Notice under RCW 11.40.020 must contain the following elements in substantially the following form:
PROBATE NOTICE TO
The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative
of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would
be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in
the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative's
attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of
the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal
representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred,
except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent's probate and nonprobate
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