Last Updated: Saturday 23rd September, 2023
Divorce is never an easy process, and one of the most challenging aspects of it is the division of property. In Trinidad and Tobago, as in many other countries, the division of property after divorce is guided by laws that aim to ensure fairness and equity. To understand how this process works, let's delve into the legal framework.
Last Updated: Friday 15th September, 2023
In Trinidad and Tobago, the rights of workers are protected under various labour laws, including the Minimum Wage Act Chapter 88:04. This legislation not only addresses the minimum wage but also outlines the minimum entitlements of employees regarding sick leave and vacation leave. Understanding these rights is crucial for both employers and employees to ensure a fair and productive work environment.
Last Updated: Wednesday 13th September, 2023
The death of a loved one is a difficult time and situations in which a will is contested can be an additional burden. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are specific legal grounds, procedures, and considerations that must be understood before embarking on this journey. In this article, we will explore the key aspects of contesting a will in Trinidad and Tobago.
Last Updated: Sunday 10th September, 2023
Whether you wish to correct an error in the birth registration or want to change your child's name for other reasons, it's essential to understand the steps involved. In this guide, we will outline the methods and the process for changing your child's name in Trinidad and Tobago.
Last Updated: Monday 4th September, 2023
In Trinidad and Tobago, a pre-action letter, also known as a pre-action protocol letter, is a crucial step in the legal process, particularly in civil cases. It is a letter made pursuant to the Pre-Action Protocols of Trinidad and Tobago’s Civil Proceedings Rules.
These letters serve as formal notices to the opposing party before initiating legal proceedings and are designed to encourage dispute resolution, facilitate communication (for the exchange of early and full information about the prospective claim) and potentially prevent costly litigation or if litigation cannot be avoided, to support the efficient management of the court proceedings.
This article explores what to do if you receive a pre-action protocol letter.
Last Updated: Sunday 3rd September, 2023
Contracts are essential in both personal and business transactions, serving as legally binding agreements that outline the rights and responsibilities of the parties involved. Generally, Trinidad and Tobago law imposes no formal requirements and looks simply for an agreement between two parties. Consequently, contracts generally do not have to be put into writing, or be signed, nor does any particular form of words have to be used. However, it is important to recognise that omitting these elements can complicate the determination of whether an agreement exists and its associated terms.
To ensure the validity of your contract under Trinidad and Tobago law, it's crucial to consider key elements and factors. This guide aims to walk you through the steps to make a legally valid contract in Trinidad and Tobago.