Upon carefully reviewing the record and the briefs submitted by the parties and having given due consideration to the issues raised and the arguments presented, we hold that: (1) Wife fails to demonstrate by reference to matters in the record that the family court erred in (a) granting the motion to enforce the settlement agreement and in entering the divorce decree or (b) not continuing the proceedings to allow Wife to obtain replacement counsel, see State v. Hoang, 93 Hawai`i 333, 334, 3 P.3d 499, 500 (2000); Bettencourt v. Bettencourt, 80 Hawai`i 225, 230, 909 P.2d 553, 558 (1995); and (2) Wife waived her challenge to the family court's award of attorneys' fees and costs by failing to raise the issue in the statement of points of error or the argument section of her opening brief. See Hawai`i Rules of Appellate Procedure Rule 28(b)(4) and (7) (2001). Accordingly,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the family court's July 10, 2001 divorce decree and July 16, 2001 order granting attorneys' fees and costs are affirmed.
DATED: Honolulu, Hawai`i, December 16, 2004.
On the briefs:
Peter Van Name
Edward R. Lebb, for
1. The Honorable Geronimo Valdriz,
Jr. presided over the proceedings raised in the current appeal.