No. 63985-0.

933 P.2d 1031 (1997)

131 Wash.2d 514

In the Matter of the ESTATE OF Phyllis Lee BAIRD.

Supreme Court of Washington, En Banc.

Decided April 3, 1997.

As Amended on Denial of Reconsideration June 18, 1997.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Laura Buckland, Scott Johnson, Seattle, for Appellant.

Keithly, Weed & Graafstra, Thom Graafstra, Cynthia First, Snohomish, Law Offices of Philip Rosellini, Philip Rosellini, Daniel Parsons, Bellingham, Chmelik & Johnson, Frank Chmelik, Richard Davis, Bellingham, Karen Boxx, Kathleen Coghan, Seattle, for Respondent.

JOHNSON, Justice.

The question presented is whether an anticipatory disclaimer of an expectancy interest in an intestate estate is valid and effective under RCW 11.86. We hold the plain language of the statute does not authorize an anticipatory disclaimer of an expectancy interest created by intestacy, and affirm the order of the probate court declaring this disclaimer invalid.


Phyllis Baird died intestate on December 29, 1994. She was survived...

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