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Establishing paternity of a child will trigger child support and a parenting plan to establish visitation or custody. Whether you are seeking to challenge or establish paternity, we have the experience and resources to secure your rights.
PSLG's Kona Lawyer's divorce cases range from high-stakes disputes involving complex property division and spousal support to amicable, low-cost uncontested divorces. We offer our clients options in the methods used to arrive at a settlement agreement, including negotiation, mediation and out-of -court settlement. When divorce litigation cannot be avoided, we are aggressive advocates, protecting you parental rights and financial interests.
An initial child support order usually follows Hawaii “Child Support Guidelines.” However, situations change, children grow, incomes are adjusted and your initial support order may need to be modified. We can explain how Hawaii State child support guidelines will apply to you, help you enforce a support order, and get money owed to you. We also defend parents who have been unfairly overcharged and those facing legal penalties for failing to pay support.
Our firm can help you develop a parenting plan that protects the relationship you cherish most--that of parent and child. The Kona Lawyers of PSLG understand the unique challenges of custody in Hawaii, and have decades of experience in handling custody negotiations, modification of existing custody and parenting planning with sensitive relocation (move-away) situations. We also accept grandparents’ rights cases and other complex custody matters.
PSLG's Kona Lawyers are committed to providing quality and aggressive legal services that minimize the emotional and financial burdens of the legal process for family law clients. Jerry Scatena and the entire PSLG legal team takes great pride in the personal attention given to each of client, and it is with this level of caring and our dedication to seeking the most cost effective method for helping you to achieve your goals. Clients benefit from our extensive experience, Mr. Scatena and Mr. O'Connor each having over 35 years of experience in a number of State and Federal jurisdictions with a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Bologna with a concentration on international custody disputes.
Many family law processes can result in high-cost litigation and prolonged disputes. If your goal is to minimize the time or costs of a divorce or other family law action, we can help. Our family law practice is focused on successfully resolving family law disputes while remaining mindful of the cost and commitments of our clients.
Divorce is stressful for all parties, including children. Whether your divorce has come suddenly, or is the result of long-standing problems, you don’t want the process to drag on, prolonging the uncertainty. Attorney Jerry Scatena and the PSLG legal team are committed to helping you achieve a positive resolution to your divorce in a cost effective manner that protects your rights and long term best interests. We will work with you to address the many issues that can arise in divorce - financial matters and division of marital property, retirement plans division, spousal support (alimony), and child custody and support. With sound legal guidance from an experienced attorney and the support of a caring professional legal team, you will arrive at a divorce settlement agreement and a new phase of life. Allow us to guide you through the process in a manner that is mindful of your resources and your goals.
Unfortunately, domestic violence in the form of spousal or child abuse is not uncommon. Whether you are seeking a protective order, or you have been falsely accused of abuse in the context of a divorce proceeding, we will provide prompt, responsive legal help.