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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 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 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 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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