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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Elder Law / Special Needs / Long-Term Care Planning

Elder Law, Special Needs and Long-Term Care Planning are unique disciplines within the field of Estate Planning. A detailed knowledge of gerontology, epidemiology and public health are fused with estate planning to enhance capacity, maximize independence and autonomy, and coordinate a variety of public benefits and private resources to provide individuals and their loved ones a greater quality of life. This type of planning can be important for individuals born with different abilities and those who acquire limitations accidentally or through the aging process. Comprehensive special needs and elder law services will typically include a variety of legal matters that may include:

  • Guardianship (and alternatives) for people of limited legal capacity
  • Conservatorship (and alternatives) for people who need assistance
  • Managing finances
  • Transition planning (e.g. from special education into work, from home to protected living arrangements, from community to nursing homes and Hospice)
  • Long-term care planning
  • Structuring personal injury settlements for parties with permanent injuries
  • Divorce situations for families with special needs
  • Public Benefit coordination, eligibility, and maintenance (including Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and SSI)
  • Special Needs Trusts

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.