Plea Negotiations, or Plea Bargaining as it’s more commonly called, is an integral part of any advanced justice system. In Jamaica, the law that governs this is known as The Plea Negotiations and Agreement Act. But what are the stipulations of the Act? Listen to this edition of You and the Law as Attorney-at-law with the law firm Althea McBean and Company Craig Carter interprets The Plea Negotiations and Agreement Act.
On this edition of You and the Law we continue our look at Divorce.
On today’s edition of You and the Law we’ll be discussing Divorce.
Join us on today’s edition of You and the Law as we continue our look at Legal Guardianship.
A legal guardian is an adult vested by the court with the responsibility of facilitating the well being of another person. Persons who have become legal guardians have the option of giving up this responsibility. Learn more about how this legal concept works by listening to this edition of You & The Law.
Child support normally refers to the ongoing periodic payment made by a parent for the financial benefit of a child following the end of a marriage or other relationship. The law stresses that the responsibility of the child should fall equally on both parents or legal guardians but there are situations where a mother may be brought to court to pay child support but her argument centers on the fact that the man is the breadwinner. Listen to You & The Law to learn more about this controversial legal issue.
On today’s edition of You and the Law we continue our look at accessing child support in Jamaica. Listen to learn more.
On today’s edition of You and the Law we’ll be discussing how child support can be accessed in Jamaica. Listen to learn more on this edition of You & The Law.
On today’s edition of You and the Law we continue our discussion on the correct protocol for Arrests. Listen to learn more.
An arrest is the lawful detention of a citizen by a member of the Jamaica constabulary force. Once a person is placed under arrest their liberty is withheld. Additionally, you can be arrested and not charged. Criminal Lawyer with the Law firm A. McBean and Company, Craig Carter, says a person can be arrested solely on the basis of a report being made against them.
The Government is looking to train more alternative dispute resolution mediators. The training forms part of plans to significantly reduce the backlog of court cases and improve the efficiency of the justice system. Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck says the main aim is to ensure justice is delivered in a timely manner.
Last week we began looking at buying land in Jamaica, outlining that a lawyer can help guide the process. We also mentioned the hidden fees that are not included in the buying price and some of the risks or challenges involved. This week we’ll continue looking at some of the risks associated with buying land as well as highlighting the importance of background checks. Attorney at Law with the law firm Nunes Scholefield Deleon and partners Terje Sherman says buyers should get a surveyor’s ID report before signing any agreement.
According to Attorney at Law Terje Sherman after someone identifies a piece of land for purchasing, they are advised to get an attorney to make the process easier. Despite the recommendation to get an attorney, it is not compulsory for persons to use one when buying land.
Marriage can be described as the joining of two souls in holy matrimony. But it can also mean the joining of two names for a bride or even a groom. Attorney At Law, Tavia Dunn says the name change is not compulsory as it’s completely up to the spouses to decide how they want to proceed in terms of their names.
On today’s edition of You and the Law we look at the new developments at the Legal Aid Council.
When a person dies without a will the proceedings are covered by the Intestates, Estates and Property Charges Act. Attorney at Law Terje Sherman from the Conveyancing and Probate Department of the Law firm Nunes Schoefield Deleon and Co Partners, says this is the act that determines who can make an application on your estate and who is to benefit from your estate.
Writing a will is usually a personal process, however it requires the presence and input of a few people such as witnesses, an executor and possibly a lawyer. Lawyers can write and examine wills on a client’s behalf. Some law firms go the extra mile to store copies of wills for clients. The witnesses are required to sign your will, showing that they indeed saw you giving your last instructions. Next up are the executors. Attorney at Law, Terje Sherman from the Conveyancing and Probate Department of the Law firm Nunes Schoefield Deleon and Co Partners, explains that executors play a crucial part of the will writing process.