Hawaii Estate Planning Attorneys Offer Free Assessments

Honolulu, HI-based Okura & Associates is pleased to announce that they are now offering free assessments to those who require estate planning services. The law firm specializes in estate planning, elder law, asset protection and probate.

Okura & Associates has been voted the Best Law Office on the island on six separate occasions (in the Reader’s Choice poll of Hawaii’s largest daily newspaper). They were able to achieve this accolade by pursuing their vision of providing a peaceful, safe and harmonious transition through all stages of life for every family in Hawaii. Okura & Associates aims to make the delivery of innovative and effective estate planning services a simple and easy process that is accessible to all in need. This means that their clients can rest assured in the knowledge that their families and assets will be safe and secure even after their passing.

As noted on their website, the firm approaches estate planning in a personalized manner, taking every measure possible to explore and understand each of their clients’ unique circumstances. They make a distinct and sincere effort to learn about their personal concerns, health, family relationships, investment habits, assets and so on. This allows the team at Okura & Associates to come up with targeted recommendations that use different kinds of trusts and estate planning tools that are best suited for their clients’ individual needs.

These estate planning services serve to protect their clients’ assets from estate and gift taxes, conservatorship, probate, nursing home costs, lawsuits, creditors and even losses that occur after inheritance. They achieve this through various means, and their strategies evolve depending on the situation at hand.

For instance, Okura & Associates uses several tools to protect their clients' estates. They use revocable trusts as well as a variety of irrevocable trusts to avoid probate, minimize estate and income taxes, and protect assets from creditors and nursing home costs. Okura & Associates may also use more sophisticated techniques to protect the assets of clients who run the risk of experiencing estate tax problems in the future. Some of the techniques they utilize may include forming family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, charitable trusts, gifting of assets, irrevocable trusts, and making use of valuation discounts.

The firm’s assistance has proven valuable to many clients, as has been made evident through the glowing testimonials shared of the firm online. Denise Miyahira says in their 5-Star Google review, “My family and I were panicked about what to do with my uncle. I did not understand the Medicaid system, and no one could explain to me what was going on and how to deal with it. I asked Victoria to take a look at the letters, emails and documentation, and she immediately told me what the plan would be and how we could proceed. I had many sleepless nights trying to figure things out on my own, and once Victoria and Chanelle took over, I was extremely relieved they were on my side.”

The review goes on to explain, “Once they were able to reestablish him into Medicaid, my family was so grateful because we knew there was no way we could have done any of this ourselves. We needed professionals who were experienced and could guide us through the process. Our faith was in Victoria and Chanelle, and they were amazing. I will always recommend them to anyone who needs legal advice and support. We are eternally grateful for all their help!”

N. Uehara Garcia, another client, says, “We will be forever grateful to Okura & Associates for helping our family! They have truly been a blessing, and words cannot describe how much we appreciate all their guidance and support. Navigating through all the legal aspects of estate planning and Medicaid law was very daunting. Okura & Associates were our saviors, and they were with us every step of the way. They were always available to answer our questions and explained everything thoroughly in an easy to understand way. We never felt pressured and always felt that they had our best interest at heart. Because of their knowledge and experience, we achieved a positive outcome with our Medicaid application in only a few months. We highly recommend Okura & Associates!”

Those interested in Okura & Associates’ services can request a free assessment and learn more about the legal office by visiting their website: https://okuralaw.com.


For more information about Okura & Associates, contact the company here:

Okura & Associates
Ethan Okura
Interstate Building, Suite 760
1314 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96814-1980