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Carmen  DiAmore-Siah Lawyer

Carmen DiAmore-Siah

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Immigration, Traffic, Consumer Bankruptcy, Employment, Divorce & Family Law

As your immigration attorney , Carmen DiAmore-Siah Attorney At Law in Honolulu, HI is always standing by to assist with your legal needs. For over 20 ... (more)

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James  Stone Lawyer

James Stone

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Accident & Injury, Medical Malpractice, Divorce & Family Law, Car Accident, Personal Injury

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, James J. (“Jim”) Stone has over three decades of experience practicing law in Hawaii. Mr. Stone’s areas of ... (more)

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Andre S. Wooten Lawyer

Andre S. Wooten

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Car Accident, Civil Rights, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Personal Injury
An Experienced trial lawyer who has won million dollar verdicts for his clients.

Andre Wooten is an accident & injury lawyer proudly serving Honolulu, HI and the surrounding areas. Lawyer.com Member Questionnaire Please des... (more)

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Edward JSF Smith Lawyer

Edward JSF Smith

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Immigration, Wills & Probate

Mr. Smith's experience encompasses divorces involving military spouses, domestic abuse, and interstate child abduction and parental kidnapping issues,... (more)

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800-889-9630

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Maria F. Penn Lawyer

Maria F. Penn

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Personal Injury, Car Accident, Divorce & Family Law, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

Maria Penn is a practicing lawyer serving Honolulu, HI and the surrounding area.

Scot S. Brower

Accident & Injury, Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law
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Stacy R. Miyatake

Family Law, Divorce, Farms, Child Support
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Duane R. Miyashiro

Family Law, Corporate, Estate Planning, Real Estate
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Steve Cedillos

Criminal, Immigration, Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy & Debt, Traffic
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

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Maryann Sasaki

Business, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Real Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  21 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

ARREARAGES

Overdue alimony or child support payments. In recent years, state laws have made it difficult to impossible to get rid of arrearages; they can't be discharged i... (more...)
Overdue alimony or child support payments. In recent years, state laws have made it difficult to impossible to get rid of arrearages; they can't be discharged in bankruptcy, and courts usually will not retroactively cancel them. A spouse or parent who falls on tough times and is unable to make payments should request a temporary modification of the payments before the arrearages build up.

QMSCO

See Qualified Medical Child Support Order.

CONNIVANCE

A situation set up so that another person commits a wrongdoing. For example, a husband who invites his wife's lover along on vacation may have connived her adul... (more...)
A situation set up so that another person commits a wrongdoing. For example, a husband who invites his wife's lover along on vacation may have connived her adultery, and if he tried to divorce her for her behavior, she could assert his connivance as a defense.

FMLA

See Family and Medical Leave Act.

PETITION (IMMIGRATION)

A formal request for a green card or a specific nonimmigrant (temporary) visa. In many cases, the petition must be filed by someone sponsoring the immigrant, su... (more...)
A formal request for a green card or a specific nonimmigrant (temporary) visa. In many cases, the petition must be filed by someone sponsoring the immigrant, such as a family member or employer. After the petition is approved, the immigrant may submit the actual visa or green card application.

MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME

An annual income figure for which there are as many families with incomes below that level as there are above that level. The Census Bureau publishes median fam... (more...)
An annual income figure for which there are as many families with incomes below that level as there are above that level. The Census Bureau publishes median family income figures for each state and for different family sizes. A debtor whose current monthly income is higher than the median family income in his or her state must pass the means test in order to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and must commit all disposable income to a five-year repayment plan if filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD

A person who supports and maintains, in one household, one or more people who are closely related to him by blood, marriage or adoption. Under federal income ta... (more...)
A person who supports and maintains, in one household, one or more people who are closely related to him by blood, marriage or adoption. Under federal income tax law, you are eligible for favorable tax treatment as the head of household only if you are unmarried and you manage a household which is the principal residence (for more than half of the year) of dependent children or other dependent relatives. Under bankruptcy homestead and exemption laws, the terms householder and 'head of household' mean the same thing. Examples include a single woman supporting her disabled sister and her own children or a bachelor supporting his parents. Many states consider a single person supporting only himself to be a head of household as well.

CRUELTY

Any act of inflicting unnecessary emotional or physical pain. Cruelty or mental cruelty is the most frequently used fault ground for divorce because as a practi... (more...)
Any act of inflicting unnecessary emotional or physical pain. Cruelty or mental cruelty is the most frequently used fault ground for divorce because as a practical matter, courts will accept minor wrongs or disagreements as sufficient evidence of cruelty to justify the divorce.

ATTORNEY FEES

The payment made to a lawyer for legal services. These fees may take several forms: hourly per job or service -- for example, $350 to draft a will contingency (... (more...)
The payment made to a lawyer for legal services. These fees may take several forms: hourly per job or service -- for example, $350 to draft a will contingency (the lawyer collects a percentage of any money she wins for her client and nothing if there is no recovery), or retainer (usually a down payment as part of an hourly or per job fee agreement). Attorney fees must usually be paid by the client who hires a lawyer, though occasionally a law or contract will require the losing party of a lawsuit to pay the winner's court costs and attorney fees. For example, a contract might contain a provision that says the loser of any lawsuit between the parties to the contract will pay the winner's attorney fees. Many laws designed to protect consumers also provide for attorney fees -- for example, most state laws that require landlords to provide habitable housing also specify that a tenant who sues and wins using that law may collect attorney fees. And in family law cases -- divorce, custody and child support -- judges often have the power to order the more affluent spouse to pay the other spouse's attorney fees, even where there is no clear victor.