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State AG opposes Hawaiian princess’ amendment to trust

GF Default - Abigail Kawananakoa Foundation seeks to enter legal dispute over $200M fortune
GF Default - Abigail Kawananakoa Foundation seeks to enter legal dispute over $200M fortune
Published: Jan. 3, 2019 at 5:42 AM HST
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HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Attorney General is opposing a change that a 92-year-old Native Hawaiian princess has made to her trust to ensure her wife receives $40 million and all her personal property.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Attorney General Russell Suzuki argued in a court filing last week that Abigail Kawananakoa’s trust amendment is too complex and invalid based on a prior court ruling.

A judge ruled in September that Kawananakoa lacks mental capacity to manage her $215-million trust after she suffered a stroke.

Kawananakoa’s attorney Michael Lilly declined to comment, citing the judge’s ban on talking to the press.

A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 21.

Kawananakoa is considered a princess because she is a descendant of the family that ruled the islands before the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom.

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