Family/Land Trust Creation

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Ask NHLC: Kuleana Lands

I found records in OHA’s Kīpuka Database that my ancestor was awarded, and owned, kuleana lands. I am a direct descendant and want to reclaim ownership of these lands. What do I do next? By Liʻulā Kotaki, NHLC Staff Attorney Discovering our kūpuna’s connections to ʻāina in public records is exciting. These records can raise questions about who legally owns the parcel of land today. If you’re not sure, the next step is to research the chain of title – or complete history of ownership – since the land was awarded. The records that you found are likely a Land ...

October 25, 2023|Categories: Ask NHLC, Family/Land Trust Creation, Hawaiian Home Lands|Tags: |

Ask NHLC: Personal Representatives

My father passed away and my brother has been designated as personal representative for his estate. Does that mean he will get our family ʻāina? I had the power of attorney for our dad before he died. Am I supposed to be the personal representative? By Liʻulā Christensen, NHLC Senior Staff Attorney When a loved one passes away and the ʻohana is determining how to settle their loved one’s estate, often someone needs the legal authority to inventory, maintain, and distribute that person’s property and assets, called their estate, to those legally entitled to it, including heirs and creditors. For ...

August 14, 2023|Categories: Ask NHLC, Family/Land Trust Creation|Tags: |
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