Last Updated: 26th February, 2024
In Trinidad and Tobago, the role of an executor in a will is crucial to ensuring that the wishes of the deceased are carried out efficiently and in accordance with the law. An executor is appointed by the testator (the person making the will) to administer their estate after their death. Let's explore the key responsibilities and duties of an executor in Trinidad and Tobago:
Last Updated: 19th February, 2024
Gifting property in Trinidad and Tobago is a significant legal decision that requires careful consideration and adherence to the laws of T&T. Whether you're considering transferring property to a family member, friend, or entity, understanding the legal procedures and requirements is essential to ensure a smooth and legally binding transaction. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the key steps and considerations involved in gifting property in Trinidad and Tobago.
Last Updated: Wednesday 3rd January, 2023
In the realm of property law, the concept of a life interest is a critical element that can significantly affect the ownership and transfer of assets. A life interest in property grants an individual the right to use, occupy, and enjoy a specified property for the duration of their life. But what is the impact of this legal arrangement? In this article, we will delve into what having a life interest in property entails and explore its implications.
Last Updated: Tuesday 12th December, 2023
Defamation is a legal term that refers to the act of making false statements or spreading false information about an individual or entity that harms their reputation. Grounded in common law principles, Trinidad and Tobago's defamation laws operate within the civil framework, providing recourse for those subjected to unwarranted harm. The laws are designed to safeguard individuals from unjust harm to their character or standing. Here, we delve into what constitutes defamation and the legal actions one can take if subjected to defamatory statements.
Last Updated: Sunday 1st October, 2023
In Trinidad and Tobago, The Mental Health Act, Chapter 28:02 (hereinafter called "the Act"), provides a legal framework for safeguarding the rights and well-being of individuals who are incapable of managing their personal affairs due to mental incapacity. The Act refers to these individuals as "patients," who are suffering from or are suspected to be suffering from mental illness or who are mentally subnormal.
A "mentally ill person" is described under the Act as a person with a mind disorder requiring care, supervision, treatment and/or control for his own own well-being or the well-being of others. While a "mentally subnormal person" is described under the Act as someone whose mind hasn't fully developed due to reasons like inherent causes, disease, or injury before turning eighteen. This includes individuals who need care, supervision, treatment, or control for their own safety or the safety of others.
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.