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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Hawaii on
Q: If the custodial parent doesn’t go in office to be served papers, what happens to case?

The custodial parent received a letter that it was mandatory to go in the Child Support office by 4/1 to be served, or else state assistance would be stopped. What happens to case then, if she no longer is cooperating? Is case closed & paternity no longer established?

Robin R. Gregory
Robin R. Gregory answered on Apr 9, 2019

I need more information to answer your question. I can only assume you are the father and you filed a case with CSEA? Has paternity already been established? Are you on the birth certificate? Was there a prior order for child support?

I suggest you talk with an attorney who can ask you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Hawaii on
Q: if the other parent isn’t complying with court ordered visitation visits what can I do
Robin R. Gregory
Robin R. Gregory answered on Apr 9, 2019

I need more information to understand the answer you seek. I suggest you retain an attorney, give the whole story, and discuss your options. For example: If the other parent is not returning the child on time, you can file a motion to enforce a court order.

If the other parent is not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Hawaii on
Q: My son's biological father has not see him in 2.5yrs & no $ in 8months, can I get his parental rights terminated?

He has repeatedly refused to visit his son and goes months without talking to him on phone. My son asked him to terminate his rights a couple months ago so my partner could adopt him, but he refused & then stopped communicating for months. What can I do to terminate his rights?

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Robin R. Gregory
Robin R. Gregory answered on Apr 9, 2019

This is a complex issue and no "one way" to go about accomplishing your goal. Also, I would need to get more information before determining what is the "best" way to proceed. I suggest you retain an attorney and discuss your options. I have seen biological fathers who have no interest in the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Hawaii on
Q: Will a case be open if I don't give u.a.???? Does CPS really overlook THC?????

10 false accusations called in my baby daddy i.e. I beat, scream, leave my child alone, been diagnosed w/mental illness, manufacture drugs, am on heroin, meth, and weed.

My house was clean, my child's art work decorates my walls, my child is happy and healthy. Other than 2 cigarettes and a... Read more »

Robin R. Gregory
Robin R. Gregory answered on Mar 14, 2019

I suggest you get an attorney and don't do anything until you speak confidentially, with your attorney. It is illegal to smoke or otherwise ingest marijuana in the State of Hawai'i, unless you have a prescription and it is illegal in the United States. I don't know why CPS would "over look"... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Hawaii on
Q: I'm 17, my fiancee is 21, my mom just signed over all rights to my dad, can I get married with just his signature?
Robin R. Gregory
Robin R. Gregory answered on Mar 14, 2019

If your father is the only parent with parental rights over you, then it would make sense your father's would be the only signature needed for consent for a minor to marry. Or, you can wait until you are 18 and you don't need any parent's signature. Good luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Hawaii on
Q: Is it valid for parents to donate their only property ie house and lot to only 1 child excluding other children?

The parents have property in another country. It is the only property in their name and they donated it to 1 child excluded the others. Is this valid in Hawaii laws?

Robin R. Gregory
Robin R. Gregory answered on Mar 14, 2019

If the real property is in another country, the real property is probably governed by the laws of that country. Owners of property can generally give or sell real property to anyone they want. If it is a case of a child using "undue influence" to "force" parents to give property, that is another... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Social Security for Hawaii on
Q: PLEASE DIRECT ME IN FINDING AN ATTORNEY, FOR MY SITUATION TO FIND OUT IF I AM DIVORCED, IF NOT GET ONE.

APPLIED FOR EARLY RETIREMENT, NOW ATTORNEY GENERAL WANTS TO TAKE OUT 23,000/24,000 FOR CHILD SUPPORT AS IN THE PAST I'VE RECEIVED SSI FOR 10 YRS. PLEASE I NEED LEGAL ADVISE! ON THAT DON'T KNOW WHAT TYPE ATTORNEY I NEED. THANKS

Robin R. Gregory
Robin R. Gregory answered on Mar 14, 2019

It depends what you are trying to do, what type of attorney you need. From your post, I guess you are trying to not pay the $23K child support. You ask if you are divorced. You can call the Family Courthouse and ask the clerk to look up a possible divorce under your name and your spouse's name. I... Read more »

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