What is a tangible personal property list?
This is a specific list attached to a will. Think of this as a gift list. RCW 11.12.260(1) refers to a "writing that directs disposition of tangible personal property not otherwise specifically disposed of by the will or trust other than property used primarily in trade or business." Tangible items are typically those that can be touched, held, or felt.
What items may I include on this list?
RCW 11.12.260(3) states that tangible personal property refers to "articles of personal or household use or ornament," such as:
This list must describe items and who receives the item(s) with reasonable certainty. This means you must be specific in how you describe the item.
According to the Washington state law, items such as the following do not constitute tangible personal property:
How do I create this list?
Ruth A. Harper
I'm a Pacific Northwest attorney, and my focus is on estate planning and elder law. My interest in these fields grew out of my experience with aging relatives and family members with special needs.
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