Update on the Coronavirus's Impact on Guam

In response to the decreasing numbers of Coronavirus cases on Guam, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero placed the island in Pandemic Condition of Readiness 2 effective May 10th.  This allows for some relaxing of restrictions and permits some non-essential businesses to open.  However, these businesses must implement detailed guidelines to protect workers and customers alike.

Most government offices continue to operate on a very limited basis.  The Guam courthouse is largely closed to the public, although some emergency hearings are permitted using video conferencing.

Of course, the key question most of you reading this notice have is: “What impact will this have on my desire to pursue a Guam 7-day residency divorce?”  The good news is that although our Court’s functions are limited, we are still able to file new cases.  So, consent domestic matters, like 7-day residency divorces, will continue to be processed.  The bad news of course is the fact that international travel has become extremely difficult and most hotels remain closed.

Consequently, your pursuit of a Guam divorce may be delayed.  However, if you are thinking about the possibility of pursuing a Guam 7-day residency divorce, I encourage you to contact my office sooner rather than later.  I can at least provide you with important information and the necessary worksheet.  Together we can plan an appropriate strategy for your situation.  After all, eventually, this unfortunate situation will get better.

If you are interested in learning more about a Guam 7-day residency divorce, please contact me via email at: or call my office at 1-671-472-8472.  Be safe!