Court records show Abigail Kawananakoa has changed her trust to ensure that her wife receives $40 million and all her personal property, including her Chihuahua “Girlie Girl.”
In court papers filed this week, the 92-year-old Native Hawaiian heiress’s lawyers say she has amended her trust. They want a judge’s approval for the changes amid a court battle after she suffered a stroke. Kawananakoa is married to Veronica Gail Worth.
In September, a judge ruled Kawananakoa lacks mental capacity to manage her $215-million trust.
Kawananakoa is a Campbell Estate heir and a descendant of the family that ruled the islands before the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom.
She wants to create a new foundation that will benefit Hawaiians and exclude board members appointed by her former lawyer. The current foundation is asking a judge to appoint a guardian for Kawananakoa.