Definitions of Domestic Violence - Guam

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Defined in Domestic Violence Civil Laws

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 19, § 14101

Terms used in this chapter shall have the same meaning as set forth in title 9, chapter 30.

Defined in Child Abuse Reporting and Child Protection Laws

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Defined in Criminal Laws

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 9, § 30.10

'Family violence' means the occurrence of one or more of the following acts by a family or household member:

  • Attempting to cause or causing bodily injury to another family or household member
  • Placing a family or household member in reasonable fear of imminent bodily injury
  • Knowingly or intentionally, against the will of another, impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of a family or household member by applying pressure to the throat or neck or by blocking the nose or mouth of a family or household member

'Family violence' does not include acts of self-defense or acts in defense of others.

Persons Included in the Definition

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 9, § 30.10

'Family or household members' include the following:

  • Adults or minors who are current or former spouses
  • Adults or minors who live together or who have lived together
  • Adults or minors who are dating or who have dated
  • Adults or minors who are engaged in or who have engaged in a sexual relationship
  • Adults or minors who are related by blood or adoption to the fourth degree of affinity
  • Adults or minors who are related or formerly related by marriage
  • Persons who have a child in common
  • Minor children of a person in a relationship described above