When is Spousal Support or Alimony Awarded in Hawaii?

In Hawaii, a court may award spousal support if it is just and equitable. The court must consider: the financial resources of the parties, the ability of the party seeking support to meet his or her needs independently, the duration of the marriage, the standard of living established during marriage, the age of the parties, the physical and emotional condition of the parties, the occupation(s) of the parties during marriage, the vocational skills and employability of the spouse seeking support, the needs of the parties, child custody and support responsibilities, the ability of the party from whom support is sought to meet his or her own needs while providing support to the other party, the probable duration of support and, any other relevant factors. (Hawaii Statutes Chapter 580, Section 47)

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