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?
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.
I AM NOT THE FATHER. HOW CAN I GET MY NAME REMOVED FROM A CHILD’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE?
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:
When we get married we hope that it will be an everlasting love; unfortunately, there are times when this is not the case and life has not gone as planned. You may have decided or may be considering getting a divorce.