Family Law Office Serving Guam Since 1982
Seaton M. Woodley, III is a U.S. Military veteran and attorney who has represented U.S. Military, Merchant Marine and other U.S. citizens and non-citizens on Guam since 1982. Mr. Woodley offers a wide range of family legal services for residents and non residents. Mr. Woodley understands the unique needs and challenges of military personnel, merchant seamen and expatriates living and working outside of the Continental United States, whether on the U.S. territory of Guam or in a foreign country. The Woodley Law Office is a small practice. Mr. Woodley prides himself on being personally involved in his client’s cases.
Mr. Woodley graduated from Boston University in 1967. He attended Officer’s Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1967 – 1968 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army in 1968. He served a one year tour of duty in the Republic of Vietnam in 1969 – 1970. Upon completion of military service, Mr. Woodley attended Suffok University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated in 1973 and was admitted to the Massachusetts bar the same year.
In 1974, Mr. Woodley entered active service with the United States Navy serving as a Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General Corps.
In 1976, Mr. Woodley left active duty and entered private practice in Massachusetts. He served as an assistant city solicitor for the city of Somerville, Massachusetts.
In 1981, Mr. Woodley returned to active duty with the Navy and returned to duty on Guam. He took the Guam bar examination and was admitted to the Guam Bar in 1982. He retired from the Naval Reserve as a Commander in 1993.
Mr. Woodley has been in private practice on Guam since 1982, and has practiced family law concentrating in divorce, child custody and support cases.
Today. Mr. Woodley continues to specialize in the practice of family law representing Guam residents, U.S. Citizens and foreign non-residents as well as members of the U.S. Military and Merchant Seamen stationed on Guam, aboard ship or in other Pacific Rim countries.
Practice areas and typical rates.
The Woodley Law Office charges a flat fee of $1,540 for an “uncontested” divorce for off-island couples and $900 for residents. The flat rate includes attorney fees and all court costs. Should the situation change, for example your spouse does not concur to the divorce or decides to contest the terms of the divorce, the uncontested flat rate will not apply. Attorney service will be billed at an hourly rate plus all filings and other court costs.
Typical Rates as of 1 January 2014
|Contested Divorce/Other Services|
|Attorney Hourly Rate||$175|
|Filings and Court Costs||Contact Us|
|Initial Consultation||No Charge|
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