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Legal Information: Hawaii

Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of January 11, 2024

Where can I file for an order for protection?

You can file for an order for protection in the family court in the circuit where:

  • the petitioner lives or is temporarily located;
  • the subject of the petition, if s/he is a minor or incapactiated person, lives or is temporarily located;
  • the respondent lives; or
  • the domestic abuse occurred.1 

Go to our Hawaii Courthouse Locations page for addresses and phone numbers of the courthouses.  If you want help, you may want to contact an attorney.  Please see our Hawaii Finding a Lawyer page for more information.

1 HRS § 586-2