How do I avoid probate? The dreaded probate...Although it really isn't that bad in most cases, probate is a court process that takes time and money which can be avoided. Option 1: Transfer on Death Deed. This is a deed that identifies who will receive ownership of the property when the current owner passes away. It is entirely revocable and can be changed at any time. When the current owner passes away, the transfer is automatic (although there are some steps needed to update
How do remote notarizations work? Although not required, we recommend signing your documents using a remote, online notary service like Notarize.com. This ensures the fastest and most efficient processing of your documents. When you use Notarize.com, you'll: 1. Upload the documents we email to you and take a picture of your ID.
2. Answer a few security questions.
3. Sign the documents electronically during a short video call with the notary public After that, you'll get an em
How do I transfer property after an owner has passed away? There are a few options, depending on how the title was held. The following are some common examples: 1. Your spouse passed away. We can help you prepare and record an affidavit or petition to note the death and automatically transfer the interests of a deceased joint tenant. 2. You are supposed to inherit a property and the owner has passed away. If you are the beneficiary of this property because the deceased owner
What's the difference between a deed and a title? A deed is an instrument used to convey an interest in real property. A title is the ownership of property. For real estate, title is evidenced by a deed, judgment of distribution from an estate or other appropriate document recorded in the public records of the county. We help people transfer, change, correct, or update their property TITLE by drafting and recording DEEDS!
Conveyance Tax Exemptions There are two types of taxes that apply to real estate transactions: Conveyance Tax and Income Tax. In this post, we'll focus on the most common exemptions to Conveyance Tax. Hawaii Revised Statutes § 247-3 provides a long list of exemptions: (1) Any document or instrument that is executed prior to January 1, 1967; (2) Any document or instrument that is given to secure a debt or obligation; (3) Any document or instrument that only confirms or correct
Canadians love Hawaii and we love them too! Many of our Canadian clients are from British Columbia or Alberta and they reach out when they are planning their estates. So we help them transfer their Hawaii property either (a) into a newly-formed trust, (b) to their children, or (c) proactively with a transfer on death deed. While Canadians do a lot things well, one thing that frustrates me is that the country has not signed onto the Hague Convention of 1961. My personal missio
#StandardDocumentService #WeMakeItEasy HawaiiDeed's process makes transferring or updating your property title quick and easy. Our 100% paperless process means that we can draft, collect signatures, and record a new deed all in the same day. Of course, that requires a lot of coordination, but it has been done and we're happy to work with our clients to meet their needs. Figuring out what is necessary to transfer your Hawaii property title starts with determining which system
The executor at administrator of an estate that is being probated outside of Hawaii has to obtain the legal authority to exercise control over real estate in Hawaii. There are a few ways to to do, but the most common is an ancillary proceeding. This is a second probate proceeding, but it isn’t as costly or as time-consuming as the first one because it piggy-backs off of the first one. With an ancillary probate in Hawaii, we are seeking to obtain the local court’s recognition