Hawaii Last Will & Testament Information
Wills in Hawaii allow the testator an opportunity to ensure their spouse, children, and other loved ones, are taken care of upon death. Hawaiian law allows you to leave property or gifts to charitable organizations.
A Hawaii Last Will & Testament includes the following requirements:
- The testator must be eighteen years old or older.
- They must also be of ‘sound mind’.
- The Will must be signed by the testator or by someone else in their name (provided it is done under the testator’s direction and in their presence).
- The signing of the Will requires at least two witnesses in order to make it valid.
- Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format.
- A Hawaii resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.
Hawaii recognises handwritten (holographic) wills as long as they are put together in accordance with Hawaii law, in the testator’s handwriting and done by a person over the age of 18 who is of sound mind. A handwritten will does not have to be witnessed in order to be valid in Hawaii.
Click here if you have any questions about creating a last will in Hawaii.