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Hawaii Divorce

The Hawaii Family Law Center is a resource on divorce and family law in the State of Hawaii for non-lawyers and pro se litigants. Please let us know if we have omitted a link to an important state resource and we will gladly add it.

Courts and Community Resources

Hawaii State Bar Association
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Lawyers and Divorce
Hawaii Judiciary
Glossary of Family Law Terms

State Statutory Resources

If you wish to review your State's Statutes or Code, click the links below:

Hawaii State Legislature Website

Divorce Law

Hawaii is a "no-fault" divorce state. To meet the no-fault requirements, you must assert that the marriage is "irretrievably broken." To file for divorce in Hawaii, at least one of the parties must have resided in Hawaii for at least six months, and must have lived on the same island or county for at least three months, prior to filing.

Divorce Law in Hawaii - Hawaii Judiciary
Divorce: What To Do If You Get Divorce Papers From Your Spouse - Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Divorce: How To Serve Your Spouse If Your Spouse is on the Same Island as You - Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

Marriage and Living Together Law

Hawaii Marriage License Law

Child Support

Child Support: General Information - Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Hawaii Child Support Guidelines
Hawaii Child Support Calculator - from ( is not affiliated with
Hawaii Child Support Enforcement Agency
Establishing Child Support - Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Child Support Explained

Child Custody and Visitation Law

Child Custody Brochure - Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Visitation: Information for Parents - Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
The Rights of Unmarried Parents of a Child - Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
FAQ on Child Custody and Visitation
Child Custody Resources

Property Division

Hawaii is an "equitable distribution" property state.

Division of Property - Hawaii Revised Statutes Ch. 580-47
Property Division Chart - from the Hawaii State Judiciary