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Legal Information: Guam

Statutes: Guam

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Updated: 
December 10, 2020

MR 2.1.2. Petition

A. Petition for Order of Protection.

(1) A Petition for an Order of Protection shall be filed with the Clerk of Court at the Courts and Ministerial Division of the Superior Court of Guam.

(2) The new designation for a Petition of an Order of Protection shall be “Protective Order—PO Case #00–0000.” Plaintiff shall be the “Petitioner.” Defendant shall be the “Respondent.”

(3) All petitions must be made under oath, and contain detailed facts and information to assist the Court in making a determination of the basis for the petition.

B. Separate Actions. Petitions for an Order of Protection may be filed separately, filed concurrently with another case, or subsequent to another existing case. All cases involving the same parties shall be automatically consolidated by the Clerk of Court for assignment.

C. Costs. Petitions for an Order of Protection shall be filed without cost. This fee exemption applies only to these Petitions for Orders of Protection. The fee exemption is not available for any concurrent or subsequent filing of a related domestic, child custody, or child support action. Fees must be paid for related domestic, child custody, or child support actions, even if filed at the same time as the Petition for Order of Protection.

SOURCE: 19 GCA § 14104.

D. Clerk Office Open. The Clerk’s Office shall be open and available to assist any person seeking an Order of Protection Monday through Friday at the hours of 11:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. If the Court is not open for regular business hours, or on the weekend, a petition may be heard by the magistrate judge, or any judge available on duty.