Trust & Estate Litigation

Trust & Estate Litigation

Our experienced attorneys handle complex trust and estate cases, including:

  • Transfer taxation issues
  • Probate and trust litigation
  • Trust administration
  • Estate planning
  • Contested conservatorships and guardianships
  • Business and real property disputes

Estate and trust litigation may include disputes involving the validity of a will, trust or other estate-planning document. We also defend or litigate against beneficiaries, trustees and others in cases related to breach of fiduciary duty, self-dealing, attacks on the validity of estate-planning documents, the interpretation of wills and trusts, creditors’ claims and other disputes.

Our attorneys represent clients in both state and federal courts in the State of Hawaii and, in special circumstances, other states on the mainland. We’ve successfully litigated many complex, high-profile cases involving some of Hawaii’s largest landholding trusts. We’re also one of the few law firms in Hawaii providing legal services to trust and estate clients on a contingency basis.

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Probate and Trust Litigation

We guide clients through the probate process to ensure proper administration of an estate. This process may be done informally or formally with court supervision.

Trust Administration

Our attorneys have significant experience in preparing periodic and final trust accountings, as well as assisting in the general trust recordkeeping. We’re also able to assist in other administrative tasks, such as assisting the trustee in making partial and final distribution of the trust’s assets to the beneficiaries and selling trust property.

Estate Planning

We help clients establish Revocable Living Trusts, wills, a Power of Attorney, an Advanced Health Care Directive.

Contested Conservatorships and Guardianships

Our attorneys advise on legal options for contesting conservatorships and guardianships, when there are disputes as to whom the conservator and guardian should be and the conditions in which they serve.

Conservatorships are one of the most litigated type of cases in Hawaii’s probate courts. As the population continues to age and often outlive their mental faculties, the need for representation in this area is rising.

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Why choose MacDonald Rudy?

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What trust and estate issues unique to Hawaii?

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Difference between Influence and undue Influence

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Should I team up with my siblings to litigate a case?

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What is elder financial abuse?

 

3:00

Why choose MacDonald Rudy?

2:54

What trust and estate issues unique to Hawaii?

2:49

Difference between Influence and undue Influence

1:44

Should I team up with my siblings to litigate a case?

3:36

What is elder financial abuse?

 

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