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Self-Help Form: Divorce without Children - Maui (Second Circuit)

Authored By: Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
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Welcome! This online interview was developed by the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii for use by low-income persons representing themselves, however it is available free of charge to all persons. These forms are not for commercial use and charging for use in any way is prohibited.

Use these interactive interviews if you would like to complete the court forms for a Divorce without Children and if you will file your Divorce in the Second Circuit (Maui). We suggest you read our publication Divorce Law in Hawaii and download the Document Checklist before continuing. 

 

What do I need to get started?

This Divorce packet comes in 5 parts (Part A, B, C, D, and E). It is helpful to gather the following information before starting the self-help interviews:

  • You and your spouse's full legal name

  • You and your spouse's mailing address

  • You and your spouse's contact phone numbers

  • You and your spouse's social security number, if available

  • You and your spouse's birth date

  • You and your spouse's employer name (if applicable)

  • You or your spouse's attorney name (if applicable)

  • Date, city, state/country (if foreign country) of your marriage

  • List of individual and joint assets including cash, banks and savings accounts, real property, retirement, etc.

  • List of individual and joint debts including credit cards, personal loans community and separate debts, etc.

  • List of your current income and regular expenses

 

Ready to begin the Divorce Packet? 

 Click here to begin the Divorce without Children Part A Interview

Use this interactive interview to complete the following forms:

  1. The Complaint for Divorce establishes the history of marriage, identifies the husband and wife and the number of their children, covers why a divorce is being requested, asks for a "just and equitable" distribution of assets and liabilities, requests terms and conditions of custody and visitation.

  2. The Summons to Answer Complaint, singed by the clerk of the court, puts the Defendant (party that receives or is served the Complaint for Divorce) on notice that he or she has 20 days to file an Answer or face a default judgment against him or her. A copy of the Summons is attached to the Complaint for Divorce.

  3. The Matrimonial Action Information (MAI) Form, signed by the Plaintiff (party that files the Complaint for the Divorce), provides important information about the spouses and the children.

 Click here to begin the Divorce without Children Part B Interview

Use this interactive interview to complete the following form:

  1. The Income and Expense Statement identifies money the husband or wife earns and spends. 

 Click here to begin the Divorce without Children Part C Interview

Use this interactive interview to complete the following form: 

  1. The Asset and Debt Statement identifies the husband's or wife's properties, belongings, bank accounts, and money he or owes.

 Click here to begin the Divorce without Children Part D Interview

Use this interactive interview to complete the following form:

  1. The Affidavit of Plaintiff, which must be notarized, asks the court to grant a default divorce (the Plaintiff (you) gets what he/she wants in the divorce) because more than 20 days have passed since the Defendant (your spouse) did not file an answer or response to the Complaint. The Affidavit of Plaintiff also requires information and dates about the history of the marriage. 

 Click here to begin the Divorce without Children Part E Interview

Use this interactive interview to complete the following form:

  1. The Divorce Decree is the last form that is completed by you, and the last step of a divorce. Your divorce becomes final once the judge signs and files the divorce decree. 

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Last Review and Update: Aug 13, 2018