Legitimacy of Guam divorce


Dear polara:

Greetings. I do not know anything about Guam divorces, as I am licensed in North Carolina. You will need to contact an attorney in Guam.

If you are asking if we recognize a divorce from Guam, that is another point all together. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

1829 East Franklin Street, Bldg 600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919.321.0780 main phone
919.787.6668 main fax


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Hello. There are a lot of websites advertising quickie divorces and almost all seem to be dubious, to say least. However, the possibility of a Guam divorce is interesting to my wife and me. Here are the salient points. In your experience, can we be legally divorced this way?

  1. Months ago, my wife and I completed a legal separation, simple, no kids, no disputes.

  2. We have agreed that neither of us will contest a divorce and we both will sign legally binding documents to that effect.

  3. Neither of us wants NC’s one-year waiting period to still hang over our heads as we are both in new romantic relationships.

  4. I will soon be leaving NC and moving to Ohio. My girlfriend is an EU citizen and the easist way for her to immigrate is by marrying (which we want anyway).

  5. A Guam legal firm says that in an UNCONTESTED divorce in which BOTH PARTIES waive the right to contest, there is no residency requirement.

  6. Guam is a U.S. territory and ALLEGEDLY a legal decision made by a court there is recognized in any US state.

If we file for divorce in a Guam court, using a Guam attorney, and it is granted, are we then offically divorced? Thank you!