Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Hawaii

Q: Is it valid for parents to donate their only property ie house and lot to only 1 child excluding other children?

The parents have property in another country. It is the only property in their name and they donated it to 1 child excluded the others. Is this valid in Hawaii laws?

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Robin R. Gregory
Robin R. Gregory
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Licensed in Hawaii

A: If the real property is in another country, the real property is probably governed by the laws of that country. Owners of property can generally give or sell real property to anyone they want. If it is a case of a child using "undue influence" to "force" parents to give property, that is another matter. Still, the laws of the country where the property is situated, likely govern.

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