Shimada Estate Planning serves its community by practicing the following areas of law:
Everyone has the right to take control of their property while they are alive, take care of themselves and their loved ones if they become incapacitated, and give what they have to whom they want, when they want, and how they want.
We offer two estate planning packages, one which is will-based, and another that is trust-based. Both of these packages include:
Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney
This document provides an agent of your choosing with authority to handle your financial affairs (such as banking, paying the bills, etc.). This document can be used in the event that you are unable or unwilling to oversee your finances, for whatever reason.
Authorization for Release of your Protected Health Information (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, “HIPAA”)
This document ensures that the Agents you designate on this document will be able to communicate with the hospitals/doctors in case of emergency. This authorization allows the persons on the document (if they are not already legally allowed to do so) to be informed of your healthcare information when otherwise he/she would not be allowed to.
Advance Health Care Directive (Serves as both Living Will and Health Care Directive)
This document allows your designated agent to make medical decisions on your behalf in accordance with your “end-of-life” decisions, including whether or not to prolong life, which are clearly stated in this document.
Declaration of your last remains
This document includes instructions on procedures upon your passing including what will be done with your remains, how they are disposed, and ceremonial requests, if any. During a period of stressful times in the event of your death, your loved ones are often not able to think clearly, but some decisions must be made within hours of death. Any help you can provide will be most appreciated by your loved ones.
Whether you have a will or no-will, an estate must be administered by the courts for legal verification upon the estate holder’s death. This service ensures that from start to finish, an estate is properly transferred in an organized manner. Legally, the tasks associated with this responsibility must take place in a specific sequence, and includes the overseeing of procedures associated with the deceased and the distribution of the estate itself.
75-170 Hualalai Road, Ste. C-209, Kailua Kona, HI 96740
P.O. Box 4482 Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Tel: 808.326.2228 Fax: 808.326.2383 Email: Jen@ShimadaEP.com