Grounds for Divorce
Hawaii is a no-fault state, which means that neither of the spouses is to blame for the fact that the marriage is broken. Therefore, the plaintiff does not have to provide evidence before the court of the fault of his/her spouse. To get a divorce in the state of Hawaii, one party only needs to state that the marriage is irretrievably broken. If one spouse denies an irretrievable breakdown, the court may delay the proceedings for up to 60 days and request that the couple seek counseling before granting a divorce. Couples can also request a no-fault divorce if they have lived separate and apart continuously for 2 or more years, and both agree that there’s no reasonable likelihood that they will live together as a married couple in the future.
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