If you’re making an estate plan in Hawaii, start here. Learn how to make a will, trust, and power of attorney (POA) that are valid in your state, or get more information about estate planning and funeral laws specific to Hawaii.
A will can help you protect your family and your property.
Learn how to make a living trust in Hawaii.
Intestate Succession in Hawaii
If you die without a will in Hawaii, your assets will go to your closest relatives under state intestate succession; laws.
Hawaii Restrictions on Who Can Serve as Executor
Learn the rules about who can be your personal representative in Hawaii.
If you leave behind more than $5.49 million, your estate might owe Hawaii estate tax.
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A durable POA allows someone to help you with your financial matters if you ever become incapacitated—here's how to make one in Hawaii.
Hawaii's Our Care, Our Choice Act
A new death with dignity law allows terminally ill patients to request aid in dying under certain conditions.
Probate court proceedings (during which a deceased person's assets are transferred to the people who inherit them) can be long, costly, and confusing.
Hawaii offers some probate shortcuts for "small estates." These procedures make it easier for survivors to transfer property left by a person who has died.
Burial & Cremation Laws in Hawaii
Here are some answers to common questions about post-death matters in Hawaii.
Learn the rules that govern home funerals in Hawaii.