Legal Love from Local Lawyer

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By Eileen M.S. Nims, Esq.

As a Trusts and Estates attorney who received my law degree from Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii, I have a law practice in Mililani and now on Molokai as well. I have fallen head over heels with Molokai and want to give love back to the island. I come here one week a month to paddle my kayak and be part of the local scene. I have been providing legal services to many of our families already and I am always happy to help with wills, trusts, deed transfers and even grandparents legal rights.

I am very familiar with Family Court and have worked in the Circuit Court criminal division. I served as a legislative attorney in the Hawaii State Senate and gives law clinics at Mililani High School. I additionally hold a Masters’ Degree in counseling and have worked in that capacity for many years. I believe in creating harmony and protecting families from preventable hardships. I approach every family with the highest level of confidentiality and understanding. I am the mother of three Hawaii-raised children who are now off on adventures of their own. 

My legal service provides highly personalized legal protection services for the Hawaiian Islands and beyond. I am committed to meeting with your family at locations convenient for you so you can experience a streamlined and worry-free process. Each document is designed to cater to each person’s individual circumstances. I know that your family is unique and has distinct personal, legal and financial needs. I am here to guide you through the process, explain every detail and answer any question or concern you may have.

I’ll write a monthly legal column in The Molokai Dispatch in which I will answer questions readers have on a variety of legal matters. The answers will always be written in a generalized manner and are not meant to be individual legal advice. Did you know, for example, that married couples still need a power of attorney before one can act on the other’s behalf? With the increase of privacy laws, you can’t even talk to your cable company if the account is in your spouse’s name and not yours! Do you want to make sure your grandchildren get your house and not your ex-son or daughter in law? How can you inherit or receive money if you are on disability without risking losing your benefits? These are all questions that will be answered in the upcoming columns.

If you wish to reach the Eileen M.S. Nims, Esq. office directly, you can contact (808) 664-1834 or email me at  I am looking forward to giving legal love to our island.


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