If you need to file for divorce in the state of Hawaii, then there are certain documents and procedures you must take in order to have this done properly. First and foremost, you will have to prove residency in Hawaii and show that the relationship had occurred for a period of six months before you officially file the divorce. After that portion is settled you need a proper reason for the family court to go through with the divorce. These primary documents will detail your reasoning and are absolutely critical to begin and also end all proceedings in the state of Hawaii. A few other pieces of documentation you will need include the Marital Settlement Agreement, Income and Expense Statements, Appear and Waiver, and Matrimonial Action Information Sheets. All of the paperwork and documents may seem overwhelming, but there is no need to worry as there is a Clerk of Courts or assistants that will be more than happy to help in any way possible.
Hawaii is also labeled an equitable distribution state, which means property assets will be divided in a very fair fashion rather than everything being split exactly equal. If the two parties involved cannot reach an agreement on the properties then the courts will come up with the final decision on the matter. Also, if there are any children involved that are minors then the two parties must come to an agreement on who will receive custody. Hawaii wants to make sure that the safety of the child or children come first and that they are placed in a situation where they do not feel emotionally traumatized. The person that does not gain custody will have to have a percentage of income formula calculated to determine precisely how much child support will need to be paid.
There are specific forms to properly file for divorce in the state of Hawaii and you are able to download those forms from the link below.
You can download All the necessary forms from Hawaii Judiciary Official Website.