572B-10 Unions performed in other jurisdictions. A legal union of two persons that is not a marriage under chapter 572, which was validly formed in another jurisdiction, and which is substantially equivalent to a civil union under this chapter, shall be recognized as a valid civil union in this State and shall be treated the same as a civil union entered into in this State regardless of whether it bears the name civil union; provided that the relationship meets the eligibility requirements of this chapter, has been entered into in accordance with the laws of that jurisdiction, and can be documented.
Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 572B-10
- Civil union: means a union between two individuals established pursuant to this chapter. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 572B-1
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.