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: Tuesday 2nd May, 2023
By media release published on 30th April 2023, the Judiciary of T&T announced that it has arranged with the National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB) to sell its vouchers to facilitate the payment of fines and fees.
As of May 1st, 2023, there will be two different CourtPay Vouchers available for purchase from the NLCB:
1. CourtPay Maintenenace Voucher; and
2. CourtPay Fines and Fees Voucher.
Last Updated: Tuesday 17th January, 2023
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?
Last Updated: Friday 30th September, 2022
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:
If at the time of the registration of your child's birth your name was not included as "Father" on his or her birth certificate, it can still be inserted at a later time. In Trinidad and Tobago there are a few avenues to do so:
Many of us know persons who are in common-law relationships in T&T or maybe you're in a common law relationship yourself. Did you know a common-law spouse has certain rights in Trinidad and Tobago?
In T&T, there are TWO main ways to end a marriage - by annulment and by divorce.
When relationships don’t work out and couples separate, children are sometimes left caught in the middle. However, parents can work together and put the child’s needs first and ensure that the child has a full and healthy relationship with both parents.
In Trinidad and Tobago there's not as much discussion about the parental rights of fathers and many men may be unaware of the parental rights they possess.
Matters like these are difficult, the purpose of this post is to provide some insight so that persons involved can move forward with their lives. If you believe that you are not the father of a child these are some steps that you can take: