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Hello,Sometimes there may be a delay in receiving a reply from me as I work on creating the best solution to the question you have presented.
Let me start by saying I am sorry to hear about this problem and the horrible situation you are in with finding out about your wife's past and the spending issue especially since you are now retired.
Hawaii is an equitable distribution state, meaning that if the parties can't agree, the property will be distributed in an equitable fashion, not necessarily equally. In making these further orders, the court shall take into consideration: the respective merits of the parties, the relative abilities of the parties, the condition in which each party will be left by the divorce, the burdens imposed upon either party for the benefit of the children of the parties, and all other circumstances of the case. [Based on Hawaii Revised Statutes 580-47]
So to specifically answer the question you presented earlier, this means you are not entitled to half of her cash box nor is she entitled to half of your money.
Again, I am sorry to hear about your situation but hope this information answers your question.
I wish you well,