In Hawaii, alimony is called spousal support or spousal maintenance. A judge may order temporary support during divorce proceedings—sometimes called "pendente lite" support—as well as either temporary or permanent support after the divorce is final. Awards generally direct one spouse to pay the other a set amount periodically—monthly or weekly, for example—for a set period of time.
We’ve all heard the horror stories about divorce—the bitter arguments, the sky-high attorney fees, the endless court appearances, the traumatized children. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you and your spouse are able to be reasonable and compromise with each other, you can get what’s called
Overview of Annulment This article focuses on "civil annulments" not "religious annulments," which can only be granted by a church or clergy member. Civil annulments and divorces are similar in the sense that they make a determination about marital status.
In Hawaii, courts may order a financially better-off spouse to provide financial support (alimony) to a financially dependent spouse (or “supported spouse”). If the supported spouse gets remarried or begins cohabiting with another person, however, the paying spouse may want to take steps to end or reduce these alimony payments.
If you are about to get married, you may wonder whether you need a prenuptial agreement to protect your assets. Today, many couples enter into prenuptial agreements to remove uncertainty about how their property and financial obligations will be resolved in the event of a divorce.
Unfortunately, some parents may quit their job or take a lower-paying job to lessen their child support obligation. However, hiding or decreasing one’s income to avoid child support is never a good idea. Ultimately, a parent’s attempts to avoid their child support obligation to hurt their ex, ends
Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes. Children that witness family violence are more likely to be victims or abusers themselves as adults. For this reason, courts pay close attention to claims of domestic violence when awarding custody to parents. This article
One of the challenges divorcing couples must face is dividing their marital property and assigning marital debts. Hawaii law requires a division of property in divorce to be equitable, meaning that it must be fair but not necessarily equal.