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Disclaimers (DIS) FAQs

Getting Started - Do I have to wait until a decedent’s estate is opened to file a disclaimer?


Getting Started - If I disclaim, who should I mail it to?

See DC Code, sec. 19-1512 to determine how the disclaimer is to be delivered. The Probate Division cannot give such legal advice; please seek the advice of an attorney.

Getting Started - What is the deadline for filing a disclaimer?

There is no deadline for filing a disclaimer. However, you may wish to consult with a tax attorney about the effect of any federal, state, or local deadlines if the disclaimers are being filed for tax purposes.