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Coates Frey Tanimoto & Gibson, AAL, LLLC is Hawaii’s largest and arguably one of the best known divorce and family law firms. Our lawyers have dedicatedly handled over 30,000 cases across the Hawaiian Islands in all subcategories of family law, including adoption, child custody and child support, divorce, prenuptial agreements, restraining orders, and more.
Our team's size and years of experience set us apart from other family law practices on Oahu and throughout our Island State and allows us to approach your case with a depth of knowledge and level of care that is unmatched.
Our practice is infused with our passion for community and the aloha spirit. Our attorneys are welcoming, courteous, and thoughtful. There's something very uplifting and motivating about knowing your legal meetings will often start with a warm "aloha!" and a genuine smile.
Our firm's approach emphasizes civil-minded settlements that are handled amicably and free from messy courtroom conflicts. Our goal is to provide you with maximum benefits at minimum costs.
We approach our cases in an akamai and hands-on fashion. We pride ourselves on being responsive and approachable to all our clients. Everyone in the office, from our attorneys to our seasoned support staff, is available to serve you and address whatever needs, concerns, or questions you have.
At Coates Frey Tanimoto & Gibson, AAL, LLLC, your ‘ohana becomes our ‘ohana. We excitedly welcome our clients to our relaxed offices and offer a personalized approach to your case. We offer warmth and encouragment in our consults, listen to your concerns, and fight for your goals.
You need remember only one name when it comes to this law firm: Ann Isobe.- K.S.
Mr. Bob Young has been attentive and invested in my case since it has begun.- D.F.
Mr. Young was able to settle this case in 6 months. WE WON THE CASE.- R.N.
Noah was amazingly helpful, kind, caring and solid at what he does.- A.S.
I'd go to them again if needed. And I recommend attorney Shannon Hackett.- F.C.
Our philosophy is founded upon Hawaii's famed principles and spirit of "aloha." It's our goal to provide cost- and time-effective legal assistance in that way. We welcome our clients as our family. You are one of us. We treat you with the respect and kindness you deserve and fight for results and settlements that best serve you.
Our firm is based in Honolulu but is available to clients on all Hawaiian Islands. Each of our attorneys is familiar with one or more of the Hawaiian Islands and the unique people, judges, and courts they are home to. We use this knowledge and experience to approach your case with a familiarity and comfort that allows us to excel for your benefit and meet your goals.
Q:With COVID-19, Do You Offer Phone or Video Consultations?
A:Yes. One of the adjustments we’ve made in response to the coronavirus is an availability to meet with clients by phone and by video/remote access rather than in the office.
Q:How Do I Get a Temporary Restraining Order?
A:Our attorneys can help you apply for a TRO. After submitting your application, personal service upon the alleged is generally required by a sheriff of your local police department.
Q:Do You Offer Services in Languages Other Than English?
A:Our attorneys and select staff are available to assist our clients in English, Japanese, and Korean.
Q:How Do I Get My Child Support Changed?
A:Child support may be adjusted as necessary in the face of changing circumstances, such as a change in income, a change in costs, or a change in the number of children, such as when a child ages and is no longer eligible. You can then seek a modification through the court or with the Child Support Enforcement Agency. Our attorneys can listen to your needs and help you choose the path that is right for you and your family.
Q:How Do You Promote Early & Amicable Settlement of Cases?
A:Many cases do not require urgent actions in the start, so whenever we can, we make attempts at settlement the first order of business.