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ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura Spring is in the air! So what does that mean? It means it’s time to do your spring cleaning — time to get rid of all the junk that you’ve accumulated over the past year, deep-clean the house and freshen it up. It also means that it’s time....
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Estate Planning – Asset Protection And Fraudulent Transfers

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura As you probably know, the United States is one of the most litigious countries in the world, with more people suing each other than almost anywhere else in the world. There is one lawyer for every 252 citizens in the U.S., as compared to only one lawyer for....
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Estate Planning Insights – Estate Planning Updated for 2017

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura Happy New Year! Here is the 2017 update of important numbers used in estate and Medicaid planning in Hawai‘i. • How much money and property can a person have at death without having to pay estate taxes? At the end of 2012, Congress passed a law making the....
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Estate Planning Insights – Controlling Your Assets From The Grave

Carroll D. Dortch Guest Columnist, Okura & Associates One of the best ways to protect the assets that you give to your children is by using a generation-skipping, transfer tax-exempt trust. These are often referred to...

How To Own Real Estate

Here is a question that comes up frequently in estate planning: How should I own my real property (or real estate)? Last July, I wrote a column addressing this topic. It covered the process for...

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