Family Lawyer | Serving Kaneohe, HI
We Handle All Aspects of Family Law
We are a Hawaii law firm focused in the areas of Divorce/Family Law, Bankruptcy, and Estate Planning, staffed with experienced and dedicated attorneys and staff. Our firm's partners each have over 20 years of practice in Hawaii. Our divorce and family law practice includes dealing with child custody, child support, alimony, property division, interstate child custody …
Family Lawyer | Serving Kaneohe, HI
For a Caring, Experienced Attorney with the Skills and Ability to See Your Divorce or Child Custody Dispute Through to a Successful Resolution
The Honolulu law office of Blake T. Okimoto practices family law for clients based throughout the island of Oahu. An experienced mediator and litigator who has handled trials and appeals in numerous Hawaii courts, Mr. Okimoto represents both husbands and wives in divorce and dissolution matters, and is equally at home obtaining or defending support and maintenance issues. …
If so, you may have questions on how you can safeguard the best interests of the person you will be helping in matters of health and finance. Consult with a Kaneohe guardianship and conservatorship attorney who can answer all your questions regarding being a guardian or conservator for your loved one.
A guardian is a family member, close friend, or other responsible adult who the court appoints to take care of a minor child (the ward) or incompetent adult and manage hat person's affairs. A conservator also can be a family member, close friend, or other responsible adult who is appointed by a judge to manage the financial affairs and daily life of a person (the conservatee) who is unable to care for him or herself because of illness, old age, or other infirmity.
In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.
Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.
A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:
Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.
Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.
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