Regarding a child born during the marriage, the Hawaii law “presumes” that the husband is the natural and legal father of the child. If the husband or wife believes that a child born during the marriage was not fathered by the husband, either party may seek to establish or disestablish paternity before the divorce is final. If paternity is nottimely established or disestablished, the husband will remain the legal father and will be legally responsible for the support, maintenance, health, and education of the child. A paternity action is a court process which results in a court order establishing the identity of the father. A legal father has certain rights (primarily, rights regarding custody and visitation) and obligations (to pay child support if he doesn’t have physical custody).
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01. Hawaii Family Law
02. If You are “Served”
03. Legal Effect of Hawaii Divorce
04. Residency Requirements
05. Grounds for Hawaii Divorce
06. Hawaii Child Custody/Support
07. Hawaii Spousal Support
08. Property Division
09. Hawaii Paternity