Brown Bag Lunch Series: Ins & Outs of the Divorce Process

March 16, 2019, 12:30 PM HST
* Updated March 11, 12:49 PM
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The nonprofit Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center hosts a free talk on Thursday, March 21, 2019, as part of their “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” Brown Bag Lunch Series. Talks are Third Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney at 655 Kīlauea Ave. in Hilo.

Erin R. Henschel. Courtesy Kui‘kahi Mediation Center.

This month’s speaker is Erin R. Henschel, Esq. on the topic “Ins and Outs of the Divorce Process: Information for Self-Represented Divorces.”

“Navigating legal issues around divorce information can trip people up,” says Henschel. “We’ll go over terms such as ‘legal custody’ vs. ‘physical custody,’ ‘visitation’ vs. ‘custody,’ and what ‘martial assets’ really are.”

In this talk, learn about initial filings for self-represented divorces, the benefits of mediation in divorce, and resources available.  (Note: divorce information provided is general and will not constitute legal advice.)

Henschel received her B.A. with Honors in International Development from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada and her J.D. from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She originally came to Kailua-Kona to work for Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i as an AmeriCorps volunteer, then fell in love with Hawai‘i Island so stayed to make her home here. She started a private family practice, Lehua Law, in Kailua-Kona.


Ku‘ikahi’s Brown Bag Lunch Series is free and open to the public.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch, enjoy an informal and educational talk-story session, and meet others interested in “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace.”


For more information, contact Ku‘ikahi Program Coordinator Majidah Lebarre at (808) 935-7844 ext. 3 or [email protected], or go online.

This lunch-and-learn series is made possible thanks in part to funding from the County of Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Island United Way. 

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