My Dad re-married and moved to Hawaii with his new wife. He recently passed away and we found out a new will had been created with a trust about 2 months before he died. His new wife is the sole executor of the trust. She is also the only signed witness on the will. Can she be a witness on the will if the she is the sole beneficiary in Hawaii?
To answer your question, the fact that a witness to a will is also a beneficiary does not necessarily invalidate the will. (See Hawaii Code 560: 2-505(b).)
That said, there appears to be two types of valid wills in Hawaii: (a) a formal will that is executed before TWO witnesses with the requisite formalities; or (b) a holographic will signed by the testator with the material provisions in the testator's handwriting (which does not require a witness). (See Hawaii Code 560: 2-502.) Generally speaking, a probate court will not admit a will to probate that is invalid on its face.
It is very important that you obtain a copy of the will and review it with a probate specialist in Hawaii (preferably on the island where your father lived). The laws differ from state to state with respect to remedies you have, and there are a number of other facts that will be relevant that you probably should not discuss on a forum like this.
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