A closer look at quiet title process

Hawaii’s history is filled with examples of families who have had to deal with the issue of fragmented title as ancestors pass away without leaving wills identifying who will inherit the lands left as their legacy. I am one such ancestor who inherited land at Pila‘a that I have worked with my immediate family to maintain and pay property taxes on over the course of four decades. There has been recent misinformation in the news about my intentions to secure this land in order to pass it along to my family, so I wanted to correct the record and share my story with the community.