2011 Hawaii Code
DIVISION 3. PROPERTY; FAMILY
TITLE 31. FAMILY
580. Annulment, Divorce, and Separation
§580-5 Proof.


HI Rev Stat § 580-5 (2011 through Reg Sess) What's This?

§580-5 Proof. Upon the hearing of every complaint for annulment, divorce, or separation, the court shall require exact legal proof upon every point, notwithstanding the consent of the parties. Where the matter is uncontested and the court, in its discretion, waives the need for a hearing, then the court shall require exact legal proof upon every point by affidavit. [L 1870, c 16, §5; CpL p 435; am L 1903, c 22, §2; am L 1905, c 19, §2; am L 1915, c 56, §2 and c 192, §2; RL 1925, §2970; RL 1935, §4465; RL 1945, §12215; am L 1949, c 53, §29; RL 1955, §324-25; am L 1957, c 72, §4; am L 1966, c 22, §5; HRS §580-5; am L 1973, c 211, §5(b); am L 1989, c 127, §1]

Case Notes

Burden of "exact legal proof" not met. 37 H. 17.

Burden on libellant. 38 H. 394.

Fact that libellant had been twice divorced immaterial; corroboration of libellant's testimony not required. 42 H. 264.

Libellant's testimony negated "exact legal proof" of "grievous mental suffering". 43 H. 381.

Cited: 24 H. 29, 34; 36 H. 528.

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