Kapolei Courthouse

The Kapolei Courthouse—official name: Ronald T.Y. Moon Judiciary Complex—houses O’ahu’s Family Court. It’s on the west side of Kapolei, along the most deserted stretch of Kapolei Parkway. The entrance is off of Kamokila Boulevard. Here are detailed driving directions from the state itself!

The complex opened in May 2010, and alleviated overcrowding at the old family court in Honolulu. The complex is next door to the state’s juvenile detention facility.

Family Courts in the state of Hawai’i hear cases relating to:

  • Children, including guardianship cases and when kids are accused of a crime.
  • Domestic relations, including divorce, child support, and paternity.
  • Domestic violence
  • Civil commitment
  • Adult guardianship
  • Adult abuse

The Waianae rural district court is also held at the complex. District courts handle things like traffic violations and small civil claims.

The west side has one other district court, in Pearl City.

Office hours for the Ronald T.Y. Moon Judiciary Complex are 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Parking is metered—according to this article by lawyer Gavin Doi, it’s 50 cents per hour, and the machines only take quarters.