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Honolulu Child Support Lawyers

Giving You and Your Child the Support You Deserve

Parenthood is a two-way street. When you and your partner have a baby, each parent typically assumes that both parents will be present and together going forward to provide love, care, and support to the child. However, if you and your partner decide to separate or are no longer together at the time of the child’s birth, child support can and should be established to provide legal protection to the parent with custody or between two parents with joint physical custody where one parent has greater income. Child support ensures that the other parent continues to contribute an appropriate amount of money to provide for the financial and economic needs of the child.

For more information regarding child support as it pertains to your specific case, call our Honolulu child support attorneys at (808) 518-6376. We serve Oahu and the neighboring islands.

How Child Support Works

Child support is meant to assist the custodial parent in paying for some of the child’s expenses. These costs could include the child’s basic necessities like health care, food, and clothing. Additionally, child support allows the parent to provide extra experiences to the child like enrolling in extracurricular activities, sports or going on a trip.

In Hawaii, child support payments are most often made through wage assignment. This means that the funds are transferred directly from the paying parent to the custodial parent through the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA). The parents may elect to handle payments directly between the two of them, so long as they agree to do so in writing. Our lawyers can help create and implement this agreement.

Is Child Support Mandatory in Hawaii?

In Hawaii, both parents are legally required to financially support their child(ren).

How Much Is Child Support in Hawaii?

Child support in Hawaii depends on the number of children involved, the custody arrangement, the parents’ gross and net income, and the children’s needs.

What Age Does Child Support Stop in Hawaii?

In Hawaii, the paying parent is required to support his or her children until the age of 18. However, the age limit may be extended to 23 if the child is enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university, or in a vocational/trade school.

What Does a Child Support Attorney Do?

Our Honolulu child support lawyer can help ensure payments are made on time and in the appropriate amount. Additionally, our lawyers can help adjust the payment amounts to address any changes in financial standing of either parent such as a lost job or new salary.

Our Honolulu child support attorneys provide professional insight, counsel, and assistance regarding:

  • Filing any necessary documents
  • Clarifying child support orders to ensure both parties are in agreement and sufficiently understand what is required of them
  • Calculating child support payment amounts in accordance with the law
  • Representing you if a court hearing or CSEA administrative hearing is necessary
  • Working with you to request a modification to the amount of child support received or to be paid due to a significant change in circumstances
  • Working with you and the CSEA to enforce or to modify child support payments

Contact Our Honolulu Child Support Attorney Today

Our family at Coates Frey Tanimoto & Gibson cherishes your family and the families in our community. Our Honolulu child support lawyers work with you to protect your keiki and to get your family the assistance you deserve.

Contact one of our Honolulu child support attorneys today to get help with your case.

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