Real Problems.

Real Solutions.

Extraordinary problems.  Extraordinary results.  Our clients are ordinary people.  Sometimes their problems require extraordinary solutions.  We use great care in assessing the problems facing our clients, and we work to create and carry out bold and creative solutions. 


Case Study:  False Allegations in Child Custody Dispute


Problem: Client’s access to his children was severely restricted due to false allegations of abuse and misuse of the restraining order system.  Once obtained, the TRO was used to make false reports of TRO violations, resulting in  criminal charges against Client and further restrictions of Client’s access to his children.

Solution:  Client retained our law firm to help reverse the tide caused by the avalanche of false allegations.  Criminal charges were addressed first to obtain acquittal and/or dismissal, followed by preparation and filing of carefully documented motions in Family Court to dissolve the TROs and restore Client’s unrestricted access to his children.

Outcome:  The Family Court dissolved the TRO against Client, thus preventing further misuse to impede Client’s timesharing.  Client’s time with his children was increased until the parent/child relationships and visitation were normalized.


Case Study:  Parental Kidnapping


Problem: Client waited in vain for a scheduled visitation exchange, only to learn that the other parent had secretly fled Hawaii with the children, and hidden with them in another state.

Solution:  Client retained our law firm to obtain and execute Court orders for the children’s immediate return to Hawaii.

Outcome:  Emergency motions were filed, and the assistance of local police personnel was recruited, enabling Client to fly and retrieve the children, and return with them to Hawaii.  After Client was reunited with the children, orderly hearings were conducted with the participation of all parties, resulting in a permanent change of custody to Client, with provision for supervised visits to the parent who had wrongfully removed the children from Hawaii.


Case Study:  Relocation Outside of Hawaii


Problem: Client with custody of the parties’ children was unable to financially support living in Hawaii, and sought court permission to relocate with the children to another state, where a greater family support network and job opportunity awaited them. 

Solution:  Client retained our law firm to develop a workable relocation plan that would be acceptable to the Family Court, which balanced the Client’s interest of relocating and retaining custody, with the Court’s and other party’s interest in ensuring the children’s continued and meaningful contact with the other parent.

Outcome:  Law firm worked closely with Client and the Family Court to achieve modification of custody and visitation orders enabling Client to relocate out of Hawaii with the parties’ children, while allowing the remaining parent to have meaningful continued contact with the children.


Honolulu, Hawaii

Valencia, California

Law Office of Steven J. Kim

Century Square

1188 Bishop Street, Suite 2710

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813

Telephone:  (808) 525-5222

Facsimile:  (808) 525-5223


Law Office of Steven J. Kim

Gateway Plaza

25350 Magic Mountain Parkway, Suite  300

Valencia, California  91355

Telephone:  (661) 888-4242

Facsimile:  (661) 888-4243