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Guam's divorce laws challenged by Michigan woman

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - A Michigan woman is calling into question the constitutionality of Guam's divorce laws. Cheryl Gray has been in and out of court since 1998 when her husband, Edward Joseph Gray, filed for divorce in the Superior Court of Guam. The divorce was granted and Gray was given $1,500 in spousal support, custody of their daughter, child support and community property. 

Gray has been seeking the dismissal of the divorce action has now filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Michigan, challenging the validity of Guam's divorce laws and claiming it is a violation of procedural due process.  In her complaint, she alleges that Guam has worldwide recognition as "The Divorce Capital of the World", being a divorce mill for military personnel looking for a quick divorce. Gray has asked the court find that Guam law violates the Constitution and that the Guam Legislature exceeded its authority by enacting the law pertaining to divorces locally. 

She's also asked that any orders and judgments issued in her 1998 divorce case be declared null and void.

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