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Petitions for divorce in Hawaii should be filed in Family Court in the circuit where the applicant lives. (Hawaii Statutes Chapter 580 Sections 1 and 41) In order to obtain a divorce in Hawaii, the applicant must have been domiciled and physically present in the state for at least 3 months prior to filing for divorce and for 6 months before a divorce decree is issued. (Hawaii Statutes Chapter 580 Section 1)
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