578-1 Who may adopt; jurisdiction; venue
578-1.5 Adoption
578-2 Consent to adoption
578-3 Custody of child pendente lite
578-4 Notice to resident nonconsenting legal parent whose rights have not been terminated
578-5 Same; proof of
578-6 Notice to nonresident or unlocated nonconsenting legal parent whose rights have not been terminated
578-7 Substituted or constructive service
578-8 Hearing; investigation; decree
578-9 Custody of minor child after decree and before adoption
578-10 Disposition of minor child on discontinuance, withdrawal or denial of petition
578-11 Disposition in case of death of petitioners
578-12 Setting aside or modifying decree
578-13 Change of name
578-14 Record of adoption
578-14.5 Medical information on the natural parents of the adopted minor child
578-15 Secrecy of proceedings and records
578-16 Effect of adoption
578-17 Guardian ad litem

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 578

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Articles of incorporation: include amended and restated articles of incorporation and articles of merger. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Authorized shares: means the shares of all classes a domestic corporation is authorized to issue. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Conspicuous: means so written that a reasonable person against whom the writing is to operate should have noticed it. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-22
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deliver: includes mail. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Department director: means the director of commerce and consumer affairs, unless the context otherwise requires. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Distribution: means a direct or indirect transfer of money or other property (except its own shares) or incurrence of indebtedness by a corporation to or for the benefit of its shareholders in respect of any of its shares. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Electronic transmission: means any form of communication, not directly involving the physical transmission of paper, that creates a record that may be retained, retrieved, and reviewed by a recipient thereof, and that may be directly reproduced in paper form by such a recipient through an automated process. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Employee: includes an officer but not a director. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Entity: includes domestic and foreign corporations, domestic professional corporations, domestic and foreign limited liability companies, domestic and foreign nonprofit corporations, domestic and foreign business trusts, estates, domestic and foreign partnerships, domestic and foreign limited partnerships, domestic and foreign limited liability partnerships, trusts, two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest, associations and cooperative associations, and state, federal, and foreign governments. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Foreign corporation: means a corporation for profit incorporated under a law other than the law of this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Individual: means a natural person. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • oath: includes a solemn affirmation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-21
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes individual and entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Principal office: means the office (in or out of this State) so designated in the annual report where the principal executive offices of a domestic or foreign corporation are located. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Proceeding: includes civil suit and criminal, administrative, and investigatory action. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Record date: means the date established under part [VII or VIII] of this chapter on which a corporation determines the identity of its shareholders and their shareholdings for purposes of this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the board of directors has delegated responsibility under section 414-231(c) for preparation and custody of the minutes of the meetings of the board of directors and of the shareholders and for authenticating records of the corporation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Shareholder: means the person in whose name shares are registered in the records of a corporation or the beneficial owner of shares to the extent of the rights granted by a nominee certificate on file with a corporation. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Shares: means the units into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes district, authority, bureau, commission, department, and any other agency of the United States. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Voting group: means all shares of one or more classes or series that under the articles of incorporation or this chapter are entitled to vote and be counted together collectively on a matter at a meeting of shareholders. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 414-3