"A Note Concerning the Recent North Korean Threats"

A Note Concerning the Recent North Korean Threats

Undoubtedly, if are you considering processing a 7-day divorce on Guam, recent threats made by North Korea towards Guam have caught your attention.  Although I understand that this may cause some concern, I want to assure you that life on the island goes on as usual.  If you were here, you wouldn’t sense a heightened level of concern within the community.  We adults are all going to work as usual and our children are enjoying the first weeks of school.  We sleep very well at night fully aware that we are militarily one of the best-protected spots in the world, and with confidence that this situation will soon pass, as it has numerous times before.

Despite the fact that many Americans have little knowledge about Guam, our island is well known in the Pacific region.  In fact, we host 1.5 million tourists a year.  Most of our tourists come from Asian countries, especially Japan, Korea, and China.  Despite North Korea’s threat, Guam is on track to set an August record for tourists’ arrivals.  This is a clear indicator that those who of us who live in Asia and the Western Pacific view recent events in a broader perspective and see little reason for anxiety or concern.

To give you an idea of how the threats have impacted Guam, and to give you insight into our culture, I am attaching a website to a recent article by the New York Times.  I think that you will find the article interesting and informative.  The site is: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/20/world/asia/guam-north-korea.html?mcubz=0&_r=1

Again, if you are considering a divorce outside of your home state or country, Guam may well be your best choice.  Keep in mind that Guam is part of the U.S. and therefore part of the American legal system.  Guam only requires a one-week stay to establish residence for a consent divorce.  This is the shortest residency requirement within the U.S.  And, perhaps most importantly, a Guam divorce is recognized by any country that recognizes U.S.’ divorces.

For more information about Guam divorces, please contact me through email at: guamfamilylawoffice@gmail.com.  We look forward to assisting you and displaying our “hafa adai” spirit of hospitality.

Bill Pesch
Guam Family Law Office



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