Preparing For Your Hearing

The Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) prepares and serves the parties with the proposed administrative order or action. Parties should thoroughly read all documents they receive from CSEA. These documents will explain the action that CSEA is proposing and what laws and rules govern the proposed action. OCSH only becomes involved in a case if a hearing is requested.

After OCSH becomes involved in a case, parties will be sent a Notice of Hearing form telling them the date and time of the hearing. Parties should thoroughly read all documents they receive from OCSH. These documents explain the hearing process and procedures.

Please note that all hearings are currently only being conducted by telephone call and not in person, to protect the health and safety of the public from the spread of Covid-19.

If a party wants to make a request before the hearing, they can use the forms provided on this site.

LEGAL RESOURCES

Hawaii Family Court Forms – Child Support Guidelines and Worksheet

Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, Chapter 576E (Administrative Process for Child Support Enforcement)

Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, Chapter 91 (Administrative Procedures)

Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules, Title 5, Chapter 34 (OCSH Administrative Rules)

Hawaiʻi Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA)

DOCUMENTS TO PRESENT AT THE HEARING

Documents parties may want to present at the administrative hearing are:

  • Prior court or administrative orders
  • Current income information
  • Evidence that back child support is or is not owed
  • Receipts for childcare providers
  • Statements showing medical insurance premium costs to cover the child, over and above the cost to cover the parent
  • Proof of exceptional circumstances as described by the Hawaiʻi Child Support Guidelines
  • Proof of full-time enrollment in school if the child is over 18
  • Relevant correspondence, letters, or documents received from the CSEA
  • Any other documents the party feels are relevant and supports their position

Parties should submit copies of any documents they intend to present at the hearing to the OCSH and the CSEA prior to the hearing.

Assume that copies of any and all documents you submit to the OCSH and the CSEA for the hearing may be used as exhibits and copies may be provided to the other party.  Please remove Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, State of Hawaii identification numbers, financial account numbers, credit or debit card numbers, and passwords and access codes.

Documents should be mailed/faxed to both:

Child Support Enforcement Agency             

Attn: APB Coordinator

601 Kamokila Blvd., Suite 251

Kapolei, Hawaiʻi 96707

Fax: (808) 692-7060

and

 Office of Child Support Hearings

601 Kamokila Blvd., Rm. 436

Kapolei, Hawaiʻi 96707

Fax: (808) 692-7114