Hawaii Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA)
“The Hawaii State Child Support Enforcement Agency is a division within the Department of the Attorney General. The Agency works in partnership with the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement and other State and local agencies.
The primary goal of this Agency is to ensure that our Keiki (children) have the ongoing financial support of both parents, by providing a system for payments and disbursements of court-ordered child support. It is our sincere desire that this website will provide you with the information and the tools you need to ensure that court-ordered child support payments are made and received in a timely manner.
To promote the well-being of children and the self-sufficiency of families through the timely and accurate delivery of Child Support Services, while providing excellence in customer care.
We envision that all Keiki can rely on their parents for financial and medical support enhanced by the agency’s excellent Child Support Services and customer care.” — CSEA
According to the Hawaii Child Support Guidelines, the amount of child support that is to be paid is based on the income of the non-custodial parent. The guidelines take into account the needs of the child and the custodial parent’s ability to pay for those needs. The guidelines also consider the custody arrangement, whether the child lives with one parent or both parents. The amount of child support that is to be paid may be modified if there is a change in circumstances, such as a change in income or the needs of the child. Hawaii child support can be paid by direct payment, wage assignment, or through the Hawaii Family Court.
Hawaii child support can be paid by the non-custodial parent, the custodial parent, or both parents. Hawaii child support can be modified if there is a change in circumstances. Hawaii Family Court can order the non-custodial parent to pay Hawaii child support. If the non-custodial parent does not pay Hawaii child support, the custodial parent can file a contempt of court action. Hawaii Family Court can also award the custodial parent interest on overdue child support. Hawaii child support is considered a debt of the non-custodial parent and is subject to Hawaii’s child support enforcement laws. Hawaii’s child support enforcement laws are designed to help families receive the child support they are entitled to.
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Hawaii Child Support Resources
Child Support Enforcement Agency, Department of the Attorney General
601 Kamokila Boulevard, Suite 207
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Office: (808) 692-7000
Fax: (808) 692-7134