In its 2012 decision In Re Estate of Kazmark, the Washington Court of Appeals resolved the question whether Earle Sr. was bound by agreement with his predeceased spouse Barbara, to keep his Will in place that benefited her family as well as his.
Barbara's son Shane first had to rebut Earle Jr.'s assertion that Earle Sr. and Barbara's Community Property Agreement superseded their Wills and any agreement under which the Wills were made. The Community Property Agreement did override the Wills in a sense. It was used upon Barbara's death to transfer the whole estate to Earle Sr. without the necessity of probating or otherwise using Barbara's Will at all. But the Court didn't have much trouble refusing Earle Jr. on this one. The Community Property Agreement was entirely consistent with the Wills, accomplishing more easily what Barbara's Will would have done upon her death. Because it only supported the work of the 2005 Wills, the Community Property didn't supersede or otherwise negate them or any agreement they represented.