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Self-Help Information

Self-Help Centers & Access to Justice Rooms

The Hawaii Court Self-Help Centers and Access to Justice Rooms are a joint effort of the Hawaii State Judiciary, the Hawaii Access To Justice Commission, the Hawaii State Bar Association, local bar associations, and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii to help self-represented litigants better understand their rights and the court process. This is a free program provided by the help of volunteer attorneys.

How a Custodial Parent Can Get an Accounting Form of Child Support

This brochure provides helpful guidelines for custodial parents (parents who have custody) to request a child support accounting form from the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA).

How a Non-Custodial Parent Can Get an Accounting Form of Child Support

This brochure provides helpful guidelines for non-custodial parents (parents who do not have custody) to request a child support accounting form from the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA).

How to Enforce a Child Support Order

When the responsible parent fails to meet the child support obligation, the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) takes action to enforce the order of support.

Family Court Forms for Hawaii Island

Download family court forms for divorce, custody, child support, and temporary restraining orders for Hawaii Island (Third Circuit)

Family Court Forms for Maui

View and download family court forms for divorce, custody, temporary restraining orders, adoption, guardianship, and paternity on Maui (Second Circuit).

Family Court Forms for Oahu

View and download family court forms for divorce, custody, child support, temporary restraining orders, adoption, guardianship, and paternity on Oahu (First Circuit)

Self-Help Centers & Access to Justice Rooms

The Hawaii Court Self-Help Centers and Access to Justice Rooms are a joint effort of the Hawaii State Judiciary, the Hawaii Access To Justice Commission, the Hawaii State Bar Association, local bar associations, and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii to help self-represented litigants better understand their rights and the court process. This is a free program provided by the help of volunteer attorneys.

Self-Help Form: Ex Parte Motion and Declaration to Advance or Expedite Hearing

Use this interactive interview to assist you in completing either 1) A motion requesting that the court move your hearing to an earlier date (Advance Hearing) OR 2) A motion requesting that the court speeds up the time it normally takes to receive and consider a response (Expedite Hearing).

Self-Help Form: Paternity Modification Part 2 - Oahu (First Circuit)

Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete the last form required to request relief (modification/enforcement of existing custody, visitation, and child support orders) after a paternity judgment has been entered and if you will file in Family Court of the First Circuit (Oahu).

Self-Help Form: Paternity Modification Part 1 - Oahu (First Circuit)

Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete the first set of forms required to request relief (modification/enforcement of existing custody, visitation, and child support orders) after a paternity judgment has been entered and if you will file in Family Court of the First Circuit (Oahu).

Self-Help Form: Petition for Paternity or for Custody, Visitation, and Support Orders after VEP Part 1 - Oahu (First Circuit)

Use this interactive interview if you would like to begin the court process of paternity and will file in Family Court of the First Circuit (Oahu).

Self-Help Form: Petition for Paternity or for Custody, Visitation, Support Orders after VEP - Maui (Second Circuit)

Use this interactive interview if you would like to petition for Custody, Visitation, and Support Orders after Voluntary Establishment of Paternity and will file in Family Court of the Second Circuit (Maui).

Video: Resources for Court Users

This video provides information about resources available to court users including court self-help centers, language services, mediation, and accommodations for people with disabilities.

Child Support Enforcement Agency: Frequently Asked Questions

A list of commonly asked questions about Child Support Enforcement in Hawaii.

Child Support Guidelines for Hawaii Island

State law requires the Family Court, the Child Support Enforcement Agency, and the Office of Child Support Hearings to use these Guidelines for all child support cases.

Child Support Guidelines for Maui

State law requires the Family Court, the Child Support Enforcement Agency, and the Office of Child Support Hearings to use these Guidelines for all child support cases.

Child Support Guidelines for Oahu

State law requires the Family Court, the Child Support Enforcement Agency, and the Office of Child Support Hearings to use these Guidelines for all child support cases.

Child Support Information

This brochure provides general information about how to get a child support order and includes a sample letter to the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) to request child support.

How to Establish Child Support

Learn about the two ways child support can be established

Paternity: Establishing Custody, Visitation, and Support

Use this brochure if you are not married to the other parent of your child and want to know your parental rights.

Request a Hearing for Child Support

Parties to an administrative child support proceeding may request a hearing if they object to a proposed action by the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA).

What Unmarried Moms Should Know About Voluntary Establishment of Paternity (VEP)

This brochure provides useful information to mothers who are not married to the father of their child and who gave birth to their child on or after July 1, 1999.

Child Support Information

This brochure provides general information about how to get a child support order and includes a sample letter to the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) to request child support.

Family Court Forms for Oahu

View and download family court forms for divorce, custody, child support, temporary restraining orders, adoption, guardianship, and paternity on Oahu (First Circuit)

How to Modify a Child Support Order

Information on how to change a child support order in Hawaii

Self-Help Form: Paternity Modification Part 2 - Oahu (First Circuit)

Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete the last form required to request relief (modification/enforcement of existing custody, visitation, and child support orders) after a paternity judgment has been entered and if you will file in Family Court of the First Circuit (Oahu).

Self-Help Form: Paternity Modification Part 1 - Oahu (First Circuit)

Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete the first set of forms required to request relief (modification/enforcement of existing custody, visitation, and child support orders) after a paternity judgment has been entered and if you will file in Family Court of the First Circuit (Oahu).

Video: Representing Yourself in Court

This video provides general information how to represent yourself at a court or administrative hearing.

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