Legal Information: Hawaii

Know the Laws

Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.

Information about orders of protection due to domestic violence, which are issued in family court, and injunctions against harassment, which are issued in district court.

General information about custody in Hawaii.

Custody and kidnapping are complicated and it is important to try to find an experienced lawyer to help you with your case. The terms used on this page are defined generally, and may have different meanings in your state. Please check your specific state's laws with a lawyer.

General information about divorce with links to Hawaii-specific information.

Hawaii state law provides employment protections for domestic violence victims who need to take time off from work to handle issues related to domestic violence.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Hawaii and victim assistance programs. does not currently have information about state-specific gun laws for Hawaii.  For extensive information about federal gun laws, which apply to all states, please go to our Federal Gun Laws page.  

For additional information on gun laws in Hawaii, you can go to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence website.

You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.