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Hawaii Divorce Residency Requirements

The party filing for Hawaii divorce must have lived in the State 3 months. However, a final divorce will not be granted unless one party has been a resident of the State for at least 6 months.

Hawaii Divorce Filing Requirements

A Hawaii divorce should be commenced in either: 

  • the district where the party filing for the divorce resides, or 

  • where the parties last lived together as Husband and Wife.

Hawaii Divorce Grounds

The grounds for Hawaii divorce are as follows:

  • irretrievable breakdown of the marriage;

  • living separate and apart without cohabitation for 2 years and it would not be harsh or oppressive to the defendant spouse to grant the divorce; and(3) Legal separation and there has been no reconciliation.

Expedited Hawaii Divorce Procedure

 If the grounds for Hawaii divorce are the "irretrievable breakdown of the marriage", the Court will grant a divorce, without a hearing, if: 

  • both parties state in a written affidavit that the marriage is irretrievably broken down, or 

  • if one party states in an affidavit that the marriage is irretrievably broken down and the other party does not deny the statement in the affidavit.

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