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Kona (Kailua) and Kamuela (Waimea) Trust Litigation Attorneys

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When a loved one passes away in Honolulu, Hawaii, or anywhere across the islands, their last will and estate plan are crucial in ensuring their wishes are carried out and their assets are distributed according to their intentions. The experienced attorneys at Olson & Sons assist clients in planning for asset transfer and designing appropriate plans.

Attorneys advise clients on trust administration and achieving personal goals while obtaining significant tax savings through proper planning. While trusts are often created to avoid probate and simplify the process, disputes can still arise, leading to complex and emotionally charged trust litigation. The experienced attorneys at Olson & Sons understand the nuances of Hawaii trust law and are dedicated to protecting the interests of our clients in these challenging situations.

Lawyers Representing People in Trust Disputes Across Hawaii

Due to the high costs and time associated with probate, many people set up trusts to protect their assets thinking that it will be safer and less expensive to administer than a will. While can always minimize potential risks and maximize your protection, disputes can still arise. Trust disputes can become emotionally charged, and as a result, be very difficult to resolve without litigation.

If you or your family is locked in a dispute involving a loved one’s trust, you should talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. The trust litigation attorneys at Olson & Sons, Attorneys at Law, have the experience you need to resolve the issue in a timely and cost-effective manner.

If you want to discuss how we can help you, call us today at 808-331-3113 for our Kona (Kailua) office or 808-885-8533 for our Kamuela (Waimea) office to talk with one of our trust litigation attorneys.


Handling Trust and Estate Litigation in Hawaii

Trust and estate litigation encompasses a wide range of legal issues that can arise after someone’s passing, including estate disputes. Whether it’s a dispute over the validity of a will, accusations of undue influence in the creation of an estate plan, or disagreements among beneficiaries about the distribution of assets, these conflicts can quickly escalate and become contentious.

Our law firm has extensive experience representing both trustees and beneficiaries in a variety of trust and estate litigation matters. We understand the intricacies of trust administration and the potential for disputes over trust property, real property, and other estate assets. Our goal is to resolve these disputes efficiently and effectively, minimizing the emotional and financial strain on our clients.

If you’re involved in a trust or estate dispute in Hawaii, don’t navigate the complex legal landscape alone. The trust litigation attorneys at Olson & Sons are here to assist you with probate and trust litigation.


Common Areas of Trust Litigation in Hawaii

Trust litigation can arise from a multitude of circumstances, often fueled by the complexities of family dynamics and the high stakes involved in estate administration. Some of the most frequent areas of dispute we encounter include:

  • Challenges to the Validity of a Trust: These disputes can arise due to allegations that the person creating the trust (the settlor) lacked the mental capacity to do so, or that they were subjected to undue influence or coercion.
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty by the Trustee: Trustees have a legal obligation to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries. If they fail to do so, either through negligence, mismanagement of assets, or self-dealing, beneficiaries can bring legal action.
  • Disputes Over Trust Interpretation and Distribution: Ambiguous language in a trust document can lead to disagreements about how assets should be distributed or managed. Additionally, beneficiaries may challenge the trustee’s decisions regarding distributions or investments.
  • Conflicts Among Beneficiaries: Disputes can arise when beneficiaries disagree about how the trust should be handled, or when they have conflicting interpretations of the trust’s terms.
  • Creditor Claims Against the Trust: Creditors may attempt to make claims against trust assets to satisfy debts owed by the settlor or beneficiaries.
  • Business Disputes Related to Family-Owned Assets: These disputes often involve complex real estate and business issues, including litigating some of the largest family trust disputes in the state.

Our attorneys are well-versed in all of these areas of trust litigation, and we have a proven track record of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients.


The Olson & Sons Approach to Trust Litigation

At Olson & Sons, we take a comprehensive and client-centered approach to trust litigation. We begin by carefully evaluating the facts of your case and thoroughly researching the relevant legal issues. We work closely with you to understand your goals and develop a strategy tailored to your specific needs.

Our team of experienced attorneys will guide you through every step of the litigation process, providing clear communication and compassionate support. We are committed to protecting your rights and interests and will fight tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

If you are involved in a trust dispute in Hawaii, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We will help you understand your options and develop a plan to resolve the matter efficiently and effectively.

With decades of experience, our Hawaii attorneys know how to resolve these issues as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.


Why Trust Litigation Requires an Experienced Hawaii Law Firm

Trust litigation is a complex and often emotionally charged area of law. Unlike other forms of civil litigation, trust disputes often involve family members and loved ones, which can heighten tensions and make reaching a resolution more difficult. Moreover, trust litigation often involves the interpretation of complex legal documents and the application of intricate laws that can vary significantly from state to state.

