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Child Custody and Visitation

Child Custody and Visitation

Custody is defined as the authority to make the “big picture” decisions about a child’s life. These include where the child will live, what kind of education she will receive, what religion the child will practice, and regular medical care.

Posting Bail in Hawaii

Posting Bail in Hawaii

Every person charged with a misdemeanor or petty misdemeanor or most minor felonies in Kona Hawaii is entitled to post bail as a matter of right. If you are charged with a DUI, disorderly conduct, abuse of a household or family member, excessive speeding, or some other crime, you can get out of jail pending trial by posting bail.

Attorney Consultation

Attorney Consultation

An attorney consultation is one of the best, quickest, and cheapest ways for you to learn about your rights and options. Unlike many attorneys out there, I don’t just sit in my chair and spout off on how great I am then demand a huge retainer. We’re going to have a deep conversation about the facts of your case and how they interact with your rights and the various options that are open to you. At the end of our attorney consultation, whether you hire me or not, you’ll know a lot more about your case, rights and options than when we began talking.

Speeding ticket defense

Speeding ticket defense

In Hawaii, if you are caught driving 80 miles per hour or more, or 30 miles or more over the limit, it’s a crime called Excessive Speeding. A petty misdemeanor, Excessive Speeding carries mandatory sentencing.

341 Meeting of Creditors Questions

341 Meeting of Creditors Questions

When you file for bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court will automatically schedule a meeting with the Trustee, called a “341 meeting” or a “meeting of creditors”. The 341 meeting of creditors is a time for the Trustee to interview you. The Trustee will be attempting to verify certain information in your bankruptcy petition and schedules and determine whether there are any assets that need to be administered.

You Really Do Need a Child Support Order

You Really Do Need a Child Support Order

If you owe child support, get a child support order so you get credit for the payments you make. If you’re owed child support, get an order so you can be sure to get paid what you need to raise your child. Either way, get help from an attorney experienced with these matters instead of just letting it go.

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