Hawaii Last Will and Testament Template

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Updated September 06, 2022

A Hawaii last will and testament is an estate-planning document that allows an individual, known as the “testator,” to leave detailed instructions on how their personal and real property, fiduciary accounts, and even digital property will be distributed upon their death. By drafting a will, a testator can designate the individuals who will inherit a portion, sometimes all, of the estate; the beneficiaries of the testator’s estate are typically spouses, children, blood relatives, and even charitable organizations. This document will require two (2) witness signatories, and both witnesses must be present when the testator signs and executes the document. A testator may have their will document notarized to add an extra layer of legal protection.

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Laws

Signing Requirements

Signed by at least two (2) Witnesses. (HI Section 560:2-502)

State Definition

Will” includes codicil and any testamentary instrument that merely appoints an executor, revokes or revises another will, nominates a guardian, or expressly excludes or limits the right of an individual or class to succeed to property of the decedent passing by intestate succession.

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