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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Hawaii on
Q: For married co-plaintiffs, can he proceed pro se to represent himself while she hires an attorney to represent herself?

We are both suing the Hawaii Department of Human Services and some of its employees in federal court. He wants to give opening and closing statements and cross examinations but she wants an attorney to do it. We also both have differing litigation strategies. Can we have the best of both worlds and... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 4, 2021

I suggest you delete your case reference.

The individuals should both use an attorney, but if for some reason that is not possible, Federal Courts allow pro se appearances. You may, if applicable, want to fill out the forms to proceed in forma pauperis, which waives most fees.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Hawaii on
Q: whats the fastest and easiest way to get out my house?

I'm a 16 year old boy living in the state of Hawaii and am a victim of mental and emotional abuse by my parents. My house is such a toxic environment where my dad smokes illegally and will sometimes threaten to harm me if I ever got in his way. My mom won't try to stop this behavior and... Read more »

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Jun 11, 2017

You cannot do that without their knowledge, consent or permission. Family services and the court system will not help with mental abuse.

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