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Kona DUI Lawyers and Common DUI Defenses

Generally, the primary defense in a DUI involves creating a reasonable doubt as to the defendant’s intoxication. Generally, drivers are intoxicated if they have lost the normal use of their mental or physical faculties, or they have a BAC above the legal limit, which is usually .08. This approach could mean challenging the field sobriety […]

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A Kona Divorce Lawyer Talks About Baseball and Premarital Agreements

These are probably three noun phrases you never thought you would see in the same sentence. But in the summer of 2011, they all came together, in the Frank and Jamie McCourt/Los Angeles Dodgers saga. First, a few words about premarital agreements in general. Until a few years ago, only super-rich couples with substantial separate […]

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How a Kamuela Divorce Lawyer Can Help You Modify Alimony Payments?

In pretty much every way, Hawaii is a lot different from the other states in the Union. This difference includes alimony awards. Spousal support is available in the Rainbow State. Spousal support payments are in a unique category. They are not quite child support, and they are not quite part of the property division. So, […]

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Kamuela Lawyers Tell You All about DUI-Drug Charges in Hawaii

In a few states, DUI-drug charges are difficult to prove in court unless the defendant used an illegal drug, like marijuana, cocaine, or a painkiller without a prescription. However, most states have very broad laws. Driving under the influence of almost anything in your medicine cabinet, and many of the items in your pantry could […]

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Kona Divorce Lawyers and the Three Cs of Mediation

Divorce mediation was not very common in the twentieth century. That’s especially true in the days before Hawaii’s no-fault lawfully took root. Back then, a marriage dissolution had a clear “winner” and “loser,” even with regard to things like child custody. Co-parenting laws, which came along in the early twenty-first century, significantly changed this environment. […]

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How Marriage Dissolution Is Tackled by Kamuela Divorce Lawyers

Overall, the divorce rate has declined significantly since the 1990s. Yet the average marriage only lasts eleven years. So, most people will go through a marriage dissolution proceeding, especially if they have been married before. In some parts of the country, divorce is a piecemeal process. But in Hawaii County, one marriage dissolution proceeding usually […]

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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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