Hawaii Divorce FAQs:
Steps To File Your Own Divorce:
Step 1: Download our free online divorce forms kit.
Step 2: The person who is deciding to file for divorce must complete all of the required divorce forms. The finished divorce papers must then be filed with the family court in the state where you reside. You can get divorced in a state other than the state you were married in as long as you meet the residency requirements for the state where you are going to file your divorce. You will also be required to pay a filing fee for your complete divorce forms. The fee to file for divorce varies from state to state. Check with your local family court to get the exact cost to file for divorce in your state.
Step 3: The spouce that files for divorce must notify the other spouse that you have filed for divorce by using the divorce forms included in our download.
Step 4: You and your spouse should outline in your divorce settlement agreement the terms you have agreed upon and set forth for one another such as child custody and support, property and asset division, spousal support, etc.
Step 5: After you have completed all of the required divorce forms and have filed them in divorce court, the court will review your divorce documents and issue you a final decree of divorce.
A divorce in the state of hawaii on the following conditions.
- 1. You or your attorney must file your divorce paperwork with the family court for approval.
- 2. You can get a divorce even if your spouse does not want a divorce.
- 3. You do not need a specific reason for getting a divorce or have to prove a grounds for divorce. This is more commonly called a no fault divorce.
- 4. You can get divorced in Hawaii even if you were married in another state or another country.
- 5. Before petitioning for a divorce, you must live in Hawaii for six months. This applies to military personnel stationed in Hawaii as well as legal residents of another state or country.
- You do not have to hire a lawyer, although having one is very helpful.
- A divorce usually takes a few month to become final. If the either spouse dissagrees with anything related to the marriage and divorce such as child custody and support, the case will take longer.
- If you and your spouse agree on all the terms of the divorce, this is called an “uncontested divorce.” In an uncontested divorce, you do not have to appear in court if the judge approves your forms. The court staff will let you know whether the judge has approved the forms or if corrections are needed. You are legally divorced only after the judge has issued a final divorce decree.
- Printable Hawaii Divorce Papers