Probate Lawyers in Kealakekua, Kona, and Kamulea (Waimea) | Olson & Sons - Attorneys
Probate is a process wherein a person's estate, i.e. property, is distributed after the person's death. If a person has a Will, the probate court will determine whether said Will is valid. Generally, a Will has no legal effect until and unless such has gone through the probate process.
If a person dies intestate, i.e. without a Will, the Court will distribute the estate by the laws of intestate succession.
In Hawaii there are two methods of probating a Will, formal and informal. There are specific limitations for each, and you should consult an attorney for the most appropriate method of probating an estate.
At Olson & Sons, we can help you with probating a loved one's estate in Kealakekua, Kona, and Kamuela (Waimea). We handle informal and formal probate in both noncontested and contested matters.
Generally, probate can be avoided if a person conveys the person's property into a Trust
before the person's death.
Please contact us for an appointment in Kealakekua, Kona, and Kaumuela (Waimea).
*Nothing herein constitutes legal advice, you should seek an attorney before you take any action, nor does anything herein create an attorney client relationship.