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Estate planning lawyer serving clients in Japan and Hawaii

Estate planning is not something that people like to think about, but there are many families who wished their loved ones had thought about it. Family members can experience legal and other types of problems when someone dies without an estate plan in place. At Hongo Law Office, LLLC, we know it’s never too early to start thinking about the future.

Attorney Yuka Hongo guides clients through the process every step of the way to help them create an estate plan that meets their needs. She can review your financial situation, discuss your wishes for how you want your assets distributed, and answer any questions you have. She also guides families through the probate process after the loss of a loved one.

Helping you plan for your family’s future

Many of our clients are Japanese residents who own property and other assets in Hawaii. Estate law is different in the United States, and an American lawyer is needed to arrange for the distribution of U.S. assets. Attorney Hongo helps clients bridge the language and cultural barriers that they may face with estate planning issues.

Born in Japan, attorney Hongo was raised in the United States in a bilingual household. She is a graduation of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and has lived and worked in both countries. She uses her knowledge of estate law, bilingual skills and understanding of different cultures to help clients create appropriate and effective estate plans.

Attorney Hongo regularly receives referrals from banks, legal professionals and financial professionals in Japan and the United States. She is a licensed notary public in Hawaii and also an IRS CAA (Certifying Acceptance Agent) who can help clients obtain an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number).

Schedule an appointment at our Honolulu office

Our firm helps clients with matters involving:

Estate planning – Attorney Hongo works with you to create a plan for distributing your assets when you are gone.

Trusts – We can help you set up trusts for the distribution of assets including real estate, bank accounts and other property.

Power of attorney – Our firm helps clients prepare for a time when they may not be able to make decisions for themselves.

Probate – Attorney Hongo can guide families through the probate process after the loss of a love one, whether there is a will or not.

Captive insurance – We can also help businesses manage risk by setting up a subsidiary insurance company in Hawaii.

There are many benefits to estate planning. An effective estate plan can make the process of distributing assets much easier and faster. It can help families avoid the probate process. It can also help avoid family arguments. Many of our clients have found that creating an estate plan gives them a sense of comfort and security.

Attorney Hongo is ready to meet with you at our Honolulu office to go over your situation, review your options and create an estate plan that meets your needs. She also meets with clients in Japan, which she typically visits twice a year. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at a time that is convenient for you.


From the North

Head south on Kalakaua Ave.
Our office is on the right.

From the South

Head north on Paki Ave.
Use any lane to turn slightly left onto Ala Wai Blvd.
Turn left onto Keoniana St.
Turn left onto Kalakaua Ave.
Our office is on the right.

From the East

Take I-H-1 W.
Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 25 B to merge onto Kapiolani Blvd.
Turn left onto McCully St.
Use any lane to turn left onto Ala Moana Blvd/Kalakaua Ave.
Our office is on the right.

From the West

Head east on Ala Moana Blvd.
Turn right onto Kalakaua Ave.
Our office is on the right.

Hongo Law Office, LLLC
2155 Kalakaua Ave #410
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 204-4700