Sen. Shimabukuro Passes Bill to Help Domestic Violence Victims Flee to File Divorces

SB828 (2021) allows domestic violence victims and others to file for divorce in Hawaii immediately upon arrival, rather than go through the waiting period under previous law. Here is a link to SB828, which was introduced by Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, and was part of the Legislative Women’s Caucus Package: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Archives/measure_indiv_Archives.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=828&year=2021

Here is a link to a September 2022 KHON news story about SB828: https://www.khon2.com/local-news/more-shelter-space-needed-as-domestic-violence-survivors-flee/amp/