The California Living Will is called "Instructions for Healthcare" and is included in an Advance Directive packet that also contains a form for naming a Health Care Proxy and specifying Organ Donation.

Required Information: You and two (2) witnesses must sign your CA Advance Directive for it to be considered valid.
California Advance Directive Form
Other resources for California:

Death Certificates
Click here for more information regarding obtaining a certified California death certificate.

Digital Estate Planning Laws
Law: AB-691 Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
Description: This law authorizes a decedent’s personal representative or trustee to access and manage digital assets and electronic communications.
Status: This was approved by the Governor and filed with the Secretary of State on September 24, 2016.

Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)
  • Assembly Bill ABx2 15 titled "End of Life Option Act" was signed into law on October 5, 2015. The Bill authorizes "an adult who meets certain qualifications, and who has been determined by his or her attending physician to be suffering from a terminal disease, as defined, to make a request for a drug prescribed pursuant to these provisions for the purpose of ending his or her life." [Text of full Bill]

Organ Donation Registries
California Organ Donation registry official link.

POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form
Download the POLST form for California residents.

Probate Laws For California

Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate
  • California has no estate tax or inheritance tax