Estate Planning on Maui & Big Island
Trusts, Wills, Probate, Power of Attorney, Healthcare Directives
Most of us here on Maui and Hilo / Kona don’t give much thought to estate planning, at least not until we’re reminded of our mortality. But estate planning really is for everyone, because we all know a simple truth – life is unpredictable.
We have plans for our lives, for our family, for our children, and we work hard for a brighter future. We plan for our lives – all the time – and for exactly the same reasons, it is truly wise to also implement a sound estate plan.
A well-crafted trust, in combination with a compatible will, can provide peace of mind. On the other hand, an absent or faulty estate plan can lead to the loss of a lifetime of hard work, caused by things like an expensive probate process, conflict among loved ones fighting over the holdings of the deceased, or even worse, the government taking the family home because Medicaid paid for health care needs towards the end of life.
Part of a solid estate plan includes life planning, so that you retain control over your life, over decisions about you while you are still living, regardless of incapacity or inability to communicate your desires. With our legal counsel, we can help you prepare an Advance Health Care Directive, commonly known as a ‘living will”, and as needed, a Durable Power of Attorney, either for health care needs, for financial decisions, or for both, customized so as to ensure that your particular desires will be honored.
Attorney Damir Kouliev and affiliated civil counsel provide you with one-on-one counseling, and then prepare for you and implement the appropriate legal tools, to proactively plan ahead. We guide you to make important decisions ahead of time, avoiding stress and expense, for you and your loved ones, and for peace of mind.
In addition to personally meeting in the Wailuku area, remote services may be conveniently and affordably conducted via phone, video conferencing and email. Please send us a detailed email to Estates@808Attorney.com so we can get on the same page. Besides advocacy in the standard attorney-client role, we can also be hired to impartially mediate between two parties, whether in person or via video conferencing.
Our team understands the importance of your estate to you and your family, and we look forward to affordably providing you the guidance and know-how to prepare for the unexpected.