You might think estate planning is reserved only for the wealthy who want to pass their assets to their family at death and minimize estate taxes. Estate planning is actually for anyone interested in protecting their hard-earned assets and preserving their family legacy and relationships. We have found that “wealth” is a relative term—whether a client has $50K or $50M, they care about keeping and protecting it, whatever dollar amount that happens to be.

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We assist clients in planning for covering long-term care costs for a loved one. Many of our clients have found that the high costs of a care home in Hawaii was more than they could afford. We work as a team to help our clients with their planning to preserve eligibility for Medicaid benefits that could help pay for long-term care costs. We have extensive experience representing individuals who need assistance with Medicaid applications, nursing home placement and other elder law issues. Contact us to learn more about elder law, Medicaid planning, and nursing homes options in Hawaii.

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When a loved one passes away owning real property or significant personal property in their name only, a Hawaii probate proceeding may have to be initiated before the beneficiaries take their inheritance and the estate is settled.

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Many of our estate planning clients are also successful entrepreneurs, business owners or partners or members of existing businesses. We offer a broad range of business-related services anywhere from advising a new start-up group on the choice of entity structure to drafting corporate documents for the sale or termination of a business.

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We Focus Exclusively on Building Financial Security &
Protecting Family Legacies.

Based in Honolulu, Hawaii and founded in 2010, Macanas Estate & Elder Law serves all Hawaiian Islands, delivering transactional work relative to Hawaii trusts and estates, wealth transfer planning, Medicaid, taxation, asset protection, business and real estate. Our attorneys are dedicated to counseling others in an innovative, prompt and compassionate manner with a high degree of sophistication and personal service. Read more

Meet Your New Hawaii Legal Team

What makes Macanas Law special and unique? We believe in taking the time to create life-long relationships. We serve and treat our clients like our own family and are there for them through as they advance in the later stages of their lives. We consider the trust we build with our clients is the key to our success in delivering the highest caliber of legal services. When you work with us, you will understand our planning team is genuinely committed to you and your family!

Our estate planning lawyers and other professionals are here to provide quality legal services in a timely and responsive manner. Each member of our team has been professionally trained and formally educated to ensure competency and unparalleled service. When you retain our law firm, your legal matter will be assigned to a case manager and an attorney to ensure productive and prompt services.

Your Hawaii estate planning and elder law legal team is responsible for all legal aspects of planning including Hawaii Wills, Advanced Health Care Directives, Power of Attorneys, personal care plans, Revocable Trusts, Asset Protection Planning, Probate/Trust Administration, Business Services Planning, Advanced Estate & Tax Planning, Medicaid Qualification, and Special Needs Planning.

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Jarrett P. Macanas

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Tiffany Macanas

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Control Your Assets with a Revocable Living Trust

Estate planning is when we set up a plan that protects you, your loved ones and all of your material "stuff" (all of your assets) in the event something bad happens to you. That could be a lawsuit, mental incapacity, or even death. As we age, we accumulate more and...

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