If you are not the biological parent of a child but want to ensure the safety, development and well-being of a child whom you care for, becoming a guardian may be a good option for you. However, you will need to file papers with the courts in order to establish a guardianship, and the custodial parents of the child will need to give their consent.
You should have a good idea of the procedure involved before taking action to try and establish guardianship of a child in Hawaii. By understanding the full process, you will be able to foresee any hurdles and undergo a more efficient journey toward guardianship. The following are some commonly asked questions about the logistical aspects of the process.