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HAPPY 2017!!! As we reflect on 2016 and all that it brought, we thank our friends and families, and look forward towards 2017: the 241st birthday of the United States; year of the rooster (fire rooster, to be specific) in the Chinese horoscope; Hebrew year 5778; the United Nations International Year […]

Welcome 2017!


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





Islandlawyers’ Gavin Doi Recognized for Volunteer Service Islandlawyers attorney Gavin Doi was honored for outstanding pro bono volunteer service by the Hawaii Access to Justice Commission and the Hawai State Legislature, at a ceremony held October 23, 2012, at the Hawaii Supreme Court.  The Pro Bono Celebration 2012 awards ceremony […]

Islandlawyers’ Gavin Doi Recognized for Volunteer Service


CUSTODY EXCHANGES OFTEN A FLASHPOINT FOR ANGER The news is filled with explosive headlines about anger and violence during child custody exchanges between parents: Calif. man strangling baby is subdued by cop’s choke hold outside Calif. Walmart Florida Woman Doused With Gas, Set on Fire Domestic Exchange Occurred Before Village […]

Custody Exchanges Often a Flashpoint for Anger



FAMILY COURT: FLARING EMOTIONS A recent shooting attempt after a custody hearing in Chesterfield, Virginia really illustrates the intensity of emotions on display at family courts.  Per the Washington Post story, the alleged perpetrator shot at the opposing attorney from his child custody case heard earlier that day. Reviewing news […]

Family Court: flaring emotions


U.S. Moving Toward Ratification of the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support The U.S. House recently advanced toward the country’s ratification of the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support, as reported by the Huffington Post on June 5, 2012.  The proposed treaty, which is […]

U.S. Moving Toward Ratification of the Hague Convention on the ...






Modifying Child Support in Hawaii Via CSEA Dirty little secret of family lawyers: people looking to modify their child support don’t have to go through us — your local child support enforcement agency (CSEA) will handle administrative modifications of your child support, on request.  On a request by either party (the […]

Modifying Child Support in Hawaii Via CSEA