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After a Death Occurs (6)+

  • 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

    By:
    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

    By:
    Washington State Attorney General
  • Getting Help for Your Grief

    Losing someone close to you may leave you feeling sad, lost, alone, or even angry. You may miss the person who has died—you want them back. You might have also been so busy with caregiving that it now seems you have nothing to do. This can add to your feelings of loss. This is all part of mourning, a normal reaction to the loss of someone you’ve cared for. Read More

    By:
    National Institute on Aging
  • 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. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project

Planning for Death (6)+

  • Basic Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples

    This memo provides you with some basic background information to get you started on preparing your "estate plan." Read More

  • 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
  • Life and Death Planning: A Checklist

    A checklist of important documents and information you should put in writing. Read More

    By:
    Legal Voice
  • Planning for Death

    Information about Funerals, Burial, and Organ Donation and how to make your wishes known to friends and family. Read More

    By:
    Legal Voice
  • Putting My House in Order Form

    The Putting My House in Order Form contains all the death certificate information the funeral director will need, your wishes for burial and indicate your organ donation preference. Be sure to discuss your wishes with your survivors and let them know where your original documents are filed so they can present them to the funeral home at time of death. Read More

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    End of Life - Washington
  • What Happens to My Kids if I am Sick or Die?

    3115EN - If you are a single parent, you may worry who will care for your kids if something happens to you. This publication explains your options. You should also talk to a lawyer. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español

Wills (2)+

  • Washington First Responder Will Clinic

    The Washington Will Clinic aims to provide basic estate planning documents - wills, powers of attorney, and healthcare directives - for Washington first responders and their spouses/state registered domestic partners at no cost. Read More

    By:
    WSBA
  • Washington Wills

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

    By:
    Washington Wills
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