Hawaii Alimony Laws and Spousal Support

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Hawaii Alimony

Either party may be awarded alimony or spousal support, for a period of time that is deemed necessary to allow that party to become self-supporting. The factors that a Hawaii court will consider in awarding alimony are: 
  • the standard of living established during the marriage;

  • the duration of the marriage; 

  • the ability of the spouse from whom support is sought to meet his or her needs while meeting those of the spouse seeking support; 

  • the ability of the spouse seeking maintenance to meet his or her needs independently;

  • the comparative financial resources of the spouses; 

  • the needs and obligations of each spouse;

  • the age of the spouses;

  • the physical and emotional conditions of the spouses; 

  • the usual occupation of the spouses during the marriage; 

  • the vocational skills and employability of the spouse seeking support and maintenance;

  • the probable duration of the need of the spouse seeking support and maintenance;

  • any custodial and child support responsibilities; and 

  • other factors which measure the financial condition in which the spouses will be left as a result of the divorce. Marital fault cannot be considered.

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