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Kids First is a mandatory program of the Hawai‘i State Judiciary to educate families about the impact of divorce and separation on children. Your attendance happens after you have filed your case with the court. On this website, you will find information about the Kids First program and other information to help you regarding divorce and separation. On the left are guidelines to find the information you may need. For more information contact the Kids First office at (808) 954-8280.
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Below are websites you might find helpful during your divorce, separation or paternity proceedings. These are not associated with the Hawai‘i Judiciary system or the Friends of Kids First programs. We hope these might provide you and your family additional information.
The Divorce Law in Hawai‘i informational program is now in its thirteenth year assisting the public in understanding divorce law. A companion to the Kids First program, Divorce Law in Hawai‘i offers families going through divorce guidance on how to get organized, adopt an effective frame of mind, and fairly resolve divorce issues without needless expense or conflict.
The program is free and open to all who are interested in the divorce process. No reservations are necessary. For additional information on this program, please contact the Ho‘okele Family Center at (808) 954-8290
For all inquiries not regarding the Kids First program, please contact the Ho‘okele Family Service Center at (808) 954-8290.
Please review our legal disclaimers on the Legal Forms and Information page
Hawai‘i Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald and First Circuit Deputy Chief Judge Mark Browning officially opened the Kapolei Access to Justice Room on December 7th, 2012. The Kapolei Access to Justice Room is located on the third floor of the complex and is open on the first and third Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Appointments are made for the clinic through the Ho‘okele Self Help Desk on the first floor of the Kapolei Courthouse, (808) 954-8290.
“In this economy, we have an increasing number of self-represented litigants coming to Family Court because they cannot afford an attorney. Thanks to the support of the volunteer attorneys from the Family Law Section of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association, litigants can go to the courthouse to obtain
basic legal advice and assistance.” - First Circuit Senior Family Court Judge Mark Browning
“The Hawai`i State Judiciary now has self-help centers and/or access to justice rooms in every circuit in the State. We are deeply grateful to our partners for making these services available, including the Hawai`i State Bar Association, Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i, AmeriCorps, and the attorneys who donate their time.” - Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald
Below are some programs the State of Hawai‘i offers that you may find helpful during your divorce.
President: Marianita Lopez
Vice-President: Kathy Albu
Treasurer: Faye Kimura