Coates Frey Tanimoto & Gibson, AAL, LLLC

Divorce . Paternity . Custody . Abuse/TRO . Mediation . All Family Law

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We ‘Wrote The Book’ On Divorce In Hawaii

Our firm won Honolulu Magazine's "People's Choice" award for Best Divorce Lawyer, and we were also named Best Divorce Lawyer by readers of the Honolulu Weekly Newspaper. Our attorneys have been repeatedly selected as Hawaii Super Lawyers.

Awards & Recognitions

Best Of Hawai'i | Winner | 2014
Nation's Premier | NAFLA | Top Ten Ranking | 2015
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers | Hawai'i | 2015
Best Of Hawai'i | Winner | 2014
Nation's Premier | NAFLA | Top Ten Ranking | 2015
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers | Hawai'i | 2015

Dedicated Legal Services For Hawaii’s Families

Coates Frey Tanimoto & Gibson is Hawai’i’s largest divorce and family law law firm. All of our attorneys maintain a substantial focus on family law. We have handled more than 20,000 cases in areas such as child custody, property settlements, adoption, alimony, guardianship, premarital agreements, paternity, child support enforcement and modification, spousal abuse and restraining orders, and interstate custody.

From our office in Honolulu, we serve clients on all islands of Hawai’i, including Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and the Big Island.


Our Practice Areas

Divorce & Separation

Our attorneys are here to protect your interests in all areas of divorce and legal separation, including marital property division.

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Child Custody

If you have children, protecting their interests is the most important issue in a divorce or paternity action.

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Family Law

We provide legal services in all areas of family law, including prenuptial agreements, domestic violence, temporary restraining orders and guardianship.

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Hawaii’s Largest Divorce And Family Law Firm

The Philosophy Behind Our Law Practice

Our Divorce With Decency™ clinic, an affiliate branch of our firm, maintains a substantial focus on the fields of mediation and alternative dispute resolution and handles mediations in the divorce and family law area. Our attorneys also deal with cases in the areas of criminal defense (including domestic abuse charges and restraining orders), same-sex marriage and civil unions.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Thank you Greg (Frey) for your support during this time and making the experience go smoothly.”

-G.S., 2017

Although the case was prolonged due to the other side…everything was done to help me come to a positive ending. Thank you so much! Bob (Young), Moana (Parker) and Sarah (Mesina) are the BEST!”

-M.E., 2018

Mahalo Nui Paul (Soenksen) and Jenn (Tokuda)! Best decision I made was hiring you guys in this process!”

-D.K., 2017

Meet Our Attorneys

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For More Information Or To Schedule An Attorney Consultation

To discuss your family law concern with a lawyer at Coates Frey Tanimoto & Gibson, call 808-524-4854 or complete our simple contact form. Our Asian language practice group speaks most Asian languages.