Hawaii Bankruptcy Law

Considering filing bankruptcy in Hawaii? You need to understand Hawaii bankruptcy law and exemptions.

As on overview we have listed some of the main exemptions, links to the federal courts serving Hawaii, and some filing statistics for Hawaii.

Hawaii Exemptions

$30,000 if family head or if 65 or more years old; $20,000 if any other person
Real property owned by debtor

amount of homestead exemption
Proceeds of sale of homestead for 6 months

100% *
Tenancies by the entirety

$2,575 (wholesale value)
Equity in one motor vehicle


This is just and overview and there is a detailed list of the Hawaii Bankruptcy Exemptions.

Hawaii Bankruptcy Courts

If you need more information about the Hawaii Federal Bankruptcy Courts you can click on the link for your district.

  • Hawaii District

  • Hawaii Filing Statistics

    Here are the counties in Hawaii with the highest amount of bankruptcy filings.

    Year - County
    Total
    Ch7
    Ch13
    2012 HONOLULU
    1564
    1061
    500
    2012 MAUI
    475
    403
    71
    2012 HAWAII
    377
    331
    46
    2012 KAUAI
    128
    105
    23

    You can see the information for all counties by visiting the Hawaii Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings by county page.

    Here are the most recently available statistics for monthly bankruptcy filings in Hawaii.

    Year - Month
    Total
    Ch7
    Ch13
    2013 June
    182
    135
    47
    2013 May
    201
    152
    49
    2013 April
    198
    153
    44
    2013 March
    194
    147
    47
    2013 February
    154
    113
    40
    2013 Janunary
    155
    112
    43


    You can see more data by visiting the Hawaii Personal Bankruptcy Filing Statistics page.

    If you have question about filing bankruptcy please visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page or schedule a free consultation with a local attorney.