Hawaii Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in Hawaii
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in Hawaii. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the Hawaii online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in Hawaii are as follows:

  • Either party to the marriage must have been domiciled or 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)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in Hawaii:

  • The marriage is irretrievably broken
  • The parties have lived separate and apart under a decree of separation from bed and board entered by any court of competent jurisdiction
  • 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
  • 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

  • (Hawaii Statutes - Title 580 - Chapters: 41)

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