioning for
either an accounting or the determination of reasonable fees.
To file a TEDRA Petition. RCW 11.96A.100(1)