At least one spouse must live in Hawaii for a minimum of six months before filing for divorce.
Grounds for Divorce
If your marriage is over and cannot be saved, you meet the requirements for a no-fault divorce on the grounds that your marriage is irretrievably broken.
Filing for Divorce
All divorces in Hawaii are filed at the Circuit Court Clerk's office. The spouse that files for divorce must live on the island in the Circuit where the divorce will be filed for three months before filing.
Hawaii Divorce Basics
- Serve your spouse with divorce papers by mail or hand-delivery. No formal service is required.
- File for divorce by mail. No court hearing is required.
- Receive your judge-signed Decree in the mail, usually within just 30 days.