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Wedding rings pictured over a prenuptial agreement
ALIMONY OPTIONS IN PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS 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 […]

Alimony Options in Prenuptial Agreements

New Year's fireworks
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!

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

Poster of "Votes for Women," commemorating Women's Equality Day
Islandlawyers celebrates Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates women in the U.S. winning the right to vote.  Amazingly, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was only passed in 1920, meaning that women have only voting rights in this country for 95 years.  Time Magazine earlier today noted that women only make […]

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day