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Hawaii Divorce Laws
Hawaii Residency Requirements
No absolute divorce from the bond of matrimony shall be granted for any cause unless either party to the marriage has been domiciled or has been physically present in the state for a continuous period of at least six months prior to filing for the divorce. A person who may be residing on any military or federal base, installation, or reservation within the state or who may be present in the state under military orders shall not thereby be prohibited the above mentioned requirements. The divorce should be filed in the judicial district the plaintiff resides or the judicial district the spouses last lived together as a married couple. (Hawaii Statutes - Title 580 - Chapters: 1)
Hawaii Divorce Grounds:
(1) The marriage is irretrievably broken; (2) The parties have lived separate and apart under a decree of separation from bed and board entered by any court of competent jurisdiction, the term of separation has expired, and no reconciliation has been effected; (3) The parties have lived separate and apart for a period of two years or more under a decree of separate maintenance entered by any court of competent jurisdiction, and no reconciliation has been effected; or (4) The parties have lived separate and apart for a continuous period of two years or more immediately preceding the application, there is no reasonable likelihood that cohabitation will be resumed, and the court is satisfied that, in the particular circumstances of the case, it would not be harsh and oppressive to the defendant or contrary to the public interest to a divorce on this ground on the complaint of the plaintiff. (Hawaii Statutes - Title 580 - Chapters: 41)
Hawaii Property and Debt Division
If the parties can not otherwise agree, the court shall take into consideration when making a property award the following: the respective merits of the parties, the relative abilities of the parties, the condition in which each party will be left by the divorce, the burdens imposed upon either party for the benefit of the children of the parties, and all other circumstances of the case. (Hawaii Statutes - Title 580 - Chapters: 47)
Hawaii Spousal Support, Maintenance, or Alimony:
In addition to any other relevant factors considered, the court, in ordering spousal support and maintenance, shall consider the following factors: (A) Financial resources of the parties; (B) Ability of the party seeking support and maintenance to meet his or her needs independently; (C) Length of the marriage; (D) Standard of living established during the marriage; (E) Age of the parties; (F) Physical and emotional condition of the parties; (G) Usual occupation of the parties during the marriage; (H) Vocational skills and employability of the party seeking support and maintenance; (I) Needs of the parties; (J) Custodial and child support responsibilities; (K) Ability of the party from whom support and maintenance is sought to meet his or her own needs while meeting the needs of the party seeking support and maintenance; (L) Other factors which measure the financial condition in which the parties will be left as the result of the action under which the determination of maintenance is made; and (M) Probable duration of the need of the party seeking support and maintenance.
Hawaii Custody and Visitation:
Custody should be awarded to either parent or to both parents according to the best interests of the child, and the court may also consider frequent, continuing, and meaningful contact of each parent with the child unless the court finds that a parent is unable to act in the best interest of the child. Reasonable visitation rights shall be awarded to parents, grandparents, siblings, and any person interested in the welfare of the child in the discretion of the court, unless it is shown that rights of visitation are detrimental to the best interests of the child. When domestic violence is an issue, the court will consider the following: (1) The primary factor the safety and well-being of the child and of the parent who is the victim of family violence; (2) The perpetrator's history of causing physical harm, bodily injury, or assault or causing reasonable fear of physical harm, bodily injury, or assault to another person; and (3) If a parent is absent or relocates because of an act of family violence by the other parent, the absence or relocation shall not be a factor that weighs against the parent in determining custody or visitation. (Hawaii Statutes - Title 580 - Chapters: 46)
Hawaii Child Support:
In establishing the amounts of child support, the court shall use the state child support guidelines. Provision may be made for the support, maintenance, and education of an adult or minor child and for the support, maintenance, and education of an incompetent adult child whether or not the petition is made before or after the child has attained the age of majority. In addition to any other relevant factors considered, the court, in ordering spousal support and maintenance, shall consider the following factors: (a) Financial resources of the parties; (b) Ability of the party seeking support and maintenance to meet his or her needs independently; (c) Duration of the marriage; (d) Standard of living during the marriage; (e)Age of the parents; (f) Physical and emotional condition of the parties; (g) Usual occupation of the parties during the marriage; (h) Vocational skills and employability of the party seeking support and maintenance; (i) Other factors which measure the financial condition in which the parties. (Hawaii Statutes - Title 580 - Chapters: 47)
Hawaii Common Questions
How Do I Know if I Should File in Hawaii?
