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Largest Hawaii Cities

  1. Honolulu - 390,738
  2. Waianae - 48,519
  3. Pearl City - 47,698
  4. Hilo - 45,714
  5. MILILANI - 45,093
  6. Wahiawa - 41,216
  7. Waipahu - 38,216
  8. Kaneohe - 34,597
  9. Kailua Kona - 33,321
  10. Kahului - 26,337
  11. Kihei - 23,677
  12. Lahaina - 22,156
  13. Wailuku - 20,729
  14. MAKAKILO - 18,248
  15. Schofield Barracks - 16,370
  16. KAPOLEI - 15,186

Filing Bankruptcy In Hawaii


Since 2006, more than 10 million consumers have come to this website figure out where they stand in relation to the 2005 (BAPCPA) bankruptcy law, and the  bankruptcy means test. 

Seventeen years later, the Means Test Calculator is still free, and we've updated it to use the latest applicable income and expense standards, for cases filed on or after May 15, 2023.

Local Forms & Instructions

Court Info for Hawaii

How Bankruptcy Handles Property

Hawaii Bankruptcy Exemptions

How Bankruptcy Handles Debt

Debts You CAN Discharge

  • Credit Card Debt,
  • Medical Debt
  • Lawsuit Liability (if not from fraud or willful or malicious injury), 
  • Personal Loans

Debts You Can Discharge Only In Special Cases

Debts You CAN NOT Discharge

What Happens To Secured Debts?

How Bankruptcy Affects Debt Co-Signers

    • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Lawyers Near Me

Note: This website is updated as time permits. It is up to you to contact your local court and confirm and update any information you need. Information is not advice. Consult with a bankruptcy lawyer for advice about how the law relates to your exact situation.


Bankruptcy Means Test Calculator for Every Hawaii County

Automatically apply the Hawaii median income standards and county expense standards your means test calculation.

Bankruptcy Courts for Every Hawaii County

Bankruptcy Courts Serving Hawaii

Hawaii Bankruptcy Exemption Laws

Automatically apply the Hawaii median income standards and county expense standards your means test calculation.


Free Bankruptcy Case Evaluation For Hawaii

Do you have questions about filing bankruptcy in Hawaii? Use the form below to connect with a lawyer through the Nolo / Martindale network of bankruptcy lawyers For Hawaii.
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Means Test Calculator for Your County, For Cases Filed on or after April 1, 2023

The free bankruptcy means test calculator is a free, automated version of the official Means Test Form you must file with the court.

This free automated version:

...to help you determine whether you pass the "means test" for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.



Hawaii Bankruptcy Exemptions - All Categories

Hawaii Exemptions Summary:


Head of family or over 65 to $30,000; all others to $20,000; property cannot exceed 1 acre; sale proceeds exempt for 6 months after sale (husband & wife may not double).

Vehicle Exemption


Personal Property

Jewelry, watches, & articles of adornment to $1,000
100% of Appliances & furnishings, Books & Clothing used by debtor and family
100% of Tools, implements, books, instruments, uniforms, furnishings, fishing boat, nets, motor vehicle, & other property needed for livelihood

Wild Card