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If you’re making an estate plan in Washington, 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.
Making a Will in Washington
A will can help you protect your family and your property in Washington.
Make a Living Trust in Washington
Learn how to make a living trust in Washington.
Intestate Succession in Washington
If you die without a will in Washington, your assets will go to your closest relatives under state intestate succession laws.
Washington Restrictions on Who Can Serve as Executor
Learn the rules about who can be your executor in Washington state.
Washington Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $2.193 million when you die, your estate might owe Washington estate tax.
ABLE Accounts in Washington: A Savings Plan for Disability Costs
Washington is currently developing its ABLE account program.
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Washington Probate: An Overview
Probate is a court-supervised legal process that may be required after someone dies.
Avoiding Probate in Washington
Probate court proceedings can be long, costly, and confusing. Learn how Washington families can save time, money, and hassle
Probate Shortcuts in Washington
Washington offers some probate shortcuts for "small estates." These procedures make it easier for survivors to transfer property left by a person who has died.
Washington Community Property Agreement
In Washington, married couples and registered domestic partners can avoid probate by signing a Community Property Agreement (CPA).
Limitations of a Washington Community Property Agreement
In Washington state, a community property agreement (CPA) provides couples a simple way to:
Washington 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.
Washington's Death With Dignity Law
This article sets out the requirements for obtaining a prescription for life-ending medication under the Washington Death With Dignity Act.
Burial and Cremation Laws in Washington
Here are some answers to common questions about post-death matters in Washington.
Washington Home Funeral Laws
Learn the rules that govern home funerals in Washington state.