In The Best Interest Of The Child

We believe that parental conflict is hard on children. We also believe that most divorcing and separating parents want to make decisions that are in their children’s best interests: They do not want to fight indefinitely over the custody of their child and they do not want to spend many thousands of dollars on Family Court litigation, but they need advice and support in making the best decisions possible for their kids.

THE CHILDREN’S LAW CENTER, LLLC is a law firm that focuses on the legal and best interest needs of children in Hawaii.

The founding attorneys, Annabel Murray and Stacy Fukuhara-Barclay have a combined total of over 30 years of experience as child advocates, custody evaluators, mediators and litigators in family court. Sadly, we witnessed the devastating and long-lasting effects family litigation had on children. We knew that most of these parents had good intentions and given the choice, many would have chosen child-centered alternatives, which not only yielded better outcomes for children, but were much more cost-effective and faster than traditional litigation.

CLC works on cases that involve children, including custody, paternity, abuse, guardianships, adoptions, and conservatorships. The vast majority of our cases are custody disputes. In those cases, we work with divorcing and separating parents to provide on-going support from a “best interest of the child” perspective. We work with parents to create a child centered co-parenting plan, facilitate the implementation of the plan, and “fine tune” the plan to insure the plan is working for each family member.