Kevin S. Adaniya, Attorney at Law

A Practical, Effective & Affordable Family Law Attorney

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Firm Overview

I specialize and have expertise in the entire gamut of family law cases including divorce, post-divorce, paternity, child custody, visitation, child support, legal guardianship, adoption, CPS, and TRO cases.

Example cases

While the majority of my cases are uncontested and resolved by agreement of the parties, I also handle many contested cases which require going to court and sometimes to trial.

Main Office

Main
33 S King St #306
Honolulu  HI  96813

Phone
  • (808) 528-2001
Fax
  • (808) 528-1028

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

No, I charge $100.00 for an initial office consultation with no time limit. Mention that you found me on Nolo and you will receive a 10% discount.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I offer flat fees in certain (mostly uncontested) family law cases. Please refer to my website at www.kevinadaniya.com for specific information. Mention that you found me on Nolo and you will receive a 10% discount.

Hourly Rates

$220.00. Mention that you found me on Nolo and you will receive a 10'% discount.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with additional office hours whenever necessary.

Office Manager

None

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

None

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

No.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

I am a one-man office, but I offer lower hourly rates when I perform paralegal services so that I am not charging my clients at the much higher attorney hourly rate for everything I do. While being a one-man office limits the number of cases I can handle at any one time, it allows me to be completely hands-on with my clients' cases and to offer very competitive fee arrangements due to my lower overhead.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

I frequently use mediation to help resolve a case.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Yes, I volunteer for neighborhood legal clinics and participate in community activities which benefit children and families.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I believe I have three essential qualities of an excellent family law attorney. First, I care about the clients I represent—both in terms of the outcomes in their cases and how they're doing in their lives. Second, with my background and experience in dispute resolution, I make every effort to resolve my clients' cases with acceptable outcomes for my clients and without having to go to court. Third, if a case has to go to court, I am an experienced and effective litigator (approximately 75 family law trials in Hawaii through 2011) who knows how to prepare and present cases for a Hawaii Family Court Judge.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I highly encourage it. I consider my client and I to be a team, and I want my client-teammate to be as educated as possible on the legal issues, just as my client-teammate wants me to be as informed as possible about the important facts and issues in the case.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

No.

Kevin Adaniya

Since 1996, I have dedicated myself to helping individuals and families in Hawaii with their family law issues. I choose to specialize in family law because it's one area of the law where an attorney can have a huge impact on individuals, parents and children whose lives are frequently in crisis during their cases.

I am a one-man office, but I offer lower hourly rates when I perform paralegal services so that I am not charging my clients at the much higher attorney hourly rate for everything I do. While being a one-man office limits the number of cases I can handle at any one time, it allows me to be completely hands-on with my clients' cases and to offer very competitive fee arrangements due to my lower overhead.

License
  • Bar Number: 006657
    Hawaii , 1996

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