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Online Divorce in Hawaii

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For those seeking an inexpensive divorce in the state of Hawaii, online divorce is an easy, affordable and fast solution. Online divorce may be appropriate for couples who have an uncontested case. The step-by-step process of preparing divorce documents at Onlinedivorce.com makes it easy on you. We help prepare all of the necessary divorce forms and provide detailed written instructions on how to file your divorce in Hawaii.

Our divorce documents preparation service can be a perfect solution for those who want to have their divorce papers completed quickly and stress-free. Even though Hawaii has unique divorce forms and filing requirements, our online system can provide you with exactly what you need and provide instructions on how to file. We have helped thousands of people prepare their divorce documents for filing.

If you and your spouse agree on the terms of the divorce and want an amicable dissolution to your marriage, why should the process get drawn out and why should you spend money on lawyers? Online divorce is often cheaper, quicker and easier.

Online divorce can be a perfect option if you want to save money or if you hope to have your divorce quickly finalized so you can get on with your life. Preparing documents for divorce online in Hawaii is quickly becoming very popular because you can complete the documents in the comfort of your home. Even if you think your case is too complex because you have children, own your own home or have other assets, you may still be able to prepare your documents online. Just start with our simple questionnaire, and we’ll provide you instructions for each step of the way.

Finally, you don’t have to worry - our process is 100% secure. We protect your information and nothing is filed until you submit the divorce papers to the courthouse yourself. Filing for divorce in Hawaii with the Onlinedivorce.com system can be a simple solution to a difficult situation.

Filing:

When you use OnlineDivorce.com, we help you fill out your divorce paperwork using a simple online questionnaire. You can fill it out alone or with the assistance of your spouse. Then, you will need to get a signature from your spouse and you can file the divorce forms with your local court. In Hawaii, you will typically file with the courthouse in the county in which you currently reside. If a petitioner is not currently a resident, but a defendant is, divorce is typically filed in the county where the defendant resides.

The actual filing process is explained in our detailed court-filing instructions that we provide along with your completed divorce forms. You can also obtain assistance from your local courthouse by calling or stopping by.

After the initial filing, you may need to follow up if there are any issues with your documents. When you use OnlineDivorce.com, we allow you to make small adjustments to your forms as requested by the court at no additional charge. Our goal is to help you obtain your divorce with as little hassle and stress as possible using our online divorce documents preparation service.

Residency:

Every state has specific requirements where divorcing couples must establish residency within the state they are divorcing. Hawaii is no exception.

To file for divorce in Hawaii, one or the other spouse must have lived in the state for at least three months prior to filing. The divorce will not be granted until a spouse has lived in the state for at least six months.

There are many ways to prove that residency has been established. The easiest way is if one or both spouses have a valid and in-date Hawaii driver’s license, ID card or voter’s registration card which was issued at least six months before filing for divorce. If this is not the case, it may be possible to establish residency, by having someone who knows you or your spouse testify that you have lived in the state for at least six months. Additionally, it may be possible to use an Affidavit of Corroborating Witness form, and it should serve as proof you’ve lived in the state a minimum of six months.

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Valid grounds to get divorce in Hawaii

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Grounds for an online divorce using OnlineDivorce.com are the same as they would be for any divorce within the State of Hawaii. Grounds are merely the reason for divorce, and the state must approve them.

 

No-fault grounds for dissolution of marriage in Hawaii include:

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An irretrievable breakdown of the marriage with no expectation of reconciliation and

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Living separate and apart without any cohabitation for a minimum of two years in a case where it would not be considered too harsh or oppressive to the defending spouse to grant the divorce. [Hawaii Revised Statutes; 580-41].

General reasons for divorce in Hawaii include:

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Legal separation and there has been no reconciliation or significant attempt at reconcilation. [Hawaii Revised Statutes; 580-41].

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Custody of the child in Hawaii

Custody of the child

In the state of Hawaii, Joint legal, joint physical or sole child custody can and will be awarded to either or both of the parents or another person entirely based upon what would be in the best interests of the child or children and upon the wishes of a sufficiently mature child. The parent who has previously had custody of the child in a happy and healthy home and is considered an overall proper parent, is assumed to be the preferred custodian. Joint custody is allowed if it is arranged in assurance of the child’s continuing contact with both parents. The court can order an official child custody investigation and report if it is deemed relevant to the particular case. Grandparents or other significant family members may be awarded visitation. Family violence which has been committed by a parent will raise the presumption that it would not be in the best interests of a child for the parent to have custody. There are not other specific factors for consideration set out in this statute. [Hawaii Revised Statutes; Title 571, Chapter 46].

Rules for child support in Hawaii

Hawaii’s standard child support rules and regulations will apply in almost every divorce case, barring extraordinary circumstances. Both parents’ gross incomes and some child related expenses will be considered as the child support is calculated. Child support continues until the child reaches age 18 and it may extend until the completion of secondary education in some cases.

