If you’re making an estate plan in Washington, D.C., 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 Washington, D.C.
A will can help you protect your family and your property in the District of Columbia (D.C).
Make a Living Trust in the District of Columbia (D.C.)
Learn how to make a living trust in Washington, D.C.
Intestate Succession in the District of Columbia
If you die without a will in D.C., your assets will go to your closest relatives under state intestate succession laws.
District of Columbia Restrictions on Who Can Serve as Executor
Learn the rules about who can be your executor in District of Columbia.
District of Columbia Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $4 million, your estate might owe D.C. estate tax.
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District of Columbia 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 Washington, D.C.
Probate court proceedings (during which a deceased person's assets are transferred to the people who inherit them) can be long, costly, and confusing.
D.C. Probate Shortcuts for Small Estates
The District of Columbia (D.C.) offers some probate shortcuts for "small estates." These procedures make it easier for survivors to transfer property left by a person who has died.
The District of Columbia's Death With Dignity Act
Find out what the requirements are for obtaining a prescription for life-ending medication under Washington, D.C.’s law.
Burial & Cremation Laws in the District of Columbia
Everything you need to know about burial and cremation in the district of Columbia.
District of Columbia Home Funeral Laws
Learn the rules that govern home funerals in D.C.
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