The spouse of Abigail Kawananakoa, the Campbell Estate heiress, has a new name: Veronica Gail Kawananakoa.
Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green approved the name change late last month.
Veronica Gail Worth — also known as Veronica Gail Harbin and also known as Veronica Gail Belew — petitioned Green’s office for the name change.
The Kawananakoa estate has been in the headlines a lot in recent years.
More recently, in May Abigail Kawananakoa, who is 93, told a court that she has a sound mind and is capable of making decisions about her $215 million estate.
At that time, 1st Circuit Court Judge R. Mark Browning approved replacing Kawananakoa’s attorney, Michael Lilly, with attorney Bruce Voss.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the appointment came “over the objections of attorneys representing successor trustee James Wright and the Abigail KK Kawananakoa Foundation.”
The article said, “They argued that a woman who was ruled mentally incapable of managing her own finances is also incapable of hiring and directing an attorney to look after her legal affairs.”
In November The Associated Press reported that Kawananakoa changed her trust so that $40 million and all personal property — including her Chihuahua, Girlie Girl, according to court records — would go to her wife.
“Many Native Hawaiians have been closely watching the ongoing legal wrangling over her trust because they are concerned about the fate of the foundation she set up to benefit Hawaiian causes,” reported the AP.
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