Family Law

Family Law

Family Law Issues including: Divorce, Paternity, Custody, Adoption and Guardianship of a Minor

Individuals with any of the above legal issues will meet with a volunteer attorney at a Neighborhood Legal Clinic for legal advice and counsel. The Clinic attorney will determine whether the case is appropriate for referral for additional pro bono assistance.

Uncontested Divorce Workshop - Oahu only

The Uncontested Divorce Workshop covers cases in which both spouses agree to a divorce and also agree on the division of assets and debts, child support, custody, and visitation arrangements. Individuals wishing to sign up for the Workshop must first meet with an attorney at a Neighborhood Legal Clinic.

Uncontested Guardianship Workshop - Oahu Only

The Uncontested Guardianship Workshop helps people who are seeking guardianship over a child or a disabled minor turning 18. The child’s parents and/or others legally responsible for the child’s welfare must agree to the guardianship. Individuals wishing to sign up for the Workshop must first meet with an attorney at a Neighborhood Legal Clinic.

About the Workshops

Volunteer Legal’s Self Help Workshops provide information and assistance to individuals who are representing themselves. In a small group or individual setting, a volunteer attorney explains the law and legal process and goes through the court forms.

Additional Self Help Resources

Hoohiki. Hoohiki is an electronic database maintained by the State Judiciary that gives the public access to civil case information filed in the Circuit and Family Courts and certain civil cases of the District Courts. To track the status of your case click here.

Court Self Help Centers. If you have a court deadline tomorrow, Volunteer Legal may not be able to assist you in time. If you are in this situation please go to one of the Self Help Centers located at courthouses across the state. For more information about Self Help Centers, including hours and locations state wide click here. This free tool put together by the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, has valuable brochures and interactive court forms available to everyone, regardless of income, for civil legal issues including a variety of family law issues.. Notably, if you need help with filing an answer to a divorce complaint, click here.

Court Forms. The court website has helpful forms and instructions available online for pro se litigants. Click here to see the court forms available in your district.

Hawaii Legal Services Portal. Locate additional legal resources and organizations that may be able to assist you by answering a few questions about yourself and your legal issue. To access the Hawaii Legal Services Portal click here.


Calling in:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Except for Holidays and Staff Training Days)

Walk-in Intake (Oahu):
Monday - Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. (Except for Holidays and Staff Training Days)


Volunteer Legal Services Hawai'i
545 Queen Street, Suite 100,
Honolulu, HI 96813