I was granted temporary custody with my protection order. Will I still have temporary custody of my children in HI?
Yes. As long as the child custody provision complies with certain federal laws,1 Hawaii can enforce a temporary custody order that is a part of a protection order.
To have someone read over your order and tell you if it meets this legal standard, contact a lawyer in your area. To find a lawyer in your area, please see the HI Finding a Lawyer Page.
1 The federal laws are the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) or the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1980.