How much does it cost to get an order of protection? Do I need a lawyer?
It does not cost anything to file for an order of protection.1
Many orders of protection cases are handled without a lawyer however it can often be helpful to have one represent you in court. If you believe that the other side will have a lawyer, however, or if there are complicated issues to be raised in your case, it may be especially important to have a lawyer.
If you want a lawyer for the hearing, call one as early as possible. For a list of legal organizations, go to our GU Finding a Lawyer page.
1 M.R. 2.1.2(C); 19 Guam Code § 14104
If you are going to be in court without a lawyer, our Preparing for Court – By Yourself section may be useful to you.