Alimony Attorney in Honolulu

Helping You Secure a Fair Settlement

money tied with alimony note

Alimony, also often referred to as spousal support, is an essential part of many divorce cases. Individuals who do not have a solid source of income besides their current spouse will be in need of requesting alimony during the divorce process. If a couple cannot come to a mutual agreement on the terms of spousal support, the Honolulu courts will determine this award during the divorce trial or even earlier at a temporary relief hearing. As an experienced Honolulu alimony lawyer, I can help you to protect your interests during this time.

To learn more about alimony in Hawaii, contact our Honolulu alimony lawyer online or at (808) 201-0496 today.

Understanding Alimony in Hawaii

Alimony in Hawaii can be distributed in two different fashions. The first is for the paying party to provide monthly payments to the receiving party. The other type of alimony is when it is made in a one-time lump sum.

There are two different types of alimony in Hawaii: temporary and permanent. A judge might grant temporary alimony if one spouse needs to adjust to a less affluent lifestyle, or perhaps to help them finish training to become viable in the job market. Temporary alimony may also be referred to as rehabilitative or transitional alimony. Typically, this type of alimony may last about six months to a few years.

The second type of alimony is permanent, yet it is awarded very rarely in Honolulu. A court might order permanent alimony if a spouse doesn't have any job prospects because of a disability or old age. Speak with a Honolulu alimony lawyer to learn about what type of alimony you should pursue.

How Do Hawaii Courts Determine Alimony?

There are several factors taken into consideration when the court determines alimony in Hawaii. They may include any of the following:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Standard of living during the marriage will be taken
  • Marital and non-marital assets
  • Liabilities will all be scrutinized
  • Vocational skills of the spouse seeking alimony
  • Age of the two spouses
  • Physical and emotional state
  • Responsibilities for minor children

The court will use some or all of these factors to determine how much a spouse should provide in support, or if the spouse should provide support at all. Once a judge orders the spousal support, the couple may only seek to change it if there is a change in circumstances. If the spouse receiving alimony remarries, then the alimony payments will usually cease.

Let a Honolulu Alimony Lawyer Protect Your Assets

The initial discussion of alimony is important and the legal assistance of an attorney is important to determine your rights. If the alimony is permanent or of a lengthy duration, you may need aggressive representation when it comes to enforcing court orders. Your legal rights are important to our firm and our Honolulu alimony attorney can help you pursue a modification of an existing order or any other aspect of spousal support. No matter what your personal circumstance, it is important to stand firm when fighting for your rights.

As a Honolulu alimony attorney, I can help you on this journey. Contact my firm at (808) 201-0496 today!

    "I highly recommend Steve"
    Steve Cedillos Esq was experienced, professional, helpful, and knew what to expect in the courtroom, so I was able to stay calm and prepare after the free consultation. I highly recommend Steve for your traffic offenses.
    Rexford S.
    "Would I hire him again? Absolutely."
    I hired Steve for a child custody case in 2021. I see all the reviews that say he is "mean" or "rude" - I would say that he is just blunt and straightforward. He isn't going to get your hopes up just to preserve your feelings. Great guy. he is willing to answer your questions before you even hire him and you can bet that he's honest. Do I think that a 5k retainer was a lot for my case? Yes, but it IS Hawaii and I did hire him 2 months before my actual trial date after going pro-se for a while. Would I hire him again? Absolutely.
    Mica T.
    "Steve provided me with a potentially painless solution"
    With a ten minute conversation Steve provided me with a potentially painless solution and more importantly - Hope.
    Pete M.
    "Steve Cedillos is definitely worth it."
    Steve Cedillos is definitely worth it. He’s very straightforward and gets the job done! Helped me get a TRO I probably wouldn’t have been able to do alone. Navigating the justice system isn’t easy, but his help made it so much easier along with a great outcome!! Thankful and grateful I came across him on Google. He was very responsive anytime I needed to reach him. Highly recommended.
    Delaney R.
    "Thank you very much for your help and honesty."
    Great attorney, helped me out with legal advice. Thank you very much for your help and honesty.
    Alexander L.
    "I contacted Mr Cedillos for advice on a difficult matter and he was extremely helpful to me."
    I contacted Mr Cedillos for advice on a difficult matter and he was extremely helpful to me.
    Carl C.
    "Mr. Cedillos was very patient, knowledgeable and extremely helpful."
    I called for a consultation. Mr. Cedillos was very patient, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I felt heard, understood, and his personable demeanor made my experience so much more pleasant.
    Akasha S.
    "Would recommend him and his team 10/10. A+"
    Steve was extremely responsive and helpful. Would recommend him and his team 10/10. A++”
    Derrick E.

Why Choose Us?

Steve Cedillos, a respected Honolulu attorney with over 30 years of experience, specializes in criminal defense and family law. Committed to his clients' success, Mr. Cedillos provides tireless advocacy and comprehensive representation, from DUI cases to complex divorces. With a client-centered approach and expertise in military defense, he ensures his clients receive top-notch legal support. As a member of the Hawaii State Bar and the Screen Actor's Guild, Steve Cedillos offers a unique perspective and a dedication to achieving the best outcomes for his clients.

  • Tireless Representation
    Mr. Cedillos works tirelessly on behalf of his clients, understanding the importance of achieving the best possible outcome in their legal matters.
  • Compassionate Advocacy
    Whether negotiating an uncontested divorce or representing clients in court, Steve Cedillos advocates vigorously for his clients' interests to ensure they receive the outcome they deserve.
  • Specialized Military Defense
    Attorney Cedillos specializes in military criminal defense, assisting clients with various proceedings from non-judicial punishment hearings to general courts-martial.
  • Client-Centered Approach
    Mr. Cedillos takes a sincere interest in the success of his clients, prioritizing their needs and goals throughout the legal process.
  • Comprehensive Legal Expertise
    With over 30 years of experience, Steve Cedillos offers expertise in both criminal defense and family law, handling a wide range of cases from DUIs to complex divorce proceedings.