Were a contest to arise today in Washington between a surviving partner and the administrator or executor of his deceased partner's estate, as, to which has the right to administer the partnership estate (assuming the surviving partner has not complied with the requirements of the Probate Code), each contestant could invoke statutes which apparently support his claim and exclude the other's. The administrator would turn to the Probate Code; the surviving partner, to the Uniform Partnership Act. Our court would then be faced with the task of deciding which should control.
John McSherry, Jr.,
Administration of Partnership Estates in Washington: Probate Code v Uniform Partnership Act,
22 Wash. L. Rev. & St. B.J.
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