Legal Information: Guam

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
January 30, 2018

Do I need to tell the Court in Guam if I move?

Probably. If you won't be getting mail at your old address, the court that gave you your protective order needs to have an up-to-date address for you. That's because they may communicate with you by mail if anything happens to your protective order - for example, if your abuser asks the court to dismiss the order or if your order is changed in any way. If you will not be receiving mail at your old address, you must provide the Court with a new address where you can receive mail.

If you provide your new address to the Court, they should keep it confidential, but please double check this with the clerk of court. Ask whether your new address will be kept confidential to the public, including your abuser. Your new address could possibly be released to court officials in your new state or law enforcement officials. If you feel unsafe giving your new address, you might want to use the address of a friend you trust or a P.O. Box instead.