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Legal Information: Guam

Statutes: Guam

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Updated: 
December 10, 2020

MR 2.1.4. Relief

A. Temporary Order of Protection. A court may grant the following temporary relief at the ex parte hearing:

(1) Enjoining and restraining the Respondent from harassing, abusing, threatening, using or attempting to use physical force or cause bodily injury to the Petitioner and the minor child/ren, or communicating directly or indirectly with the Petitioner or the minor(s);

(2) Enjoining the Respondent from coming within five hundred (500) feet of the Petitioner, Petitioner’s residence, place of employment, school, or the minor child/ren until otherwise permitted by the Court;

(3) Restraining the Respondent from interfering with the Petitioner’s temporary custody of the minor child/ren, or removing them from Guam;

(4) Granting exclusive possession of the family residence to the Petitioner by evicting the Respondent or restoring possession to the Petitioner when the residence or household is jointly owned or leased by the parties;

(5) Granting the Petitioner use of a vehicle or other personal possession, or ordering payment of certain costs, fees, rent or mortgage payments, child support, medical and dental costs, court costs, or attorneys fees;

(6) Awarding temporary custody, providing for or prohibiting visitation with the child/ren;

(7) Ordering the temporary or permanent surrender of any kind of weapon, or instrument that could inflict harm or injury in the possession of the Respondent.

SOURCES: 7 GCA § 40105; and 19 GCA § 8404.

B. Order of Protection. A court may grant the following permanent relief:

(1) Enjoining and restraining the Respondent from harassing, abusing, threatening, using or attempting to use physical force or cause bodily injury to the Petitioner and the minor child/ren, or communicating directly or indirectly with the Petitioner or the minor(s);

(2) Enjoining the Respondent from coming within five hundred (500) feet of the Petitioner, Petitioner’s residence, place of employment, school, or the minor child/ren until otherwise permitted by the Court;

(3) Restraining the Respondent from interfering with the Petitioner’s custody of the minor child/ren, or removing them from Guam;

(4) Granting exclusive possession of the family residence to the Petitioner by evicting the Respondent or restoring possession to the Petitioner when the residence or household is jointly owned or leased by the parties;

(5) Granting the Petitioner use of a vehicle or other personal possession, or ordering payment of certain costs, fees, rent or mortgage payments, child support, medical and dental costs, court costs, or attorneys fees;

(6) Awarding permanent custody, providing for or prohibiting visitation with the child/ren;

(7) Ordering the temporary or permanent surrender of any kind of weapon, or instrument that could inflict harm or injury in the possession of the Respondent.

SOURCES: 7 GCA § 40105; 19 GCA § 8404, and 9 GCA § 30.32.