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 this interactive interview to complete the form asking the court to waive your court filing fees because you cannot afford to pay such costs. This could be used for Family Court cases where there are filing fees including Divorce, Paternity, Adoption and Guardianship. Click here to see a list of court filing fees for Circuit Court.
What do I need to get started?
It is helpful to gather the following information before starting the self-help interview:
- Information about your expenses including rent, money in bank accounts, vehicles
- Information about your income including employment, public benefits and other sources of income