Hawaii Child Support Attorney

Hawaii Child Support Attorney

Child Support in your Honolulu Divorce Case

If you have children, resolution of your Hawaii divorce case will most likely obligate you or your spouse to pay child support. The amount of child support will depend on the type of physical custody – sole, or joint, and the gross monthly income of each parent. The Hawaii Family Court uses a Child Support Guidelines Worksheet to calculate child support. Each parent’s gross monthly income is entered, and if either parent is entitled to a credit for paying for the children’s health insurance, or for daycare/pre-school, then that amount is also entered and will be deducted from that parent’s child support obligation. Child support may be paid directly to the other parent, or through the Hawaii Child Support Enforcement Agency.

The Hawaii Family Court will not allow parents to negotiate child support. Child support is not for either parent, it is for the benefit of their children. In some cases, the Court will allow a deviation from the Child Support Guidelines for “exceptional circumstances,” but such circumstances are relatively uncommon. Child support can be modified if either parent’s gross monthly income increases, or decreases, by 10%.

Hawaii Attorney to help Modify or Enforce your Child Support

Issues that may arise in child support cases include enforcement of a party’s child support obligation; a party failing to report an increase in gross monthly income that would result in an increase in child support; a need to recalculate a party’s child support obligation due to a decrease in gross monthly income; and, in some cases, the need to terminate child support.

Whether you are seeking relief in Family Court, or through the Hawaii Child Support Enforcement Agency, I can help you resolve any child support issue that may arise in your divorce, post-divorce, or paternity case.

Hawaii Child Support

Child Support in your Honolulu Divorce Case

If you have children, resolution of your Hawaii divorce case will most likely obligate you or your spouse to pay child support. The amount of child support will depend on the type of physical custody – sole, or joint, and the gross monthly income of each parent. The Hawaii Family Court uses a Child Support Guidelines Worksheet to calculate child support. Each parent’s gross monthly income is entered, and if either parent is entitled to a credit for paying for the children’s health insurance, or for daycare/pre-school, then that amount is also entered and will be deducted from that parent’s child support obligation. Child support may be paid directly to the other parent, or through the Hawaii Child Support Enforcement Agency.

The Hawaii Family Court will not allow parents to negotiate child support. Child support is not for either parent, it is for the benefit of their children. In some cases, the Court will allow a deviation from the Child Support Guidelines for “exceptional circumstances,” but such circumstances are relatively uncommon. Child support can be modified if either parent’s gross monthly income increases, or decreases, by 10%.

Hawaii Attorney to help Modify or Enforce your Child Support

Issues that may arise in child support cases include enforcement of a party’s child support obligation; a party failing to report an increase in gross monthly income that would result in an increase in child support; a need to recalculate a party’s child support obligation due to a decrease in gross monthly income; and, in some cases, the need to terminate child support.

Whether you are seeking relief in Family Court, or through the Hawaii Child Support Enforcement Agency, I can help you resolve any child support issue that may arise in your divorce, post-divorce, or paternity case.

Hawaii Child Support