Parental Rights in Hawaii

Hawaii Parental Rights News

Parental Rights to Overcome Disability Discrimination

February 22, 2018

Efforts Are Underway This Year to Significantly Improve the Legal Landscape for Parents with Disabilities. Current Disability Discrimination in Parental Rights For decades, parents with disabilities have entered the courtroom with the deck stacked against them. The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation reported in 2016 that “35 states include disability as grounds for termination of…

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Hawaii State Law and Parental Rights

At Risk

Hawaii does not have a state statute that explicitly defines and protects parental rights as fundamental rights.

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Hawaii Courts and Parental Rights

"Strict Scrutiny" Applied to Parental Rights

In Doe v. Doe 172 P.3d 1067, 1077, 1079 (Haw. 2007), the Hawaii Supreme Court applied the strict scrutiny standard on behalf of parental rights in a grandparent visitation dispute.

However, this precedent is subject to change.