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Q: How will the following look to a judge.

How will it look to a judge that my son is paying a monthly amount to his wife who has walked out on him and four children? My daughter-in-law left in January and has little to do with the family. However, she drives the kids to school each morning and when our son needs to be out of town, she... Read more »

Don F. Harris
Don F. Harris answered on Jun 6, 2019

First, if he is in he military, he is likely required to support his spouse by the military so long as he is married. I have had my military male clients get reported by the separated wife to his chain of command for not supporting her, and it has caused my clients problems.

Second, I tell...
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Q: Hi, How can I ask the court for temporary support? HRS Title 31 580-9

going through divorce and my financial situation worsen and need help.

Shelby N. Ferrer
Shelby N. Ferrer answered on Mar 20, 2019

Yes, HRS 580-9 allows you to petition the court for orders for temporary alimony while you finalize your divorce. You need to file a Motion For Pre-Decree Relief to get a hearing date. The forms are available online at the Hawaii State Judiciary website. You should consult with an attorney to... 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 »

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: I currently live in California. My husband filed for divorce in HI. Do I need to go to hi
Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman answered on Jun 19, 2017

You would only need to go to Hawaii if there's a hearing scheduled. Contact the court house and find out what types of remote filing options they have - i.e. fax filing, efiling, etc. If you end up hiring an attorney, your attorney should be in Hawaii and licensed to practice there.

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Q: Am i allowed to take items out of our home to the pond shop bc husband won't support family financially?

I am in a abusive marriage and decided to leave him. I am working with social workers who help me go through the court/legal process. I have a TRO and he cannot contact me or his children. He refuses to support his children financially. He pays for rent and major bills but refuses to give me money... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 30, 2015

Hire an attorney and get the advice that you need about this. At least go to speak with a family attorney in your area and have a full discussion.

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