2017 Revised Code of Washington
Title 11 - PROBATE AND TRUST LAW
11.42 Settlement of creditor claims for estates passing without probate.
11.42.120 Execution barred upon decedent's death—Presentation—Sale of property.
RCW 11.42.120 Execution barred upon decedent's death—Presentation—Sale of property.
If a judgment was entered against the decedent during the decedent's lifetime, an execution may not issue on the judgment after the death of the decedent. If a notice agent is acting, the judgment must be presented in the manner provided in RCW 11.42.070, but if the judgment is a lien on any property of the decedent, the property may be sold for the satisfaction of the judgment and the officer making the sale shall account to the notice agent for any surplus.
[ 1997 c 252 § 36; 1994 c 221 § 42.]
Application—1997 c 252 §§ 1-73: See note following RCW 11.02.005.
Effective dates—1994 c 221: See note following RCW 11.100.035.