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Hawaii Family Courts

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Hawaii Family Courts

The Hawaii Family Courts are trial courts dedicated to cases involving families and children. They hear three main types of cases: Children, domestic relations, domestic violence.[1]

  • Children cases include: delinquency, status offenses, abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, adoption, guardianship, and detention.
  • Domestic relations cases include: divorce, child support, paternity, uniform child custody jurisdiction and other custody matters.
  • Domestic violence cases include: requests for civil restraining orders involving family members; offenses of abuse of family and household members; and felony charges limited to offenses against household members.
  • The courts also hears cases involving: civil commitment, guardianship of adults, and adult abuse.


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