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Divorce ends a marriage and settles all legal matters between parties to a marriage. After a divorce, the parties to a marriage are no longer legally bound to each other and can marry someone else.

If you are planning to get a divorce:

Getting Legal Help

This section provides general information about the law. It is not intended to substitute for legal counsel or legal advice. If you need legal help, please consult a licensed attorney.


Mediation is an effective way to resolve disputes without having the court decide each matter.

Volunteer Settlement Master Process

The VSM process may help you settle your divorce disputes.

Divorce Law in Hawai`i

Divorce Law in Hawai`i is a series of free informational seminars sponsored by the Family Court of the First Circuit. Presentations include an overview of custody and visitation, child support, property division and alimony.

Kids First/Children First/Children in Transition

Kids First, an education program for families going through divorce, needs caring and reliable people to facilitate children’s groups.