Your Legal Rights

Senior Rights Assistance empowers people to utilize their legal and consumer rights by providing expert advice free of charge. Topics we help with include Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Probate, and Guardianship.

If you’d like to speak with an attorney, you may also schedule a free, 30-minute appointment through the Elder Law Clinic — a partnership between Sound Generations and the King County Bar Association. Attorneys at the Elder Law Clinic are available to discuss Power of Attorney, Guardianship, Wills, and Estate Planning. Appointments are available in Seattle or Kent.

To seek advice from one of our highly-trained specialists, set up an appointment with an attorney, or inquire about a free, basic will, call 206.448.5720 or Toll Free 1-888.435.3377, or email info@soundgenerations.org.

Our business hours are Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM.

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Contact us by email info@soundgenerations.org or call 206.448.5720

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Below is a library of helpful documents to download free of charge:
Note: These documents are not a substitute for legal advice.

Estate Planning

Basic Estate Planning Guide

This comprehensive packet is used with thanks and by permission of Estate Planning attorney Mary Anne Vance. It provides an overview of all estate planning documents including POA, Health Care Directives (Living Wills) Wills, Trusts, and Guardianship.

Estate Planning Checklist

This checklist provides helpful tips for preparing your estate and for getting your documents in order.

Powers of Attorney

Questions and Answers on Power of Attorney

This Q&A is produced by Columbia Legal Services. It may answer many of your questions related to Powers of Attorney. It is not, however, a substitute for legal advice.

Fiduciary Duties

This document discusses the duties of the fiduciary duties for someone assigned as agent.

Health Care Power of Attorney and Advance Directives (“Living Will”)

This comprehensive packet is produced by End of Life Washington. It contains information about health care powers of attorney and advance directives along with a form in which you may express your wishes regarding health care should you become incapacitated and designate a health care “agent” who may make health care decisions of your behalf should you be unable to do so.

Probate

General Information on Probate

This document is used with thanks and by permission of Estate Planning attorney Mary Anne Vance. It provides general information and answers to basic FAQs on probate.

What to Do When a Death Occurs

This document discusses the basic information about the general steps to be taken when a death occurs.

Family and Volunteer Guardian’s Handbook

This handbook was prepared by members of the King County Bar Association and is aimed to help individuals learn about legal rights and obligations involved in the Guardianship system.

Questions & Answers on Guardianship

This Q&A is produced by Columbia Legal Services. It may answer many of your questions related to Guardianship. It is not, however, a substitute for legal advice.

Consumer/Debt/Bankruptcy

Debt and Bankruptcy Resources

This handout contains various resources in the King County area available to people with questions on consumer, debt, and bankruptcy issues.

Additional Legal Resources:

Note: Senior Rights Assistance compiled these lists for information only, and does not recommend or endorse any particular lawyer. Please note that these lawyers do not provide free or low-cost services. For free or low cost help, contact *211 for income screening. 

Attorney Referrals for Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianship

Attorney Referrals for Medicaid, Long Term Care issues and Estate Planning

Legal Resources for Estate Planning 

In this document, you will find Legal Resources for estate planning including wills and powers of attorney for financial matters and health care.

Neighborhood Legal Clinics 

A brochure provided by the King County Bar Association lists available free clinics.

Record Locator

Use this document to keep track of your important documents and personal information.