Hawaii Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: PLEASE DIRECT ME IN FINDING AN ATTORNEY, FOR MY SITUATION TO FIND OUT IF I AM DIVORCED, IF NOT GET ONE.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Social Security for Hawaii on
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
Robin R. Gregory's answer
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 will guess there is an order of the court, ordering you to pay child support and you are in arrears (have not payed, also called "back child support"). The best time to modify a child support order is...

Q: In the state of Hawaii, can a non-custodial parent relinquish their rights to children and not pay support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Hawaii on
Answered on Dec 15, 2016
Mr. Gavin Kazuo Doi's answer
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 an unfit parent, based on abuse or neglect; or (2) if there is a proposed adopting parent who will take the place of the parent giving up his or her rights (an example would be the new husband of the...

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