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  • After a Death Occurs: A Checklist

    General information and a checklist of important things to do when someone close to you dies. Click on the link below to view the resource. Read More

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    Legal Voice
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    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • Claiming the Personal Property of Someone Who Has Died: DIY Affidavit for Small Estates

    The affidavit procedure allows people who are entitled to a dead person's (also called a decedent) personal property, to get that property without going through probate. #9502EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Dealing with Death

    General information on who to contact after a death occurs and link to relevant laws. Read More

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    Washington State Attorney General
  • King County Probates

    Detailed information about what a probate is and how the process works. This site offers step-by-step instructions on how to get through a probate, including up-to-date documents and forms, the proper notices to provide, how to deal with creditors, how to close the probate, among many other topics. The instructions and forms are specific to King County. Read More

    By:
    Curran Law Firm P.S.
  • Probate Resources

    This site contains general information, forms and instructions for probate in Washington state. Read More

    By:
    King County Law Library
  • When a Tenant Who Lives Alone Dies

    Read this if you rent your house, manufactured home, or apartment (dwelling unit) from a landlord and are the sole occupant of the dwelling unit OR someone has designated you to take care of their things in their rental unit after they die. #6301EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

Planning for Death (2)+

Special Needs Trusts (2)+

Wills (2)+

  • How do I Sign Documents When I am Physically Unable?

    As long as you are mentally competent to understand what you are signing, the fact that you cannot actually sign does not need to keep you from executing the document. Just follow the procedures we explain in this publication. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Washington Wills

    Create your own simple will and other basic estate planning documents with free forms and instructions. Read More

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    Washington Wills
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