Honolulu, HI asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law and Probate for Hawaii

Q: my great great uncles deceased, owned some land on the north shore of Oahu. Where and how can I show documents.

I have information birth death marriage certificates to prove proper identity. Is it legal without documents for someone else to sell, own or divide land or even lease it without title.

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Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: Yes. As a matter of fact I have a bridge in New York City I would like to sell you.

On a more serious note, you need to find a Hawaii probate attorney to help you probate your uncle’s estate.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN

A: Initially you need to perform a title search. Then also check the tax records, like who was on the Tax Rolls for the last several years. You can lose real property through neglect. You need to hire a competent attorney to look into it.

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