Can Your Marriage Withstand Social Media?

According to a recent study by the University of Missouri, there is a correlation between Twitter usage and divorce.  Specifically, higher amounts of Twitter usage was linked to higher conflict between couples.  Unsurprisingly, a 2013 report in the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking found similar results from excessive Facebook use. This news surely comes as […]

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Divorce Issues Checklist

DIVORCE ISSUES CHECKLIST When thinking about your contested or uncontested divorce, it is important to have thought about the different issues that will arise.   Below is a handy checklist of the important issues in a divorce.  Note that this is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list, but a good place to start, and will help […]

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Gavin Doi Talks About Same-Sex Divorce in Hawaii on KHON2

Gavin Doi talks about same-sex divorce on KHON2 News with Kristine Uyeno Islandlawyers attorney Gavin Doi was interviewed on January 2, 2014, by KHON2 news reporter Kristine Uyeno about same-sex divorces in Hawaii.  Same sex divorces in the islands became possible with Hawaii’s same-sex divorce law passage in November 2013.  As of the date of […]

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HuffPo Graphic Shows Varying Divorce Rates in the U.S.

A pretty nice infographic on the Huffington Post this morning (crediting a Brown University study, the American Community Survey, and the Daily Beast), showing the divorce rates in different states in the U.S., as well as the top cities in that regard.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/04/us-divorce-rate_n_4184261.html Notably our little chain in the Pacific is on the lower end […]

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New Website for Hawaii Family Court’s Kids First Program

Kids First, an Oahu program run by the Hawaii Family Court has launched its new website at KidsFirstHawaii.com.  The program is designed to help family going through divorce or breakup through classes for parents and children.  All parents who are going through a divorce (married parties) or filing for a custody order (unmarried parties) are […]

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Congress Passes Expanded Violence Against Women Act

The U.S. House passed an expanded version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) today, previously approved by the Senate earlier this year, moving the legislation on for signature by the President.   The legislation enlarges the existing VAWA by extending domestic violence protections to victims in the LGBT, undocumented immigrant, and native American communities. […]

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Island Lawyers’ Larie Manutai — Helping Others Through Education

Island Lawyers’ Larie Manutai — Helping Others Through Education Larie Manutai, an attorney with Doi/Luke, Island Lawyers,  for her efforts to help others via education:  Larie Manutai — Education helps her find methods of helping others — Honolulu Star-Advertiser Michael Tsai’s February 19, 2013 Incidental Lives column in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, profiled Larie and her unique educational […]

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There’s an App for that???

Smartphone App Developed for Running DNA Paternity Tests Researchers at University of California, Irvine have developed an Android app that conducts DNA-based paternity tests.  The smartphone app can reportedly compare digitized genomic data to determine if an individual is the father of another individual.  This feat is particularly impressive in light of how much computer […]

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Three More Countries Sign on to Hague Child Abduction Treaty

More Countries Signing Hague Child Abduction Treaty Three countries, Albania, Singapore, and Ukraine have signed the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, on February 1, 2013.  This boosts the number of cooperating countries to over 90, including the U.S.   The treaty calls for signatory countries to cooperate in the return […]

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