If you’re making an estate plan in Delaware, 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 Delaware.
A will can help you protect your family and your property.
Make a Living Trust in Delaware
Learn how to make a living trust in Delaware.
Intestate Succession in Delaware
If you die without a will in Delaware, your assets will go to your closest relatives under state intestate succession laws.
Delaware Restrictions on Who Can Serve as Executor
Learn the rules about who can be your executor in Delaware.
Delaware no longer levies an estate tax.
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Delaware Power of Attorney Laws
A durable POA allows someone to to help you with your financial matters if you ever become incapacitated—here's how to make one in Delaware.
Death With Dignity in Delaware
Delaware 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.
Delaware offers a probate shortcut for "small estates." This makes it easier for survivors to transfer property left by a person who has died.
Burial & Cremation Laws in Delaware
Delaware 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 Delaware.