Hawaii Bankruptcy Laws

Homestead:

$ 30,000 in case of the debtor being the family head or 65 or more years of age old, and $ 20,000 for all other cases.

Wages:

95 %, 90 % and 80 % respectively for the first $ 100 per month, then next $ 100 per month and balance per month. And 100 % for personal services during last 31 days before filling bankruptcy.

Ornamental Objects:

Jewelry, watches and similar items up to the extent of $ 1,000.

Automobile:

Equity in automobile can be under exempt up to $ 2,575.

Total or Absolute Exemptions for:

  • Necessary books, appliances, tools, apparels and uniforms, one commercial fishing boat and one commercial motor vehicle.
  • Burial plot (must not be more than 250 sq. ft.)
  • Wages and remuneration of last 31 days.
  • Group life insurance and disability insurance proceeds.
  • Fraternal & society benefits.
  • Public assistance payments.
  • Workmen's compensation benefits.
  • Policemen & Firemen pension system benefits.
  • Tenancies by entireties.
  • Specific partnership property interest.
  • Pension retirement benefits of public employees.
  • Employment security benefits.

Court Locations

Hilo, Honolulu, Lihue, and Wailuku

Jurisdictional Counties

All counties

Judges

Hon. Lloyd King (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)1132 Bishop St., Ste. 250L Honolulu, HI 96813(808) 522-8100Robert J. Faris (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)1132 Bishop St., Ste. 250L Honolulu, HI 96813(808) 522-8100

Clerks

Hon. Lloyd King (U.S. Bankruptcy Court)1132 Bishop St., Ste. 250L Honolulu, HI 96813(808) 522-8100Michael B. Dowling (Bankruptcy Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court)1132 Bishop St., Suite 250L Honolulu, HI 96813(808) 522-8100 x116

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