A package containing an advance directive in Hawaii also includes a form for designating a health care proxy. The Hawaii Living Will is a part of this packet.

Important Information: In order for your HI Advance Directive to be considered genuine, your signature must either be notarized or it must have the signatures of two witnesses.
Hawaii Advance Directive Form
Other resources for Hawaii:

Death Certificates

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

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

Organ Donation Registries
Hawaii Organ Donation registry official link.

POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form
Download the POLST form for Hawaii residents.

Probate Laws

Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate
  • The top estate tax rate is 16 percent (exemption threshold: $5.49 million)