The court can at times order both or either parents to provide child support in an equitable manner. Some of the factors that would be considered include:

  • Earnings and existing resources of parents;
  • The potential earnings and reasonable necessities as well as borrowing capacity of the parents;
  • The continuing needs of the children;
  • The amount of public aid the children could be eligible to receive without any child support;
  • Any additional dependents of the parents;
  • Incentives given to both parents to work;
  • Attempts to balance standards of living of the parents to avoid placing either parent below the poverty line;
  • Attempts at avoiding an extreme change in either parent’s income; and
  • If a parent with school-age children could work and chooses not to, 30 hours of minimum wage income would be added to that parent’s assumed income.

There are additional official Child Support Regulations set out in the state statute. [Hawaii Revised Statutes; Title 576D, Chapter 7 and Title 580, Chapter 47].

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Rules for spousal support in Hawaii

Rules for spousal support

Alimony, which is sometimes referred to as spousal support, is at times ordered by the court to help one spouse live and comfortably exist in a manner established during marriage after the divorce. Assistance may be decided together upon by the couple before filing or it may be awarded by the court in a contested marriage dissolution case.

The court can and will award maintenance to either spouse, for either a long-term or a short-term basis to help the receiving spouse to begin to support his or herself after the divorce. In Hawaii, Infidelity, or marital misconduct, is not a factor which is considered. The factors to be considered are:

  • The standard of living that the couple enjoyed during the course of the marriage;
  • The length of the marriage;
  • If the spouse who would pay support could meet his or her own needs while still providing support for the other spouse;
  • The ability of the spouse who seeks support to meet any needs on an independent basis;
  • A comparative financial picture of the spouses;
  • Overall needs of both spouses;
  • The current age of the spouses;
  • The overall conditions of the spouses;
  • The occupation of both of the spouses at the time of the marriage;
  • Any vocational skills as well as the employability of the party who seeks support and maintenance;
  • The assumed duration of such a need of the party who seeks maintenance;
  • Child support and custodial responsibilities;
  • The ability of the spouse who would pay support to support his or her self as well as still meeting the needs of the spouse who seeks support;
  • Other factors measure the financial condi­tion of the spouses after the divorce; and
  • Any other reason that measures the overall financial picture of the spouses can help determine the final maintenance award. [Hawaii Revised Statutes; 580-47].

Property division in Hawaii

Property division

Hawaii is considered to be an “equitable distribution” state. The court will distribute all property of the two spouses, to include community, joint, and separate property, in a manner they believe to be equitable and just, based on the following factors:

  • The burdens which would be imposed upon the spouses for the benefit of a child or the children;
  • The position that each spouse will be in after the dissolution of the marriage;
  • The relative positions and abilities of the spouses;
  • The respective merits that the spouses present; and
  • Any and all other circumstances. [Hawaii Revised Statutes; 580-47].

In an uncontested case, the spouses may make property distribution decisions on their own, without the involvement of the court.

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Mediation support in Hawaii

In Hawaii, The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution offers voluntary resolution of disputes between divorcing spouses. The spouses may also opt for private mediation if so desired, which can be started at any time, before or after the filing of the divorce proceedings. These options are designed to help the divorce process move through the court system in a smooth and stress-free manner.

For those seeking to prepare their divorce papers using OnlineDivorce.com, utilizing divorce mediation can be a great tool to smooth out disagreements and prevent the case from going to court. This can be the simplest way to assure a fast, easy and affordable online divorce.

Divorce forms in Hawaii

Hawaii forms produced by OnlineDivorce.com are court approved divorce forms. We have automated the process of filling them out to simplify matters and avoid any difficulties which may occur with filling out paperwork alone. By utilizing OnlineDivorce.com, you can simplify the process of preparing divorce documents and help both parties to move forward with their lives.

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Filing fees for divorce in Hawaii

When you file your divorce papers, the court will charge filing fees that may vary by county. These costs are in addition to the cost of using OnlineDivorce.com. Please check with your local courthouse to determine the exact amount.

How long will it take?

The use of the OnlineDivorce.com service usually takes between 30 minutes and two hours or more depending on the complexity of your case. You’ll start filling out the questionnaire immediately and can either complete it in one sitting, or you can save your progress and complete it at a later date if that is more convenient for you.

Once you’ve gotten the documents complete, you will need to file them and get your spouse’s signature. You’ll have more information regarding the finalization of your divorce case once you complete your paperwork and submit it with the clerk of courts.

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  • We provide the full divorce packet that is required by a local court - clients do not need to drive to their local courthouse to get the blank forms or search for the right divorce forms online. In rare cases, some local forms specific to a filing county can vary in color, paper material, size and / or scanning bar code so they may need to be obtained from the county clerk's office directly.
  • We complete the necessary forms for clients based on the answers they give in a simple guided online interview - clients do not need to read through the legal jargon and try to figure out how to fill out those forms yourself.
  • We give the detailed and easy to follow step-by-step instructions for filing a divorce with the court - so a client knows exactly what to do to get his/her divorce finalized.
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  • We save time and money for our clients - if divorcing spouses are in agreement regarding the terms of their divorce, they typically don’t have to pay thousands to a lawyer to handle their divorce forms and they don't need to spend hours trying to do it all by themselves.
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