Justin L. Sturdivant
Principle Attorney & Managing Partner
I am proud of my work as a Family Law attorney.
My practice is focused on family law matters, and I work hard to ensure that I have a full and well-rounded understanding of each of the different types of cases handled by the family court, so that I am prepared to capably assist my clients no matter the circumstance. In particular, I regularly handle every type of case involving custody, support, and property division.
My prior experiences as a general Civil Litigator as well as my on-going experience as a Mediator give me valuable insight into the family court process. Likewise, my training and experience as a Custody Evaluator and Guardian Ad Litem inform my understanding of custody and visitation issues.
I have handled many cases involving members of the military, as well as cases involving parties residing in different states, so that I am current in my understanding and application of the policies and rules related to jurisdiction and venue, including application of the UCCJEA and UIFSA.
I was born and raised in south Texas. I graduated with B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002. Following graduation I moved to Honolulu to attend school at the University of Hawaii, and graduated with a J.D. in 2005. We formed Smith & Sturdivant, LLLC in 2005.
I am married with three children. I have been a coach for the Special Olympics since 2002, and consider myself privileged to have such a wonderful extended Ohana.