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Durable Power of Attorney Documents

A power of attorney document lets you choose a trusted friend or relative to help you with your finances and/or health care decisions. #9608EN

Power of Attorney (POA) for Parents

Parents: you can now give someone power of attorney to take care of your children for up to two years. Learn more. #3105EN

Durable Power of Attorney for Finances for Detainees

This power of attorney form was created specifically for immigrants who are detained through enforcement of immigration law or otherwise incarcerated. If you're looking for a general power of attorney form, see Durable Power of Attorney Documents in the Health section of WashingtonLawHelp.org. #8164EN

What You Should Know about Estate Planning Documents

An overview of estate planning documents like wills, powers of attorney, living wills and guardianship.

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 here. #8401EN

Adult guardianship, conservatorship and other protective arrangements

Learn about what adult guardianship is and some alternatives to guardianship. #3300EN

Quick Facts: Alternatives to Guardianship

Read about the options short of guardianship for helping an adult who faces real risk of harm due to their incapacity. #3305EN

Protecting elders and vulnerable adults from abuse and neglect

Read about the different types of abuse that frail elders and vulnerable adults are protected from under the law. #9920EN

Are You Owed Wages? How the Law and L & I Can Help You Get Wages Your Employer Owes You

State law gives the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) authority to collect wages owed to workers. L&I used to have the power to investigate and ask for wages, but it could not make employers pay wages. Now L&I can decide what wages are due and collect those wages for the worker. The law also gives L&I power to assess civil penalties against employers who have willfully failed to pay wages. #2922EN

What Happens to My Kids if I am Sick or Die?

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

Consent to Health Care: A Kinship Caregiver’s Guide

If you are taking care of a relative's child, read this to find out how you can get health care for that child. #5940EN

Health Care Directive (or Living Will)

A Health Care Directive (also called a Living Will) lets you state what kind of medical treatments you do or do not wish to have if you are terminally ill or permanently unconscious and cannot make decisions for yourself. It also lets you write down your health care values. You can fill out your Health Care Directive here on Washington Forms Online, or download a printable packet. #9607EN

Living Together Contracts

Read this if you are part of a Washington couple that cannot or chooses not to marry or be registered domestic partners. The law generally does not say if/how you will share your property/debts/other responsibilities. Publication #3909EN

I'm under 18. When can I get health care without an adult's consent?

Find out what medical/health care you can get on your own if you are under age 18. #5935EN

I am age 12 – 16. What are my rights in a minor guardianship case?

If you are a teen and someone has filed to have a court appoint a guardian for you, read this to find out what your rights are. #4402EN

Alternatives to Guardianship: Supported Decision Making Agreements (SDM)

Learn more about this alternative to guardianship that helps people with disabilities without limiting their rights. #3306EN

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