Hawaii Simplified Divorce Procedures

The "irretrievable breakdown of the marriage" may be shown by both spouses stating so in an affidavit or by 1 spouse stating so in an affidavit and the other spouse not denying it. The court, in such cases, may waive a hearing in uncontested divorces and grant the divorce based on the affidavit. [Hawaii Revised Statutes; Title 580, Section 42].

Each state has its own unique filing procedure. When filing for divorce in Hawaii, you must adhere to the strict filing guidelines and prepare and submit the appropriate mandatory divorce documents to the county court. You can visit the Hawaii state statutes located at: to learn more about these documents. You will discover that some documents may be provided by the Hawaii Legal System and others must be constructed on a case-by-case basis containing certain information and criteria to adhere to the Hawaii Laws and the filing requirements.