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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of January 11, 2024

How much does an injunction against harassment cost? Do I need a lawyer?

There is a $15.00 filing fee for the TRO, which can be waived in exceptional circumstances.1 

Although you do not need a lawyer to file for an injunction against harassment, it may be helpful to have a lawyer.  This is especially important if the harasser has a lawyer or if the case is going to trial.  Even if the harasser does not have a lawyer, it is recommended that you contact a lawyer to make sure that your legal rights are protected.

If you cannot afford a lawyer but want one to help you with your case, you can find information on legal assistance on our Hawaii Finding a Lawyer page. If you are going to be in court without a lawyer, our Preparing for Court – By Yourself section may be useful to you.

1Hawai’i State Judiciary website