Hawaii Child Support Guidelines
Parents are required to support their minor children. Each state sets guidelines for determining parents' financial obligations under any child support arrangement. The guidelines of every state consider a parent's income in determining what a parent must pay under any child support arrangement.
Continue reading for a breakdown of the guidelines in Hawaii.
Child Support Guidelines in Hawaii
How much money is the other parent required to pay? Family courts in Hawaii use the state's child support guidelines to answer this question. The chart below highlights the main provisions within relevant laws that are used to determine aspects of child support.
|Hawaii Child Support Guidelines: Basic Calculations of Child Support
How is Child Support Calculated?
|The amount of a child support award is calculated based on the parents' income, a child's needs, a standard of living adjustment, and child support credits. Family courts use the Hawaii state guidelines in order to conduct basic calculations of child support.
When Does A Parent's Obligation End
|Under the Hawaii child support guidelines, the following are examples of what is considered income and taken into account when determining a parent's obligation under any child support arrangement:
When are Deviations from the Guidelines Permitted?
|Under the guidelines, a court may deviate from more typical arrangements in child support arrangements if, for example, a parent is shouldering an undue burden as a result of a hardship. For other examples of when deviations may take place, consider reviewing the guidelines linked immediately above.
Note: State laws are constantly changing. Consider conducting your own research or speaking with a qualified family law attorney to verify the laws of your state and the obligation you may have under any child support arrangement.
Consider reviewing the following for more information about child support:
Need More Help? Speak with an Attorney
State laws change frequently and can be complicated. For case-specific information about Hawaii's child support guidelines, contact a local family law attorney.
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