Hawaii Estate Planning, Probate, Business and Real Estate Law
When you need legal advice, it is important to work with a lawyer who has a strong understanding of the law, a caring and compassionate nature, and an ability to explain the law in a straightforward and practical way.
I am Hilo attorney Peter K. Kubota. I have more than 20 years of experience representing individuals and families in estate planning, wills, trusts, business law and real estate matters. Contact me online or call 808-935-2422 to schedule an appointment at my office in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Practical and Friendly Legal Advice
Estate planning is a very personal subject. To plan your estate, you will need to talk with an attorney about everything you own and everyone you love. You will need to think about what is important to you, who you trust, and your philosophy in raising children with respect to end-of-life issues.
- Whom do you want to receive your property? If you don't decide, the state has a set formula for whom to give your assets to. However, it may not be the people you want to have it, and they may not be prepared to handle a significant amount of property all at once.
- Who would you want to make personal, medical and financial decisions for you if you are incapacitated? The person who is appointed by a court may not be the one you would want to make those decisions. By signing a will or trust, you can choose the person or persons you trust to take care of these decisions for you.
- What steps would you want taken to preserve your life if you are in a vegetative state with no hope of recovery? If you don't express your wishes in a legal document, a court may need to decide for you.
Working with a reputable local attorney to draft your will, trust, power of attorney and advance health care directive can save your family unnecessary stress, disputes and costs at the time of disability or death. Talk to me about your options in ensuring your wishes are carried about by establishing a will, trust, power of attorney, health care directive or other estate-planning documents.
To Schedule a Consultation
To schedule your initial consultation with a trusted Hilo estate planning attorney, contact me online or call my firm at 808-935-2422.