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Legal Information: Guam

Know the Laws - By State

Please see below for state-specific laws that might be useful for victims and survivors of domestic violence. This information is written in a Q & A format and is meant to provide you with easy-to-understand information. You can also reach us at our Email Hotline if you have more specific questions.

A brief description of the difference between state laws and federal laws.

Information about orders of protection in Guam.

General information about custody in Guam and links to territory-specific information.

This page has some general information (not state-specific) about when one parent takes a child out of the state or country without the other parent’s consent.

Information about divorce in Guam.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Guam and victim assistance programs.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, it may be illegal for the abuser to buy or have a gun.

You may have a right to sue the abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.