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If you’re making an estate plan in West Virginia, 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 West Virginia.
Making a Will in West Virginia
A will can help you protect your family and your property in West Virginia.
Make a Living Trust in West Virginia
Learn how to make a living trust in West Virginia.
Intestate Succession in West Virginia
If you die without a will in West Virginia, your assets will go to your closest relatives under state intestate succession laws.
West Virginia Restrictions on Who Can Serve as Executor
Learn the rules about who can be your personal representative in West Virginia.
ABLE Accounts in West Virginia: A Savings Plan for Disability Costs
West Virginia is developing its ABLE program.
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West Virginia Power of Attorney Laws
A durable POA allows someone to help you with your financial matters if you ever become incapacitated—here's how to make one in West Virginia.
Avoiding Probate in West Virginia
Probate court proceedings (during which a deceased person's assets are transferred to the people who inherit them) can be long, costly, and confusing.
Probate Shortcuts in West Virginia
West Virginia offers a probate shortcut for "small estates." This makes it easier for survivors to transfer property left by a person who has died.
Death With Dignity in West Virginia
West Virginia has never officially considered adopting a death with dignity law. However, citizen groups are actively working to legalize aid in dying in West Virginia.
Burial and Cremation Laws in West Virginia
Everything you need to know about burial and cremation in West Virginia.
West Virginia Home Funeral Laws
Learn the rules that govern home funerals in West Virginia.