For these reasons, it is crucial to have an experienced Hawaii law firm on your side if you are involved in a trust dispute. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of Hawaii trust law and are well-versed in the nuances of trust administration. We are also skilled negotiators and litigators, and we will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and interests.

Choosing the right law firm can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. At Olson & Sons, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of legal representation. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your voice is heard and that your rights are protected.


Our Honolulu Roots and Commitment to Hawaii

Olson & Sons has deep roots in Honolulu, and we are proud to serve the community that has supported us for so many years. Our founding partner, James Olson, graduated from the Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii, and he has dedicated his career to helping individuals and families resolve their legal issues.

We are committed to providing our clients with personalized attention and exceptional legal service. We understand that every case is unique, and we take the time to get to know our clients and their individual needs.

We are also passionate about giving back to our community. We regularly participate in pro bono work and volunteer our time to local charities. We believe that everyone deserves access to quality legal representation, regardless of their financial means.

If you are facing a trust dispute in Hawaii, contact us today. We are here to help.


Olson & Sons: Your Trusted Partner in Trust Litigation

When you choose Olson & Sons, you can be confident that your case is in good hands. We have a proven track record of success in trust litigation, and litigators, and we are not afraid to take a case to trial if necessary. We also understand the importance of resolving disputes in a way that is fair and equitable to all parties involved.

We are committed to providing our clients with compassionate and supportive legal representation. We understand that trust disputes can be stressful and emotional, and we are here to help you through every step of the process.

If you are looking for a trusted and experienced law firm to handle your trust litigation matter, contact Olson & Sons today.


Resolving Trust Disputes: Mediation and Litigation

At Olson & Sons, we recognize that litigation is not always the best or most desirable approach to resolving trust disputes. We are committed to exploring all available avenues for resolution, including mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Mediation can be a particularly effective way to resolve trust disputes, as it allows the parties to work together to find a mutually agreeable solution outside of court. This can save time, money, and emotional stress, and it can also help to preserve family relationships.

However, if litigation becomes necessary, you can rest assured that our experienced attorneys are prepared to advocate for your rights in court. We have a proven track record of success in trust litigation, and we will fight tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you.


Comprehensive Services to Prevent Future Disputes

In addition to our trust litigation practice, Olson & Sons also offers comprehensive services. Our tools include the preparation of wills and trusts, which are foundational components of an estate plan. Understanding estate tax laws is crucial to minimize tax liabilities and achieve significant tax savings.

Our services include the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and healthcare directives. We can also advise you on strategies for minimizing estate taxes and protecting your assets for future generations.

By working with an experienced attorney, you can ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your loved ones are taken care of after you are gone.


Experience and Expertise You Can Trust

Olson & Sons has been practicing law in Hawaii for over three decades. Our attorneys have a proven track record of success in a wide range of legal matters, including trust litigation, and probate administration. We have represented clients in all of Hawaii’s probate courts and have argued cases before the Hawaii Supreme Court.

Our attorneys are graduates of top law schools, including the Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. We are active members of the Hawaii State Bar Association and other professional organizations, and we stay up-to-date on the latest developments in trust and estate law. In probate administration, our attorneys often serve as personal representatives, appointed by the court to oversee the probate of an estate, settle claims, disburse property, and act in a fiduciary capacity to administer the estate.

We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal representation. We understand that legal issues can be stressful and overwhelming, and we strive to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible.


Our Commitment to Client Service

At Olson & Sons, we believe that communication is key to a successful attorney-client relationship. We will keep you informed of all developments in your case and will always be available to answer your questions.

We understand that every client is different, and we tailor our approach to meet your individual needs. We will work with you to develop a strategy that aligns with your goals and objectives.

We are also committed to providing our clients with cost-effective legal representation. We offer flexible fee arrangements and will work with you to find a payment plan that fits your budget.


Your Peace of Mind is Our Priority

We understand that trust and estate matters can be emotionally charged and complex. Our goal is to help you through this difficult time and achieve a resolution that protects your interests and honors the wishes of your loved ones.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you with your legal needs.


Time is of the Essence

We understand that people are often unwilling to litigate matters that involve their family and other loved ones. However, the longer you wait to engage an attorney, the harder, and more acrimonious, it may be to undo the damage done. Wait too long, and you may not be able to bring any claim at all, regardless of good your argument is or how unfairly you have been treated.


Contact a Hawaii Trust Litigation Attorney Today

With decades of experience, the attorneys at Olson & Sons understand the issues and the dynamics involved in trust litigation. More importantly, we know how to get these disputes resolved. Call us at 808-331-3113 for our Kona (Kailua) office or 808-885-8533 for our Kamuela (Waimea) office to speak with one of our trust litigation attorneys today.