Whether you’re planning for yourself or someone else, the resources below are vital when it comes to organizing and settling an estate in Hawaii.
Advance Directive Form
Order Death Certificates
Death Certificate instructions for Hawaii. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.
Digital Estate Planning Laws
Law: SB2298 Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
Description: This law authorizes a decedent’s personal representative or trustee to access and manage digital assets and electronic communications. [See the full Bill here]
Status: Effective July 1, 2016
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Digital Estate Planning Laws.
Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)
House Bill 2739 titled “Our Choice, Our Care Act” was signed into law in April, 2018, which gives "mentally capable, terminally ill people with six months or less to live -- the option to take prescription medication that enables them to die peacefully in their sleep."
Effective Date: January 1, 2019
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.
Organ Donation Registries
POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Probate Laws.
Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate
- Hawaii has a 10%-15.7% estate tax rate (exemption threshold: $5.49 million)
For estate and inheritance tax in other states see our complete list of state-by-state Estate And Inheritance Tax Rates.