Divorce Law in Hawai`i

The Family Court’s monthly Divorce Law in Hawai`i public education program at the Supreme Court begins its 15th year in January 2016. Started in 2002 as a companion to the Family Court’s Kids First program, Divorce Law in Hawai`i covers custody, property division, child support and alimony, the difference between a contested divorce and uncontested divorce, all the ways to settle a divorce, and additional resources available to divorcing spouses.

William C. Darrah, Esq., an attorney in private practice, addresses the law and process of divorce, divorce settlement options, and ways to resolve a divorce with a minimum of conflict and expense. Tracey Wiltgen, Esq., the executive director of the Mediation Center of the Pacific, describes mediation as a divorce settlement option, and what happens in a divorce mediation at MCP.

Divorce Law in Hawai`i is presented in the Hawai`i Supreme Court courtroom on the second floor of Ali`iolani Hale (makai of the statue of King Kamehameha and across the street from Iolani Palace), 417 S. King St., Honolulu, Hawai`i. The presentation begins at noon, and lasts for an hour.

View the Divorce Law in Hawai`i seminar.  [ADA compliant version of the video transcript ]

The seminar dates* are:

  • Thursday, January 14, 2016
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Thursday, March 10, 2016 
  • Thursday, April 14, 2016
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016
  • Thursday, June 9, 2016
  • Thursday, July 14, 2016
  • Thursday, August 11, 2016
  • Thursday, September 22, 2016
  • Thursday, October 13, 2016
  • Thursday, November 10, 2016
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016

*These dates are subject to change.

There is no charge to attend the program. No reservations are necessary. Metered parking is available in the surrounding area. For more information about the Divorce Law in Hawai`i program, or divorce process generally, please contact the Family Court Service Center at 954-8290. If you have questions regarding Kids First please call 954-8280, or go to kidsfirsthawaii.com.

Metered parking is available in the surrounding area. Session dates and times are subject to change. No reservations are necessary as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Americans with Disabilities Act logo In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and other applicable state and federal laws, if you require an accommodation for a disability, when working with a court program, service or activity, please contact the ADA Coordinator at the First Circuit Court, Family Court office by telephone 954-8200, facsimile 954-8308, or via email adarequest@courts.hawaii.gov at least ten (10) working days before the activity date.

The Hawai`i State Judiciary does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by the speakers. The speaker’s remarks do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Hawai`i State Judiciary. The information provided is a general overview of basic legal concepts, and is not intended as legal advice for any specific person or situation.

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