There is a legal responsibility on parents, whether married or unmarried, to maintain dependent children. Child maintenance can make a real difference to children as it can help pay for food, clothing, education and other essentials. It is meant to cover the day-to-day living and general upkeep of the minor child/children. But how does one go about getting maintenance for a child in Trinidad and Tobago?
Imagine you have applied for or you are employed by a person, company or organisation and you have been experiencing unfair treatment from that potential or current employer. What solutions or remedies are available in Trinidad and Tobago when such a situation arises? Here are 7 things you should know if you believe you are facing discrimination in the workplace.
Social Development and Family Services Donna Cox recently stated that citizens must acknowledge that “human trafficking is both a serious crime and a public health issue.” The prevalence of human trafficking in T&T is often reflected in our local news stories. Most recently a Venezuelan man was charged with a series of human trafficking related offences after he was arrested by police in Santa Flora, Trinidad. But what exactly is human trafficking? Where is it likely to happen? Who are the most vulnerable to this kind of crime? And what are the legal consequences of trafficking persons in T&T?
If a person feels unsafe or threatened by another person, he or she can seek the relief of a protection order. A protection order also known as a restraining order is a court document which prohibits the respondent (the person against whom the protection order is being made) from engaging in abusive behaviour of any type towards the victim. But how does a person get a protection order in Trinidad and Tobago? Who can apply for one? How long can a protection order last?
Here are 7 important things you should know about protection orders in Trinidad and Tobago:
HOW DO I GET COMPENSATION IF I AM INJURED OR MY PROPERTY IS DAMAGED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
Motor vehicle accidents happen every day in T&T causing injury and damage not only to the driver at fault but also to innocent third parties. How do innocent third parties get compensation for the injury and damage they receive due to the acts of a negligent driver?
A Power of Attorney is a document that empowers one person to conduct business on another's behalf and manage his or her affairs. The person giving the power is usually called the Donor. The person who is given the power is called the Donee or Attorney. Here's what you should know about Powers of Attorney:
Thinking about buying, selling or gifting property to someone in Trinidad and Tobago? The process of transferring property can seem a bit confusing. Here we'll make it easier by pointing out 7 things you should know when transferring property in T&T.
It's the end of the month and rent is due but the rent has not been paid. What can a landlord do?
A landlord without going to court can seize and retain (as security) goods found on the rented premises to compel the tenant to pay the rent that is owed. If the payment is not made, the goods seized may be sold to recover the monies owed. This is called the right to distrain. However, certain rules must be followed by the Landlord in exercising this right.
The term landlord refers to a person who owns property and allows another person to use it for a fee. The person using the property is called a tenant. The agreement between a landlord and a tenant is called a lease or tenancy agreement. Each party to this agreement have certain rights and responsibilities which are called covenants.
Here are the most important covenants of a landlord and a tenant:
It is now possible to legally own pepper spray in Trinidad and Tobago. But what exactly is the law relating to it? What kinds of pepper spray are you allowed to own? Do you need a permit to have it in your possession? Here's what you should know about the law on pepper spray in Trinidad and Tobago.