answered on May 3, 2023
File a lawsuit to quiet title by adverse possession against the person with legal title based on what is recorded and against anyone else claiming an interest or lien to the property.
Give your attorney documents, photographs, and the names of witnesses that can show you have in fact been... Read more »
investigation found zero fireworks or any known combustible items near reported start of fire location.fire investigator’s/landlords insurance determined cause unknown. First week moving in home, off and on we would smell burning wood but didn’t see smoke, (ironically the location witnesses... Read more »
answered on Oct 8, 2022
A Hawaii attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your question straddles several categories and I can only speak for the Personal Injury aspect of your question, not the L-T issues. When you mention "unscathed," it sounds like you might be referring to... Read more »
My wife owned a piece of property and she passed away. A cousin has come forward and is claiming the property was sold to them in the early 2000’s the deed has a notary stamp, But isn’t recorded anywhere legally. I’m worried if I don’t agree to the demands presented to me I will be sued... Read more »
answered on Sep 13, 2022
Hire a competent HI attorney now to search your Title. You will probably have to sue the cousin to Quiet Title, as he may have blown an SOL. Payment of Taxes may be very significant here. Unrecorded Deeds are effective only amongst the named Parties. He will probably record it now and may... Read more »
My question is , can either one of them justmove back in and essentially push us out especially since my fiancé has been the sole person upkeeping the home from repairs to utilities excluding land taxes that his father refused to let him pay. Secondly, does the father have “more say” or... Read more »
answered on Jul 15, 2022
Hi, I am sorry you’re experiencing this difficulty. Usually ownership to a piece of real property in Hawaii would be vested in the person or persons listed on the deed to property. One way a person could attain ownership is by adverse possession but more facts would be needed to determine... Read more »
am the other tenant with rights of survivorship.They informed me that I must have a lawyer do this for me. If this is true,what would be the costs? I live in Alaska.
answered on Jun 26, 2022
If it is just Bureau of Conveyances then I can prepare and file this for about an hour’s worth of time plus filing fee. If it is Land Court then it is much more complicated. You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on my hourly rate.
My fiancée has been in the home for no less than 23 years after his parents divorced and went their separate ways leaving the home to him. He has been the sole person taking care of the home from, repairs, remodeling etc. excluding land taxes. There is no mortgage as the home has been paid off.... Read more »
answered on Jul 15, 2022
I suggest your fiancé contact an attorney asap to determine if he has a claim for adverse possession as there may be a statute of limitations that could bar the claim if not asserted in time.
answered on Mar 23, 2022
Interesting question! While there are no reported appellate decisions directly on point, there are appellate opinions that speak to use and/or alteration of common elements and/or limited common elements in a condominium regime. For example, take a look at AOAO v. Bowers, 125 Hawai'i 242 (ICA... Read more »
Hawaii State Statutes 514B
answered on Feb 12, 2022
In order to answer this accurately, it would be best to review the by-laws, along with the agenda for the meeting to determine what, if anything, was being voted on and to determine when a proxy may be properly used.
Contacted by rep. Says needs to go over disclosure to speed up transfer of funds. Downpayment
answered on Feb 12, 2022
Aloha, if your rescission was submitted in a timely manner, that effectively ends your contractual obligation with the seller. Assuming this is so, I am uncertain why they would require you to go over disclosures. Feel free to reach out to me should you need further assistance.
The case recently got dismissed due to statute of limitations, is this a good thing? Is it okay for her to not pay anything while the case was ongoing? Is she off the hook now since the case got dismissed?
answered on Feb 25, 2021
To determine your aunt's situation she needs to at least consult with an experienced HI mortgage foreclosure defense attorney to evaluate the situation. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE! YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY WHO IS LICENSED IN YOUR STATE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. This is merely suggestions for... Read more »
She left him a year after they purchased the house. She moved off island. She has never paid the mortgage or anything. He and I have been together for 8 years now, living in the house. He and I have a child together and are married. If anything were to happen to him or me, we want to make sure our... Read more »
answered on Jan 2, 2021
If you can’t get her to agree to some kind of voluntary settlement then you will need to bring a quiet title lawsuit against her.
How do we get authority to sell and do we need to go through probate if there is not a will in place?
answered on Dec 11, 2020
A Hawaii attorney could best advise, but your post remains open for four weeks. You may want to repost this and add the categories Probate and Estate Planning. There's no guarantee that every question is picked up, but you could have better chances of a response with those additional... Read more »
My name is Carol im from the Philippines I am a US citizen as my dad had petitioned me to come to Hawaii before he had died. During his last days he said that he was in the US army and he had bought and paid for a home for my mom and me on the island of Hawaii. He told me to come and claim the home... Read more »
answered on Oct 10, 2020
Check for a Probate Action in both the County where he died and where the property lies. If no Probated Will then the Heirs At Law own the property, which should include you. You probably need an attorney to establish your title, and a Partition Sale may be necessary.
I also had requested a mold test which was denied and asked for mold remediation of the shower which took months. I’ve suffered now from sinus issues, allergies, esophagitis and had to pay to an ent out of pocket and am worried about all of the toxic spores we’ve now been exposed to. How do I... Read more »
answered on Nov 10, 2019
In terms of the personal injury aspect of your question, you'll have to see if you could arrange a free initial consult with a Hawaii personal injury attorney who could review your records and what information is available on the mold. The problem with these types of cases is that establishing... Read more »
Sibling was executor of our mothers' estate and moved his family in immediately after she died. I never received a deed. I lived out of state with my husband at the time. There is no tenants agreement. Sibling unable to buy me out at that time. I did not ask for compensation for him and his... Read more »
answered on Nov 5, 2019
If you did not sign the note for the current debt, then you are not personally liable on it. If you did not sign the mortgage that secures the current debt, then your share of the property is not liable for the current debt either.
If your sibling insists that you pay for half of the... Read more »
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.
answered on Aug 24, 2019
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.
I've been living in the residence for 9 mo and the owner has decided to sell. I have 3 months left on my contract and the owner all ready has 3 private viewings and an open house planned this week. In addition, the real estate agent hired by the homeowner plans on having an open house every... Read more »
answered on Jul 8, 2019
Reading between the lines of this question it appears clear that you were told upfront that the owner was going to sell the house they rented to you--because your lease has a clause in it that specifically authorizes the owner to show the place to prospective buyers. Turning to the several... Read more »
answered on Jun 20, 2019
You have stated no operative facts and asked four very different questions--all of which collectively might require a lawyer several hours to figure out and try to respond. No thanks.
answered on Jun 7, 2019
I would not try to do that unless you are a lawyer or otherwise have financial services credentials or debt collection credentials issued by Hawaii.
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?
answered on Mar 14, 2019
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... Read more »
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