Divorce Checklist In Jamaica West Indies

Looking for a speedy divorce in Jamaica West Indies? Unfortunately, there is no such thing as getting divorced within a few months in Jamaica. The process WILL take at least 9 to 12 months!

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Checklist for getting a divorce in Jamaica

Where can I go if I can't afford a lawyer?

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you may visit the Legal Aid Clinic at Norman Manley Law School, U.W.I. Mona, or the Kingston Legal Aid Clinic on Tower Street, Kingston.

 

Communication Traits

When a client becomes dissatisfied with a divorce lawyer, one of the most common complaints is that they were unable to communicate with the lawyer. It is very important that your divorce lawyer be accessible and prompt in responding to your phone calls, emails, and requests for meetings.

 

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Divorce Lawyers Jamaica

Where children and property are involved, the divorce process can include issues relating to spousal support, child support and custody, the distribution of property and the division of debt.

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Divorce Lawyers Jamaica is one of Jamaica's top female divorce law firms. We specialize in complex, high-net-worth and international cases.

Spousal Support

Spousal/civil partnership maintenance is income payable by one spouse/civil partner or former spouse/civil partner to the other, in their own right and in addition to any child maintenance.

Child Support

Child maintenance is regular, reliable financial support paid towards a child’s everyday living costs. The parent without the main day-to-day care of the child pays child maintenance to the parent with the main day-to-day care

Property Division

When it comes to property, there are certain factors that must be calculated to figure out how the property will be divided between the two parties involved in the divorce.

Family Law

Family law (also called matrimonial law or the law of domestic relations) is an area of the law that deals with family matters and domestic relations.

Separation & Divorce

Most parents expect, or hope, to be together forever when they decide to have children, but sadly things don’t always work out that way.

Marriage has serious legal consequences because it is a contract which creates new rights and obligations. Unlike other contracts which parties seek legal advice on, most persons who are contemplating marriage do not consider the legal effects of it or seek advice unless they wish to sign a prenuptial agreement. What is equally true is that married couples readily seek advice regarding “how to get divorced” and “what am I entitled to receive?” at the first sign of trouble. Contact us today if you need information on how to file for a divorce in Jamaica

What's a divorce?

Divorce or the dissolution of a marriage, refers to the final and legal termination of a marital union. Divorce invalidates the legal duties and responsibilities associated with marriage between the parties.  

Divorce Checklist

How long have you been married?

Generally, you must have been married for at least two years before you can petition for divorce. However, you may apply to the court for permission to file a petition before two years have elapsed if there are special circumstances which justify the making of such an order.

How long have you been separated?

You must be separated from your wife or husband for at least 12 months before you can petition for divorce. That 12-month period of separation could have occurred within the first year of marriage; and a couple may be separated while living under the same roof.

Do you have an original Marriage Certificate?

The original marriage certificate will need to be presented to the Court when the application is being made for the Decree Nisi.

What is the reason for your separation?

You no longer need to prove that one party to the marriage caused the breakdown of the marriage through infidelity, cruelty, desertion, etc. However, you must satisfy the court that the marriage has broken down irretrievably and that there is no likelihood that cohabitation will be resumed. In establishing these facts, you will be required to briefly state the reason for the separation.

Have you attempted counselling and reconciliation?

The court is entitled to ask whether the parties attended counselling and attempted reconciliation; so it is advisable to explore these matters before filing the petition for divorce.

Do you have children?

If you have children who are under 18 or 21 years old, and attending a tertiary institution, the court will only grant the divorce if the judge is satisfied that adequate arrangements are in place for their care. Questions will arise regarding living accommodations, school arrangements and maintenance when this assessment is being made.

Are you entitled to file your petition in the Jamaican court?

The Jamaican Supreme Court will only entertain petitions where either party is a Jamaican national, domiciled in Jamaica or ordinarily resident in Jamaica for at least 12 months immediately preceding the presentation of the petition.

Divorce can be a difficult and painful process for all involved (don’t forget the children), and it is important that those who are going through a divorce take the time to take care for themselves. This could involve seeking professional help or leaning on family and friends for emotional support. It is also important to remember that the healing process will take some time, and it is quite normal to experience periods of intense emotion during that time.

 

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Tasha R
Tasha R
7 September 2023
I was working with a lawyer who handled my case but didn’t take the necessary steps needed to make my case proceed. This previous attorney was regarded as “a good lawyer” as long as the case was simple. My situation, however, proved to be more complicated than expected. The previous attorney was giving me the runaround and refusing to put in the extra effort to advance the case. I conducted a thorough search and came across Victoria A. Brown and associated. I called her and explained everything to her. She informed me after listening carefully that she could handle my issue. She explained the entire process to me, including what to anticipate. Despite the fact that it took longer to finish my complicated case she did it. Without a doubt, I give the law firm my highest recommendation. If they’re capable of handling a case as complex as mine. They can handle a straightforward case with ease.
Marcia
Marcia
15 June 2023
I had an amazing experience. Thank you for your empathy and patience during what could have been a challenging time.
Jermaine Lawrence
Jermaine Lawrence
14 June 2023
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EverythingAshley
EverythingAshley
17 May 2023
Victoria and her team are prompt, reliable and have made the process seamless for me. I highly recommend them for anyone both domestic and foreign.
CW Williams
CW Williams
8 April 2023
After searching long and hard, I came across Victoria Brown Attorney-at-Law online. On my first call, she provided clear and very helpful information. She is always available for any queries we had. My experience so far has been fantastic. I simply can’t fault them in any way. It has been very refreshing to receive such an incredible level of responsiveness and professionalism. I would highly recommend them.
L Moses
L Moses
8 April 2023
Over the last 16 months, I have had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Brown and her team. I find everyone to be very informative, supportive, and accommodating. They show true dedication in dealing with my issue. On more than one occasions Mrs. Brown took the time to personally deliver documents to me. I see that as going over and above to satisfy a client. Thank you, and keep up the good work.
Lisa Kong
Lisa Kong
6 April 2023
I met Victoria some years ago trying to find a Divorce Lawyer for my second divorce. My first was complicated and very expensive and for sure I had no intention of going that route again. Victoria was my saving grace, with pertinent advice and processing it was done! Matchless Victoria to the rescue always ready and prepared with her wise counsel. I would recommend her any day.
Valerie Shaw
Valerie Shaw
6 April 2023
Just want to share my experiences with Victoria Brown and her team. I love how you always get a response promptly if you have any questions or concerns. My divorce went smoothly and I’m very happy with the service that was provided from this law office. I highly recommend Victoria Brown law office. I live in the USA so the communication was superb. Good job Victoria!
Claudia Spencer
Claudia Spencer
5 April 2023
I found my experience professional, personal, friendly and easy. The entire team was comfortable to work it and paid keen attention to details. I felt like they had my best interest at heart and not the payments. I would recommend Victoria Brown as a divorce attorney to any and everyone. Loved my experience.
Reese Cup
Reese Cup
5 April 2023
I had a great experience with this lawyer office in Jamaica. They communicated well and filed the papers in a timely manner. I would recommend this office. They are affordable and patient. Thanks again for all your help.

 

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