syn·er·gy / ˈsinərjē

*the result is greater than the sum of its parts*

A sole practitioner or small law office that specializes in estate planning or trust law may not always be able or willing to handle the variety of issues that may arise for a particular client. Matters involving complex estate plans, trust and probate administration or litigation, conservatorship and guardianship administration, family owned businesses and real property can all arise very quickly but not all offices are ready to handle such variety.

The Hawaii Estate Law Group, a network of independent law offices, was formed to collectively, through its members, cover a wide array of trust and related practice areas. When working with any member of the Group, clients can rest easy knowing that, should a problem beyond the norm arise, reinforcements are a quick phone call away.

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Estate Planning

The Hawaii Estate Law Group prepares individually tailored estate planning documents designed to achieve our clients’ goals while minimizing or eliminating potential transfer taxes and simplifying the estate administration process.

Our areas of representation include:

  • Revocable Living Trusts – The Hawaii Estate Law Group prepares living trusts and assist our clients in properly funding their trust with their assets. We prepare deeds and the accompanying documents required to transfer our clients’ interests in real property into the name of their trust. We also provide specific instructions for funding the trust with assets other than real property. We carefully coordinate beneficiary designations to assets such as retirement benefit plans and life insurance to ensure our clients’ intentions are fully carried out. We also offer trust administration services following the death of a trustor.
  • Wills – We prepare simple wills for clients, as well as pour-over wills, which are wills designed to work in unison with a living trust. We also prepare wills with guardianship provisions for our clients’ minor children.
  • Durable Financial Powers of Attorney – We prepare durable financial powers of attorney designating a person or persons to manage the financial affairs of a client in the event they become incapacitated.
  • Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living Wills – We prepare advance health care directives allowing clients to designate a person or persons to make medical decisions on their behalf in the event they are unable to express their wishes with regard to health care, life support, and other important medical and end-of-life considerations.

The Hawaii Estate Law Group offers high level legal representation together with the individualized attention, responsiveness and value that only a network of independent law offices can provide. For further information, please contact us.

The Hawaii Estate Law Group, a network of independent law offices, was formed to collectively, through its members, cover a wide array of trust and related practice areas. When working with any member of the Group, clients can rest easy knowing that, should a problem beyond the norm arise, reinforcements are a quick phone call away.