Contrary to public opinion, the Courts really do want to get your case processed and over with as soon as possible.  That’s why in Hawaii Family Court, they set a limit of one year from date of filing for you to get your case done.  HFCR Rule 41(e)(2).  They want you to ‘get on it’ and get service on the other side within six months.  HFCR Rule 41(e)(1).  That’s also why they give you nine months to “set” a case for hearing (if there’s going to be arguments), from the day you file it. HFCR Rule 94.

But now I’ve been told that the Motion to Set deadline is NOT vigorously enforced.  With the court being very busy and all, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised.  But I am.