8 STEPS TO AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE FOR GUAM RESIDENTS (2019) Step by Step divorce guide for Guam residents.

8 STEPS TO AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE FOR GUAM RESIDENTS (2019)

If you live in Guam you can obtain a divorce in 2 to 4 weeks for $800 plus the filing fees ($320). The divorce must be uncontested, that is, you and your spouse must agree to the divorce. Almost everything can be handled online and on the phone.

If you live in Guam you can obtain a divorce in 2 to 4 weeks for $800 plus the filing fees ($320). The divorce must be uncontested, that is, you and your spouse must agree to the divorce. Almost everything can be handled online and on the phone. So you can do almost everything from the comfort of your own home. We will interview you and prepare the divorce papers and work with you on revisions until they are satisfactory to you.

Here are the Steps for obtaining a Guam 7-Day Residency Divorce.

  1. fill out our form.

The best way to get started is to fill out the form on GET STARTED!

 

Once you complete that from, someone from our firm will contact you by phone, messaging app, and/or email. We will discuss your case and explain the process fully for you.

  1. Make a $300 down payment.

If after to speaking with us, you decide to use our firm, the next step will be to make a down payment of $300. Most people pay an online invoice or by providing the credit card information over the phone. There is no reason to come in to make the payment. If you prefer, you can visit the office and pay by cash.

Fees for an uncontested divorce for Guam residents are normally $750, plus court filing fees. Court filing fees are $320 for a total of $1020. You will pay the balance of $770 after we have finalized the papers and they are ready for filing. If you do not go forward with the divorce, you will never need to pay the balance.

  1. Receive your divorce papers within 24 hours.

Once the $300 down payment is made, in one business day we will prepare and email to you, all the documents necessary to complete your divorce. They will be ready for signature, unless you feel changes or revisions are needed.

  1. Obtain your spouse’s written consent.

Your spouse must sign a “consent to divorce and jurisdiction” form. The form will be part of the papers that we email to you. This form must be notarized by a U.S. notary public.  If your spouse is in Guam, he/she can sign the documents in our office, with no charge for the notary service.

Notary publics can also be found at the court, in many law offices, insurance agencies, and on Guam’s 2 military bases. Outside the United States, the forms may be notarized by an official in a U.S. Embassy or consulate office, or other U.S. recognized notary public.  Acceptable notaries can often be found on U.S. military installations abroad.

  1. Bring the completed papers to our office in Hagatna.

Of course, we need to receive the signed papers from you and your spouse, so we can file them in court. Both parties can come in and sign the papers in our office in front of our notary. If you had the papers notarized somewhere else, then just drop off the signed notarized papers at our office in Hagatna. We are located right behind the court and easy to find.

  1. Pay any balance owed.

Before we can file, you must pay any balance that you owe. If you made a $300 down payment, you will need to pay the balance of $770. Most people pay the balance when they drop the completed papers off  at our office. If you prefer, you can pay the balance online, using any debit or credit card.

  1. Wait for us to inform you that your divorce is final.

Once we receive your completed signed papers, and you have paid any balance due we will file your case in the Guam Superior Court, the next day. After that, you just wait for us to contact you and tell you your divorce is completed.

The court will normally grant the divorce in 2 to 4 weeks after filing. You do not need to go to court. If there is a hearing,  attorney from our office will represent you.

The divorce decree is usually released by the court a day after it is signed by the Judge.

As soon as we receive the decree, will will let you know and you can pick up a copy at our office.

Ron Moroni
Intake Specialist, Legal Assistant
Gumataotao & Pole