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Monday, January 22, 2018

Changing an Order or Agreement for Child or Spousal Support

BY VALERIE DYE Bearing in mind that orders for the payment of child support and spousal support are based on certain circumstances the family law...

Is Your Will Fool Proof? How To Avoid Challenges To Wills

BY: VALERIE DYE  Most people recognize the importance of having a will to ensure that their estate is managed smoothly after they die. Unfortunately, having...

How to Preserve Your Spousal Rights Before Separation, Divorce or Death

BY: VALERIE DYE For the most part, discussions about property division and equalization arise in relation to separation, divorce or death.  The Family Law Act...

Snooping Spouses: Beware Of The Backlash

BY: VALERIE DYE We live in an electronic and digital world where persons not only correspond by e-mail and text messages but individuals are in...

Protecting Gifts and Inheritance During Marriage

BY VALERIE DYE In matrimonial proceedings, the general rule is that gifts and inheritances do not form part of net family property* and cannot be...

Providing for Beneficiaries in Blended Families – The Mutual Will

BY VALERIE DYE  The term ‘Blended Family’ is used to refer to families consisting of married couples and their children from previous relationships. This type...

Spousal Support and New Relationships

BY VALERIE DYE  When the court issues an order for the payment of spousal support the payor or the payee may at a later stage...

Unjust Enrichment and Common Law Spouses

BY VALERIE DYE  As seen in the previous week’s article common law couples may be able to claim a share in assets to which they...

Using Trusts In Estate Planning

BY: VALERIE DYE  A trust may be described as a mechanism which allows property or other assets to be held in the name of one...

Division Of Assets After A Short Marriage

BY: VALERIE DYE  Under the Family Law Act (the Act), where one party owns a home prior to marriage and the home becomes the matrimonial...

Community News

LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS – Preparations for 2018 Business Social Underway

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO New year, new goals? As with every new year that rolls around, many of us spend time reflecting on another year gone,...

TIFF Celebrates 100 Years of Black Film with Jamaican Classic ‘The Harder They Come’

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON The 1972 Jamaican Crime Drama film ‘The Harder They Come’ written, directed and produced by Perry Henzell was screened recently as part...

2017: Year in Review

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON  2017 is one of those years that will forever be etched in our memories for reasons and events that brought forth states...

African Aid Project Raises Awareness for Children in Poverty

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO It’s the most wonderful time of the year, a time of giving, of hope, happiness, and miracles. However, amongst all of the...

Take Your Education & Leadership Skills International! – Applications Open for Young Leaders...

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO The volunteer work we partake in during our time at school prepares us for a future on our chosen career path. The...