If you’re making an estate plan in Alaska, start here. Learn how to make a will, trust, and power of attorney (POA) that are valid in your state, or get more information about estate planning and funeral laws specific to Alaska.
Find out how to make a will to protect you and your family in Alaska.
What is a living trust? A trust is an arrangement under which one person, called a trustee, holds legal title to property for another person, called a beneficiary.
Intestate Succession in Alaska
If you die without a will in Alaska, your assets will go to your closest relatives under state intestate laws. Here are some details about how intestate succession works in Alaska.
Alaska Restrictions on Who Can Serve as Executor
Learn the rules about who can be your personal representative in Alaska.
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A durable POA allows someone to help you with your financial matters if you ever become incapacitated—here's how to make one in Alaska.
Alaska's Voluntary Termination of Life Act
Alaska failed to pass a death with dignity law that would have allowed terminally ill patients to request life-ending medication.
Probate court proceedings (during which a deceased person's assets are transferred to the people who inherit them) can be long, costly, and confusing.
Alaska offers some probate shortcuts for "small estates." These procedures make it easier for survivors to transfer property left by a person who has died.
Burial and Cremation Laws in Alaska
Alaska has numerous laws affecting burial and cremation. Here are the most important laws you should know about.
Learn the rules that govern home funerals in Alaska.