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I am proud of my work as a Family Law attorney.
My practice is focused on family law matters, including: Divorce; Paternity; Restraining and Protective Orders; Step-Parent Adoption; Guardianship; CSEA; and CPS matters. In particular, I regularly handle matters related to custody, support, and property division.
My prior experiences as a general Civil Litigator as well as my on-going experience as a Mediator give me valuable insight into the family court process. Likewise, my training and experience as a Custody Evaluator and Guardian Ad Litem inform my understanding of custody and visitation issues.
I have handled many cases involving members of the military, as well as cases involving parties residing in different states, so that I am current in my understanding and application of the policies and rules related to jurisdiction and venue, including application of the UCCJEA and UIFSA.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Excellence in Pro Bono Award||Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii||2012|
|Mediator||Access ADR, Mediation Center of the Pacific||2015 - Present|
|Mediator||Family Court Paternity Mediation Project, Mediation Center of the Pacific||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Smith & Sturdivant, LLLC||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Access ADR, Mediation Center of the Pacific||Mediator||2015 - Present|
|Hawaii State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|Hawaii State Bar Association, Child Law Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|Hawaii State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|Hawaii State Bar Association, Appellate Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|Hawaii State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Chair and Vice Chair||2013 - 2015|
|University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Texas||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|Continuing Legal Education||"Immigration Law in Family Court"||2014|
|Continuing Legal Education||"Divorce Appeals"||2014|
|Continuing Legal Education||"Marriage Equality Act"||2014|
|Continuing Legal Education||"Allegations Of Drug Abuse In Custody Cases"||2014|
|Continuing Legal Education||"Bankruptcy In Divorce"||2014|
|Continuing Legal Education||"Advanced Issues in Alimony"||2014|
|Ramsey v. Ito (Haw. App. 2012)||Divorce Decree affirmed.|
|Tanaka v. Tanaka (Haw. App. 2009)||Divorce Decree affirmed.|
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