The following is a summary of Hawaii property division laws, and is by no means intended to be an all-inclusive description of what to expect in your particular case. In some cases, the exact text of the statute may have been simplified and/or modified to provide for easier understanding. For a more specific understanding of the laws, you should consult the full Hawaii Code and/or consult with an attorney about how the law might apply to your particular situation.

Guidelines in Determining Property Division.

When dividing and distributing the property and debts of the parties, Hawaii law lists the following guidelines that shall be taken into consideration by a Hawaii divorce court:

  1. The respective merits of the parties;
  2. The relative abilities of the parties;
  3. The condition in which each party will be left by the divorce, the burdens imposed upon either party for the benefit of the children of the parties; and
  4. All other circumstances of the case.

-From Section §580-47 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes


This information has been summarized from the Hawaii statutes. You can find the full-text version of these and other Hawaii divorce statutes online here: Hawaii Divorce Laws.




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