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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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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 »

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Q: So I have a daughter I care most about I work so hard to get her to Hawaii. But everytime I try to communicate

With the father. His gf tells me he doesn’t want to talk or deal with me. I don’t know how we can be co parent if he doesnt want to talk to me? Could u help me

Shelby N. Ferrer
Shelby N. Ferrer answered on Mar 8, 2019

Depending on whether you have a court order in place and what that order says, you can file a motion in court to enforce orders to allow you to communicate or change orders if the current orders are not working. If you do not have an order in place, you will need to file a petition to have the... Read more »

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Q: Can a father have full legal and physical custody of one child and the mother full custody of the other child?

seeking separation from spouse. we would like for him to have full custody of our older son and me full custody of our younger son. Is that possible?

Lauren M. Sharon
Lauren M. Sharon answered on Dec 10, 2017

Yes, this is possible, so long as the judge is willing to sign off on the order. You should consult with an attorney regarding the consequences of such an agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Hawaii on
Q: What are the chances of me getting full custody of my 2 year old daughter if I'm the father?

Her mom committed adultry and is hardly ever home always out at the bars and with her boyfriend never did come home to sleep for over a month and only comes home to get ready and put on makeup and gone for the whole night and day after that sometimes several days

Lauren M. Sharon
Lauren M. Sharon answered on Dec 10, 2017

You should consult with an attorney, but unless the mother poses a danger to the child, it's unlikely she would lose custody of the child. 50/50 custody is most common in the state. The adultry probably won't be relevant.

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Q: How to can I get visitation if my child lives in hawaii and I live in Georgia ?
Lauren M. Sharon
Lauren M. Sharon answered on Dec 10, 2017

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Hawaii on
Q: whats the fastest and easiest way to get out my house?

I'm a 16 year old boy living in the state of Hawaii and am a victim of mental and emotional abuse by my parents. My house is such a toxic environment where my dad smokes illegally and will sometimes threaten to harm me if I ever got in his way. My mom won't try to stop this behavior and will... Read more »

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Jun 11, 2017

You cannot do that without their knowledge, consent or permission. Family services and the court system will not help with mental abuse.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Hawaii on
Q: In the state of Hawaii, can a non-custodial parent relinquish their rights to children and not pay support?

non-custodial parent does not see children unless mother says yes. Total days seen in 2016=4. Father was unable to keep visitation schedule made by mother because of work schedule and children's school/sport schedule and children live 24.5 miles approximately a 2 hour drive to and from. Mother is... Read more »

Mr. Gavin Kazuo Doi
Mr. Gavin Kazuo Doi answered on Dec 15, 2016

The brief answer is that a non-custodial parent cannot relinquish/terminate their rights to their child, nor their child support obligation. The only two exceptions would be (1) the State (through Child Welfare Services/Department of Human Services) terminates the parent's rights to the child as... Read more »

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