In order to file the complaint for divorce in Hawaii, one must make sure that the Family Court has jurisdiction over the case.
Meeting the Hawaii residency requirements is a concern for a spouse who has currently shifted or is willing to move in the near future.
- As per the law, there is no absolute separation from the bond of matrimony shall be
sanctioned for any cause unless either party to the marriage has been domiciled.
- The law states that divorce is not valid unless either party has been physically present in the province for a uninterrupted period of at least 180 days prior filing the separation case.
- The separation petition should be documented in the judicial district where the complainer resides or
the judicial area where the spouses last resided together as a married couple.