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Archive for August, 2009

Hawaii State Paternity Laws

posted by DNA Identifiers @ 11:43 AM
Thursday, August 13, 2009

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The below information is a general guide to Hawaii State Paternity Laws. Please conduct further research on your state laws for current or updated information or contact a family attorney for professional legal advice. For information on state collection locations, click here.

 

Link:Hawaii Court Self Help

Required Probability of Paternity for Hawaii Courts: 99%

Required Paternity Index: None at this time

Current Hawaii Paternity Law: Section 584-1 to 584-4

[§584-1]  Parent and child relationship defined. As used in this chapter, “parent and child relationship” includes the legal relationship existing between a child and the child’s natural mother, between a child and father whose relationship as parent and child is established under this chapter, or between a child and the child’s adoptive parents, incident to which the law confers or imposes rights, privileges, duties, and obligations. [L 1975, c 66, pt of §1; gen ch 1985]

AttorneyGeneralOpinions

Cited in discussion of hanai children.  Att. Gen. Op. 93-1.

Case Notes

By their plain language, §584-3 and this section do not state that this chapter is the exclusive means by which paternity must be established; thus, this chapter is not the exclusive means by which a determination of paternity can be made.  99 H. 1, 52 P.3d 255

[§584-2]  Relationship not dependent on marriage. Any parent and child relationship established under this chapter extends to every such child and to every such parent, regardless of the marital status of the parents. [L 1975, c 66, pt of §1]

[§584-3]  How parent and child relationship established. The parent and child relationship between a child and:

(1)  The natural mother may be established by proof of her having given birth to the child, or under this chapter;

(2)  The natural father may be established under this chapter;

(3)  An adoptive parent may be established by proof of adoption. [L 1975, c 66, pt of §1]

Case Notes

By their plain language, §584-1 and this section do not state that this chapter is the exclusive means by which paternity must be established; thus, this chapter is not the exclusive means by which a determination of paternity can be made.  99 H. 1, 52 P.3d 255.

§584-4  Presumption of paternity. (a)  A man is presumed to be the natural father of a child if:

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