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.

Trust Administration

At the Hawaii Estate Law Group, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle the administration of even the largest and most complicated estates. We provide efficient and cost-effective trust and probate administration services, as well as experienced representation in conservatorship matters.

In addition to providing representation and assistance with post-mortem trust administration after the death of a trustor, we also provide assistance with trust administration during the lifetime of the trustor.

We advise our clients regarding any issue arising during the administration of a trust, including:

  • The duties, powers, and standards of a trustee
  • Trustee accounting and recordkeeping
  • Investing and managing trust assets
  • Modification, revocation, or termination of a trust
  • Resignation or removal of a trustee
  • Creditor’s rights against the trust or beneficiaries
  • Arranging appraisals and business valuations
  • Use of disclaimers and other post-death estate and income savings techniques
  • Subtrust funding
  • Trustee compensation and attorneys’ fees
  • Trust litigation

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.