Estate Planning

Simple Estate Planning

Individuals looking to have simple estate planning documents drafted including: wills, power of attorneys, and advanced health care directives will fill out an estate planning questionnaire and meet with a volunteer attorney at a Neighborhood Legal Clinic for legal advice and counsel. The clinic attorney will determine what type of referral is appropriate on a case by case basis. Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii will make every effort to ensure that estate planning documents are drafted for qualified individuals.

Other Estate Planning Issues

Qualifying individuals needing assistance with legal issues including: guardianships for incapacitated adults, trusts and probate issues will meet with a volunteer attorney at a Neighborhood Legal Clinic for legal advice and counsel. The Clinic attorney will determine whether the case is appropriate for referral for additional pro bono assistance.

Additional Self Help Resources

Hoohiki. Hoohiki is an electronic database maintained by the State Judiciary that gives the public access to civil case information filed in the Circuit and Family Courts and certain civil cases of the District Courts. To track the status of your case click here.

Court Self Help Centers. If you have a court deadline tomorrow, Volunteer Legal may not be able to assist you in time. If you are in this situation please go to one of the Self Help Centers located at courthouses across the state. For more information about Self Help Centers, including hours and locations state wide click here. This free tool put together by the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, has valuable brochures and interactive court forms available to everyone, regardless of income, for civil legal issues including a variety of estate planning topics.

Court Forms. The court website has helpful forms and instructions available online for pro se litigants. Click here to see the court forms available in your district.

Hawaii Legal Services Portal. Locate additional legal resources and organizations that may be able to assist you by answering a few questions about yourself and your legal issue. To access the Hawaii Legal Services Portal click here.


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Monday - Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Except for Holidays and Staff Training Days)

Walk-in Intake (Oahu):
Monday - Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. (Except for Holidays and Staff Training Days)


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545 Queen Street, Suite 100,
Honolulu, HI 96813