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Legal Information: Guam

Statutes: Guam

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December 10, 2020

14105. Registration and Enforcement of Foreign Orders for Protection; Duties of Court Clerk.

(a) A certified copy of an order for protection or restraining order issued in another state may be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court. The Clerk shall act upon the order in the same manner as the clerk acts upon an order for protection or restraining order issued by the Superior Court.

(b) Any valid protection order related to abuse, or domestic or family violence, issued by a court of another state, tribe, territory or commonwealth of the United States, and filed in accordance with Subsection (a) shall be afforded full faith and credit by the courts of Guam and enforced as if it were issued on Guam, pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2265.

(c) The Clerk of the Superior Court shall:

(1) maintain a registry in which to enter certified orders for protection or restraining orders issued in other states that are received for filing; and

(2) at the request of a court of another state or at the request of a person who is affected by or has a legitimate interest in an order for protection, certify and forward a copy of the order to that court or person at no cost to the requesting party.