Family Law

Wedding rings pictured over a prenuptial agreement
Prenuptial agreements in the past commonly contained alimony waiver provisions, specifying that if the marriage ended in divorce there would be no alimony claims from either side. More recently however, we have explored creative alimony options in prenuptial agreements, giving couples more choices on potential spousal support in the event […]

Alimony Options in Prenuptial Agreements

Illustration, marriage proposal
People often have the mistaken idea that prenups are only for the wealthy, but that is not true. Large numbers of brides-to-be and grooms-to-be want the certainty that they can get from a prenuptial agreement or “prenup,” and they come from all different financial circumstances. There are many, many reasons […]

Why Marrying Couples Need Prenuptial Agreements

Photo of the Kapolei Judiciary Complex, home of Family Court of the First Circuit
FAMILY COURTS IN THE STATE OF HAWAII The Unified Family Court The Family Courts in Hawaii are unified family courts, meaning that they handle a broad range of cases that relate to families, dealing with divorce, paternity, child support (in divorce and paternity cases), child custody and visitation (in divorce and paternity cases), […]

Family Courts in the State of Hawaii

Dealing with the Hawaii Child Support Enforcement Agency
Dealing with the Hawaii Child Support Enforcement Agency The Hawaii Child Support Enforcement Agency, or CSEA is a division of the Attorney General’s office in charge of establishing, modifying, and enforcing child support orders in Hawaii.  CSEA’s “legal division” (for lack of a better term) is the Administrative Process Branch, or […]

I Just Got Served by CSEA – What Do I ...

KHON2 News speaks with Gavin Doi about a proposed law to collect child support from grandparents KHON2 News speaks with Gavin Doi of Doi/Luke, Islandlawyers on February 3, 2015, about a proposed law in he Hawaii Legislature to collect child support from grandparents of children on state assistance. Specifically, the […]

KHON2 News Speaks with Gavin Doi about Child Support

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. Notably our little chain in the Pacific […]

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