Asked in Child Custody for Hawaii

Q: How to can I get visitation if my child lives in hawaii and I live in Georgia ?

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Lauren M. Sharon
Lauren M. Sharon
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Makawao, HI
  • Licensed in Hawaii

A: I would suggest consulting with a Hawaii attorney, as Hawaii would have jurisdiction over the child if the child has lived in Hawaii for over six months.

Depending on if you and the mother are married, a divorce or paternity case would have to be initiated. If there's already a divorce or paternity decree in this matter, a motion for post decree relief would be filed if you are looking for more or different visitation than has been ordered. If you would like to enforce visitation that was previously ordered, it would be appropriate to file a motion to enforce the order, referred to as an "order to show cause" in some counties in Hawaii.

Hope this helps and please be sure to consult with an attorney before going any further.

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