Legal Information: Hawaii

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
August 5, 2021

Can I get an injunction against harassment against a same-sex partner?

No.  Injunctions against harassment cannot be filed against current or former dating partners, a spouse or ex-spouse, someone with whom you live/lived romantically, or someone who is considered to be a “reciprocal beneficiary.”1  For information on filing for an order for protection against a same-sex partner in family court, please see our Orders for Protection due to Domestic Abuse (Family Court) page.

1 HRS § 586-1

You can find information about LGBTQIA victims of abuse and what types of barriers they may face on our LGBTQIA Victims page.

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