Lahaina Family Law Lawyer, Hawaii


Includes: Collaborative Law, Domestic Violence & Neglect, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

Rachel Hintzen Miyoshi

Juvenile Law, Other, Family Law, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  18 Years

Angela K. Correa

Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  19 Years

Kristie Marie Wrigglesworth

Estate Planning, Family Law, Non-profit, Administrative Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  10 Years

Mimi Desjardins

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years
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Elizabeth C. Melehan

Real Estate, Family Law, Child Custody, Car Accident, Adoption
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years

William T. Kinaka

Family Law, Landlord-Tenant, Collection
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  45 Years

Mimi Desjardins

General Practice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years

Kristie Marie Wrigglesworth

Estate Planning, Family Law, Non-profit, Administrative Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  10 Years

Deborah K. Wright

Landlord-Tenant, Litigation, Visa, Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  44 Years

Paul M. Ueoka

Real Estate, Estate Planning, Family Law, Business Organization
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  47 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

GIFT TAXES

Federal taxes assessed on any gift, or combination of gifts, from one person to another that exceeds $12,000 in one year. Several kinds of gifts are exempt form... (more...)
Federal taxes assessed on any gift, or combination of gifts, from one person to another that exceeds $12,000 in one year. Several kinds of gifts are exempt form this tax: gifts to tax-exempt charities, gifts to your spouse (limited to $120,000 annually if the recipient isn't a U.S. citizen) and gifts made for tuition or medical bills. In addition to the annual gift tax exclusion, there is a $1 million cumulative tax exemption for gifts. In other words, you can give away a total of $1 million during your lifetime -- over and above the gifts you give using the annual exclusion -- without paying gift taxes.

CUSTODIAL INTERFERENCE

The taking of a child from his or her parent with the intent to interfere with that parent's physical custody of the child. This is a crime in most states, even... (more...)
The taking of a child from his or her parent with the intent to interfere with that parent's physical custody of the child. This is a crime in most states, even if the taker also has custody rights.

COLLUSION

Secret cooperation between two people in order to fool another. Collusion was often practiced by couples before no-fault divorce in order to make up a grounds f... (more...)
Secret cooperation between two people in order to fool another. Collusion was often practiced by couples before no-fault divorce in order to make up a grounds for divorce (such as adultery). By fabricating a permitted reason for divorce, colluding couples hoped to trick a judge into granting their freedom from the marriage. But a spouse accused of wrongdoing who later changed his or her mind about the divorce could expose the collusion to prevent the divorce from going through.

CHILD

(1) A son or daughter of any age, sometimes including biological offspring, unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born o... (more...)
(1) A son or daughter of any age, sometimes including biological offspring, unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born outside of marriage. (2) A person under an age specified by law, often 14 or 16. For example, state law may require a person to be over the age of 14 to make a valid will, or may define the crime of statutory rape as sex with a person under the age of 16. In this sense, a child can be distinguished from a minor, who is a person under the age of 18 in most states. A person below the specified legal age who is married is often considered an adult rather than a child. See also emancipation.

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE

A divorce automatically granted by a court when the spouse who is served with a summons and complaint for divorce fails to file a formal response with the court... (more...)
A divorce automatically granted by a court when the spouse who is served with a summons and complaint for divorce fails to file a formal response with the court. Many divorces proceed this way when the spouses have worked everything out and there's no reason for both to go to court -- and pay the court costs.

OPEN ADOPTION

An adoption in which there is some degree of contact between the birthparents and the adoptive parents and sometimes with the child as well. As opposed to most ... (more...)
An adoption in which there is some degree of contact between the birthparents and the adoptive parents and sometimes with the child as well. As opposed to most adoptions in which birth and adoption records are sealed by court order, open adoptions allow the parties to decide how much contact the adoptive family and the birthparents will have.

RESTRAINING ORDER

An order from a court directing one person not to do something, such as make contact with another person, enter the family home or remove a child from the state... (more...)
An order from a court directing one person not to do something, such as make contact with another person, enter the family home or remove a child from the state. Restraining orders are typically issued in cases in which spousal abuse or stalking is feared -- or has occurred -- in an attempt to ensure the victim's safety. Restraining orders are also commonly issued to cool down ugly disputes between neighbors.

PALIMONY

A non-legal term coined by journalists to describe the division of property or alimony-like support given by one member of an unmarried couple to the other afte... (more...)
A non-legal term coined by journalists to describe the division of property or alimony-like support given by one member of an unmarried couple to the other after they break up.

TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (TRO)

An order that tells one person to stop harassing or harming another, issued after the aggrieved party appears before a judge. Once the TRO is issued, the court ... (more...)
An order that tells one person to stop harassing or harming another, issued after the aggrieved party appears before a judge. Once the TRO is issued, the court holds a second hearing where the other side can tell his story and the court can decide whether to make the TRO permanent by issuing an injunction. Although a TRO will often not stop an enraged spouse from acting violently, the police are more willing to intervene if the abused spouse has a TRO.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Kahoohanohano v. DHS, STATE

... The duties imposed on DSS by [the Maryland Family Law § 5-706 (relating to investigation of child abuse report) ] and the implementing regulations . . . are far more specific and focused. They require a prompt investigation of each reported incident of child abuse. ...

Schiller v. Schiller

... guided by reason and conscience to attain a just result. The partnership model is the appropriate law for the family courts to apply when exercising their discretion in the adjudication of property division in divorce proceedings. ...

Kamaka v. Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel

... tortious interference with business relations; (3) injurious falsehood; (4) invasion of privacy; (5) breach of implied contract based on Goodsill's employee handbook; (6) breach of implied contract based on Goodsill's employee manual; (7) violation of family leave law; (8) violation ...