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Hawaii Self-Help Interactive Forms

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, the Hawaii State Judiciary, and the Hawaii State Bar, with funding from the Legal Services Corporation's Technology Initiatives Grant, have collaborated to bring free interactive interviews that create court forms and legal documents to help self-represented individuals throughout Hawaii. The interactive forms were developed for use by limited income persons representing themselves in civil legal matters, but are available free of charge to all persons. The interactive interviews ask a series of questions to complete a legal form or court approved document. The interactive interviews also provide helpful information and instructions for next steps.These interviews can be used Statewide unless noted otherwise.

  • Self-Help Form: Advance Health Care Directive

    Use this legal document to give instructions about your future medical care and to designate a person to make health care decisions for you if you become incapacitated. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Appearance and Waiver

    Use this interactive interview if you have received a Complaint for Divorce, agree with your spouse (Plaintiff) on the matters of the divorce, and signed the Divorce Decree. Completing and filing the Appearance and Waiver means that you agree that the court may grant the divorce without you going to court. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Asset and Debt Statement - Oahu (First Circuit)

    Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete the Asset and Debt Statement for a Divorce case in Family Court of the First Circuit (Oahu). Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Cease Contact Letter

    Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete a Cease Contact Letter to a Creditor or Collection Agency. We suggest you read our publication Debt Collection: Cease Contact Letters before completing this interview. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: DHS Fair Hearing Request

    Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete a DHS Fair Hearing Request because your application for state benefits (financial assistance, medical benefits, food stamp benefits, social service benefits and other benefits) was denied or your current state benefits were reduced or ended. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Divorce without Children - Hawaii (Third Circuit)

    Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete the court forms for a Divorce without Children and if you will file your Divorce in the Third Circuit (Hawaii Island). Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Divorce without Children - Maui (Second Circuit)

    Use this interactive interview 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) Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Divorce without Children, Oahu - Part 2

    Use this interactive interview if you have already filed your first set of forms for a Divorce without Children in the First Circuit (Oahu) and would like to complete the court forms for divorce. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Divorce without Children, Oahu - Part 1

    Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete the first set of court forms for a Divorce without Children and if you will file your Divorce in the First Circuit (Oahu). Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Eviction Counterclaim

    Use this interactive interview if you would like assistance filling out a court form to dismiss claims made by your landlord in an eviction case against you as the tenant of a rental. 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 speeds up 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: Form Letter and TRO for Illegal Lockout

    Use this interactive interview to fill out a Form letter asking your landlord to allow you back into your rental unit or stop him/her from locking you out illegally and Court Forms asking the court to order your landlord to let you back into the unit. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Form Letter and TRO for Illegal Utilities Shut Off

    Use this interactive interview to fill out a Form letter and Court Forms asking your landlord to turn the utilities that were illegally shut off back on. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Garnishee Order

    Complete this court form if you want to collect money owed to you from a Judgment. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Guardianship of a Minor

    Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete the court forms required to file for a Guardianship of a Minor. This interview will assist you in completing the following court forms: 1) Petition, 2) Notice of Hearing, 3) List of Exhibits, 4) Waiver of Notice and Consent, and 5) Order Appointing Guardian with Limited/Unlimited Authority. 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