[§584-22]  Promise to render support.  (a)  Any promise in writing to furnish support for a child, growing out of a supposed or alleged father and child relationship, shall not require consideration and shall be enforceable according to its terms.

     (b)  In the best interest of the child or the mother, the court may, and upon request shall, order the promise to be kept in confidence and designate a person or agency to receive and disburse on behalf of the child all amounts paid in performance of the promise. [L 1975, c 66, pt of §1]


Case Notes


  Cases under Hawaii uniform parentage act involving written promises for child support are not subject to the court approval specified in §572-22.  87 H. 369 (App.), 956 P.2d 1301 (1998).

  Subsection (a) applies in situations where the mother and father are not married to each other.  87 H. 369 (App.), 956 P.2d 1301 (1998).