Notice

The District Court of Guam remains OPEN


... and can continue operations for approximately three weeks, through February 9, 2018, by using court fee balances and other funds not dependent on a new appropriation.

Most proceedings and deadlines will occur as scheduled. In cases where an attorney from an Executive Branch agency is not working because of the shutdown, hearing and filing dates may be rescheduled.

Electronic filing of documents through the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) also will remain in operation.

Bankruptcy Filings Holding Steady


Chapter 13 filings increased and Chapter 7 filings decreased, but the total number of filings over that period were consistent with past years.

  • Chapter 7: Liquidation Under the Bankruptcy Code. This chapter of the Bankruptcy Code provides for "liquidation" - the sale of a debtor's nonexempt property and the distribution of the proceeds to creditors.

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