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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

    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

    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
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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

    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

    National Institute on Aging
  • 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

    Curran Law Firm P.S.
  • Probate Resources

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

    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

    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line

Planning for Death (7)+

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

  • Washington Wills

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

    Washington Wills