Perrault | Alvarez
Divorce, Paternity, Custody, TRO'S, All Family Law
Divorce can be traumatic, but with P&A by your side, your divorce will be as smooth and painless as possible. We have the experience and judgment to guide you through every step of the process, from filing the Complaint for Divorce to taking you to trial (if necessary) and drafting the resulting Divorce Decree.
Paternity cases are like divorces where there is one (1) primary issue - the custody of your children. P&A is passionate about ensuring that the Family Court understands your children and makes the decisions that are truly in their best interest.
Nothing is more important than ensuring your children are safe, cared for, and have the best opportunity to thrive. Hawaii applies the "best interest" standard to determine legal and physical custody, and P&A attorneys are experts at ensuring the Family Court understands your children's needs and makes the right decisions for your family.
Unfortunately, domestic violence is a common element of divorce and paternity cases, and you need an attorney skilled at prosecuting perpetrators and defending the falsely accused. P&A does not shy away from cases involving TRO's and allegations of abuse against a parent of a child.
Calculating child support can be a challenge because the Child Support Guidelines determine child support based on timesharing, gross income, credits (health insurance and daycare), and exceptional circumstances. You need an attorney who understands how all of these elements interact to ensure that you either receive or are charged the appropriate amount.
Whether your ex is breaking an order or falsely accusing you of doing the same, you need an aggressive advocate to enforce your rights. A substantial portion of our practice involves enforcing Family Court orders or defending against false allegations that they have been broken.
POST-DECREE / POST-JUDGMENT
Frequently, the Divorce Decree or Paternity Judgment does not end the conflict, and you have to go back to Court to modify the Court orders or to enforce them. P&A has the experience and expertise to guide you through this process.
Military divorces involve unique issues such as: dividing military pensions, communicating with DFAS, interpreting an LES, processing an ERD, working with FAP, and understanding the PCS process. P&A has almost 30 years of experience assisting military members and their dependents.
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES (CPS)
Many people are falsely accused of abusing their children, or they find themselves caught up in the child welfare system with no end in sight. We can help you avoid the Court’s jurisdiction all-together or bring a faster resolution to what seems like a never-ending process.
The best litigators usually make some of the best mediators. Because we litigate family law cases, we know how the Family Court will adjudicate your case, and that knowledge gives us the insight to mediate your divorce or paternity matter and avoid the stress and heartache of trial.
Hawaii's Family Courts are overburdened, and the litigation process is cumbersome, slow, and expensive. Arbitration can help parties achieve a fast, decisive, and cost-effective resolution to their divorce or paternity matter, and our attorneys are uniquely capable to decide the issues in your case.
OUR PRACTICE AREAS
Perrault & Alvarez is one Hawaii’s leading family law firms specializing in divorce, paternity, custody, and temporary restraining orders (TRO’s). With almost 30 years of experience, we apply our passion, empathy, and integrity to achieving the best results for our clients and their children.
Based on Oahu but also serving Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island, our attorneys are well- respected in every Hawaii Circuit.
Call us for a free consultation to learn how we can help solve your family law issues.
ANTHONY A. PERRAULT
Tony is one of the most skilled and seasoned trial attorneys in the Hawaii Family Law Bar. He focuses on contested custody cases and complex divorces. Tony also prosecutes and defends temporary restraining orders (TRO's) because domestic abuse frequently affects a parent's custodial rights. Tony is passionate about protecting children and achieving justice for his clients.
A.B. Harvard University
J.D. UCLA School of Law
KAINANI COLLINS ALVAREZ
Kainani Alvarez brings passion and intensity to achieving superior results for her clients. Judges and attorneys on all the Hawaiian Islands respect her skill and expertise in the courtroom. Kainani works hand-in-hand with her clients to create a litigation strategy that ensures a fair outcome and minimizes emotional turmoil.
B.A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
J.D. Creighton University School of Law
Jazmine Emerson works closely with Tony and Kainani to ensure our clients receive the high level of legal advocacy they need and deserve. Our clients appreciate her confident and professional demeanor, and she is quickly becoming an expert in Hawaii family law. Jazmine is an integral member of our legal team and is growing into a respected attorney.
B.A. Brigham Young University
J.D. BYU, J. Reuben Clark Law School
Madison Meissel has already made her mark as one of Hawaii's most talented paralegals and legal office managers at the tender age of 22. She may look young, but she is the "boss." She keeps the attorneys and clients in line and ensures that our cases run smoothly. Madison graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2023 with a degree in psychology and political science. She will attend law school in the Fall of 2024.
OFFICE MANAGER / PARALEGAL
B.A. University of Hawaii, Manoa