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Divorce Law in Hawaii

The Family Court’s monthly Divorce Law in Hawaii public education program begins its 22nd year in January 2023. Started in 2002 as a companion to the Family Court’s Kids First program, Divorce Law in Hawaii 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.


2023 Divorce Law in Hawaii ZOOM Sessions  (Free Program streamed on Zoom)
Divorce Law in Hawaii program is offered on the third Wednesday each month from noon – 1 p.m. on Zoom (dates are subject to change):

January 18

February 15

March 15

April 19

May 17

June 21

July 19

August 16

September 20

October 18

November 15

December 20

Register for a session at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtceyppzMsH9LTnA2msokGn6nQhlyerJ1w

Click here to download the 2023 flyer.


View print handouts for the Divorce Law in Hawaii seminar. 

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 Hawaii 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 Hawaii 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.