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Marriage Dissolution Procedure and Kamuela Divorce Lawyers

In 2017, divorce’s moral acceptability rating hit an all-time high. People who have never considered marriage dissolution before, including long-time married couples who are religiously active, now see divorce as a legitimate way to end a poor relationship. Procedurally, most of these cases settle out of court. Couples agree on issues like property distribution and […]

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How do Kona DUI Lawyers Challenge Chemical Test Evidence?

Even if you are arrested for DUI, you are still presumed innocent until proven guilty. There are a number of ways to make this presumption hold up in court. For example, the prosecutor often lacks evidence on the driving element of DUI. That’s especially common in collision cases. By the time officers arrive on the […]

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3 Ways Kona Divorce Lawyers Assist In a Grey Divorce

For the most part, the divorce rate has declined significantly since the 1990s. But that’s not true across the board. In fact, divorce among spouses over age fifty has tripled over this same period. Increased lifespan is one reason for the increase. People are living longer, and being more active in their later years, than […]

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How Kona DUI Lawyers Can Beat 5 Field Sobriety Tests

Drivers have a limited right to refuse a chemical intoxication test. A refusal to submit to a Breathalyzer is admissible in court. That fact, along with the threat of lengthy license suspension, often convinces the driver to provide breath samples. A Kona DUI lawyer can reduce or eliminate both these effects, but that’s the subject […]

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How Kamuela DUI Lawyers Defend These Charges?

Hawaii County prosecutors are very aggressive when it comes to DUI charges because this offense is much more common in Hawaii than it is on the mainland. The self-reported driving while the intoxicated rate is about 50 percent higher here than in the Lower 48. Statistically, the fatality rate is also higher in the Rainbow […]

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10 Possibilities for Drunk Driving Offenders

Nationwide, the average cost of a DUI is about $15,000, when adding up both direct and indirect consequences. These costs are probably higher in Hawaii. Everything except pineapples and flowers is very expensive here. And, the Rainbow State has some of the harshest DUI laws in the country. A new law now requires tougher sentences […]

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Can Kona Divorce Lawyers Modify Child Custody Provisions?

In some ways, child custody provisions in a divorce decree are nothing like property division provisions. Unless there is clear evidence of fraud or other misconduct, judges hardly ever revisit matters like retirement account division and ownership of the marital home. That’s especially true of both parties had their own Kona divorce lawyers. Child custody, […]

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How Kamuela Divorce Lawyers Collect Past-Due Child Support

Most people would agree that children should not be financially punished when their parent’s divorce. So, Hawaii’s income share child support model is designed, in part, to give children the same standard of living they would have ad if their parents remained married. But over half of the nonresidential custodians in the Rainbow State do […]

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Kamuela Divorce Lawyers and Basic Hawaii Child Support Calculations

The Rainbow State is one of only three jurisdictions in the country which uses the complex Melson Formula to determine child support obligations. Montana and Delaware, where Judge Elwood Melson developed this formula in the 1980s, are the other two states. This formula gives Kamuela divorce lawyers the opportunity to preserve the legal and financial […]

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Should a Kona DUI Lawyer Represent Me at the ALR Hearing?

Hawaii is an implied consent state. Whether they know it or not, drivers give police officers permission to administer chemical tests, including the Breathalyzer, when they sign their drivers’ licenses. They may revoke that permission later, but this revocation has consequences, in the form of drivers’ license suspension.

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