2011 Hawaii Code
DIVISION 3. PROPERTY; FAMILY
TITLE 31. FAMILY
580. Annulment, Divorce, and Separation
§580-13 Security and enforcement of maintenance and alimony.


HI Rev Stat § 580-13 (2011 through Reg Sess) What's This?

§580-13 Security and enforcement of maintenance and alimony. Whenever the court makes an order or decree requiring a spouse to provide for the care, maintenance, and education of children, or for an allowance to the other spouse, the court may require the person subject to such order or decree to give reasonable security for such maintenance and allowance. Upon neglect or refusal to give the security, or upon default of the person subject to such order or decree and such person's surety to provide the maintenance and allowance, the court may sequester such person's personal estate, and the rents and profits of such person's real estate, and may appoint a receiver thereof and cause such person's personal estate and the rents and profits of such person's real estate to be applied towards such maintenance and allowance, as to the court shall from time to time seem just and reasonable. [CC 1859, §1333; am L 1903, c 22, §2; RL 1925, §2981; RL 1935, §4477; RL 1945, §12228; RL 1955, §324-39; HRS §580-13; am L 1973, c 211, §5(h); am L 1974, c 65, pt of §2]

Case Notes

This section is limitation upon words "or out of his property" found in §580-74. 26 H. 128.

Application in connection with contempt. 28 H. 291.

Receiver appointed. 28 H. 291; 35 H. 570.

Sequestration. 33 H. 725.

Judicial sale of real property at suggestion of both parties. 39 H. 653.

Failure to comply with alimony order must be punished as criminal contempt if contemnor lacks present ability to comply. 60 H. 160, 587 P.2d 1220.

Cited: 13 H. 654, 661; 14 H. 152, 156; 23 H. 281, 289; 31 H. 574, 576.

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