One would typically file for divorce in the state in which he or she or his or her spouse resides. If you have recently moved to a new state and wish to file in that new state, you may have to establish residency prior to filing.
If you are in the military and are stationed on a base outside your residency state, you typically are able to file in that state or in your residency state.
If you are in the military and are stationed overseas, you would typically file in your home residency state.
Can I Use 3StepDivorceTM if I Have Children?
Yes. The system and your documents will address all the issues regarding your children such as, but not limited to; custody arrangements, visitation and time-sharing, child support, and medical coverage.
How Much Are the Hawaii Filing and/or Court Fees?
The filing and/or court fees are not included in our fee and typically range from $50.00 to $350.00 in total depending on your location of filing and whether or not you have children. The 3StepDivorce service will typically help you yield the lowest filing fee for you because both you and your spouse are in agreement.
How Long Will the Process Take in Hawaii?
The process takes an average of less than 1 hour to answer the required questions and generate the documents. Once you file your documents with the court according the filing procedures, the length of time will vary depending on the number of cases in front of yours. Each court has only one or just a few Judges, Masters, or Referees to review all the pending cases.
Should I File or Should My Spouse File?
As a rule of thumb, for uncontested divorces, the spouse who really wants the divorce to be finalized typically does the filing.
Where and How Do I File My Documents?
The documents are filed at your local county courthouse in the family law or domestic relations division or department. Inside your account you will receive step-by-step filing procedures.
Can I Mail or Fax My Documents to the Clerk?
Many courts do permit you to mail and/or fax the documents. This will vary from county to county and state to state, so it will be best to check with the clerk at the courthouse when you are ready to file.
Do I Have to Go to Court in Hawaii?
Depending on your state and your situation, you may or may not have to attend a short hearing. Most of the time when a hearing is required, it only lasts 10-15 minutes and only the filing spouse must attend. The hearing is where you will be granted your divorce and the judge will sign the final judgment or decree.
Do I Have to Also Hire a Lawyer?
3StepDivorce is designed for you to do your own uncontested divorce without hiring a lawyer. You will be acting as your own lawyer and filing for your own divorce. Should you need or desire legal advice or should your divorce become contested, we do suggest you hire the services of a lawyer.
Will My Name Also Be Changed?
The wife has the option to change her name back to her former or maiden name through the 3StepDivorce solution.
When is the Divorce Actually Finalized in Hawaii?
The divorce is typically finalized when the Judge signs the final judgment or decree. We give a window of 30-90 days from the filing date, but this will vary due to case load at the courthouse and any mandatory waiting periods.
Hawaii Divorce Forms
Hawaii Forms: Our question and answer technology will allow you to easily complete your Hawaii divorce forms for an uncontested divorce. Our goal is to give you full control and make "doing your own divorce", fast, easy, and affordable.Hawaii Divorce Forms List
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A total of 336 people have started their divorce through 3StepDivorceTM in the last 24 hours and 3298 in the last 10 days. The streamlined and user-friendly process, instant document delivery, and unlimited free support makes us the go-to solution to do your own divorce. Our simple and inexpensive process provides you with all your completed divorce papers in as little as 20 minutes. Instantly access your completed divorce forms after a short online interview. It is that easy, no lengthy completion or delivery times.
This easy to use online divorce is a "do it yourself (without a lawyer)" solution for any uncontested divorce (with or without children) that will be filed in the state of Hawaii. An uncontested divorce is one in which you and your spouse are in agreement and eliminates the stress and expense of settling your divorce in court.
With 3StepDivorceTM you can complete and print your Hawaii divorce forms (including a marital settlement agreement) instantly. Then, follow our step-by-step filing procedures to file your own divorce in a timely, professional, and hassle free fashion. The online software is designed to give you full control of your divorce and also avoids the use of third party data entry, thus helping protect your personal information and privacy. If you're not ready to file for divorce in Hawaii, learn more about getting your Separation Agreement or learn more about the basics of divorce in Hawaii.
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