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  • Adoption, Guardianship, and Power of Attorney

    This brochure discusses the difference between adoption, guardianship, and power of attorney. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Power of Attorney

    This brochure provides answers to commonly asked questions about Powers of Attorney. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Power of Attorney

    Use this interactive interview if you would like to create a Power of Attorney to give a person powers related to your child(ren). Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • How to get Guardianship of a Minor or Incapcitated Adult

    Information about two basic kinds of guardianship: Guardianship of a Minor and Guardianship of an Incapacitated Person. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Family Court Forms for Maui

    Download family court forms for divorce, custody, temporary restraining orders, adoption, guardianship, and paternity. Read More

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    Hawaii State Judiciary
  • Family Court Forms for Oahu

    Download family court forms for divorce, custody, child support, temporary restraining orders, adoption, guardianship, and paternity. Read More

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    Hawaii State Judiciary
  • How to Represent Yourself

    This booklet provides basic information on how to represent yourself at a court or administrative hearing. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • How to request a Fee Waiver in Family Court

    In Family Court, most legal pleadings require paying a court filing fee. In some circumstances,nyou can have the fee waived, which means the court excuses you from paying. This brochure explains how to request a fee waiver in Family Court. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Legal Handbook for Hawaii's Older Persons, Families, and Caregivers

    "Deciding What's Next - A Legal Handbook for Hawaii's Older Persons, Families, and Caregivers" will guide you in a simplified way through several areas of legal concerns affecting older persons as well as their families and those who care for them. Read More

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    UH Elder Law Program (UHELP)
  • Pro-Se Packet for Legal Guardianship of an Incapacitated Person - Oahu (First Circuit)

    This packet describes the steps necessary to establish a guardianship of an incapacitated person under the new Act 161 of 2004. Information is provided on preparing documents and presenting them for filing. Read More

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    Hawaii State Judiciary
  • Self-Help Centers & Access to Justice Rooms

    The Hawaii Court Self-Help Centers and Access to Justice Rooms are a joint effort of the Hawaii State Judiciary, the Hawaii Access To Justice Commission, the Hawaii State Bar Association, local bar associations, and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii to help self-represented litigants better understand their rights and the court process. This is a free program provided by the help of volunteer attorneys. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Ex Parte Motion and Declaration to Advance or Expedite Hearing

    Use this interactive interview to assist you in completing either 1) A motion requesting that the court move your hearing to an earlier date (Advance Hearing) OR 2) A motion requesting that the court accelerate the time it normally takes to receive and consider a response (Expedite Hearing). Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Guardianship of an Incapacitated Adult - Oahu (First Circuit)

    Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete the court forms (Petition, Waiver of Notice, List of Exhibits, Order Appointing Guardian) for a Guardianship of an Incapacitated Person and if you will file your Guardianship in the First Circuit (Oahu). Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Motion and Affidavit to Waive Filing Fees - Oahu (First Circuit)

    Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete the Ex-Parte Motion and Affidavit to Waive Filing Fees in the First Circuit court (Oahu). This interview will assist you to complete the court form to ask the court to waive your court filing fees because you cannot pay such costs and provide for your necessities in life. This could be used for Family Court cases where there are filing fees including Divorce, Paternity, Adoption and Guardianship. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii