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Narine v Chune Et Al

Citation:           TT 2012 CA 19 Title:                 NARINE v. CHUNE ET AL Country:           Trinidad and Tobago Court:               Court of Appeal Suit No.:           Family Appeal 11 of 2009 Judge(s):          Jamadar, J.A.; Bereaux, J.A.; Smith, J.A. Date:                October 17, 2012 Subject:           Family Law Subsubject:      Cohabitation relationship – Right of cohabitant to inherit property on intestacy.   Appearances: Mr. M. Montrose for the appellant. Mr. R. Doodnath for the respondents.   INTRODUCTION JAMADAR, J.A.: This appeal involves the narrow issue of the rights of a cohabitant to inherit property on intestacy. However, it also raises the broader issue of the legal status and recognition of cohabitants in Trinidad and Tobago.   The appellant had lived with the deceased for...

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Sammy v Maharaj

Citation:           TT 2011 HC 43 Title:                 SAMMY v. MAHARAJ Country:           Trinidad and Tobago Court:               High Court Suit No.:           FH 1818 of 2009 Judge(s):          Mohammed, J. Date:                February 4, 2011 Subject:           Family Law Subsubject:      Cohabitational relationship – Property division – Child – Access.   Appearances: Dr. Charles Seepersad for the applicant Mr. Marlon Moore for the respondent   MOHAMMED, J.: INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION The applicant and the respondent were involved in a co-habitational relationship for some 10 years, which according to the applicant's affidavit, came to an end in April 2007. They have one child together, Anika Maharaj, a daughter, who was born on the 2nd August, 1996. Anika is now fifteen (15) years of age...

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Clarke v Alexis

Citation:           TT 2012 HC 239 Title:                 CLARKE v. ALEXIS Country:           Trinidad and Tobago Court:               High Court Suit No.:           FH 1813 of 2011 Judge(s):          Ramkerrysingh, J. Date:                July 6, 2012 Subject:           Family law Subsubject:      Cohabitational relationship – Extension of time for making application.   Appearances: Mr. Marlon Moore for the applicant. Mr. Howell for the respondent.   Ramkerrysingh, J.: 1. The parties were involved in a relatively long cohabitational relationship, although the parties disagree as to its length and the time of separation. The relationship produced two children, Jonathan and Matthew who are still minors and now live with the applicant, who contends that the relationship lasted until December 2010. The respondent avers that it...

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Lutchman v Callender

Citation:           TT 2012 HC 253 Title:                 LUTCHMAN v. CALLENDER Country:           Trinidad and Tobago Court:               High Court Suit No.:           FH 1058 of 2009 Judge(s):          Ramkerrysingh, J. Date:                July 18, 2012 Subject:           Family law Subsubject:      Cohabitational relationship – Property division.   Appearances: Ms. Leslie-Ann Lucky Samaroo (Instructed by Ms. Anjanie Ram) for the applicant. Mrs. Janice Clarence-Quamina (Instructed by Ms. Jozanne Quamina) for the respondent.   Ramkerrysingh, J.: 1. Paula Lutchman (Ms. L) and Joseph Callender (Mr. C) lived together for 28 years if one believes Ms. L, or 17 years if the evidence of Mr. C is accepted. They have a son, Christopher, now an adult who lives with his father in the former family...

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Rahim, Razia Re

Citation:           TT 2012 HC 393 Title:                 RAHIM, RAZIA Re: Country:           Trinidad and Tobago Court:               High Court Suit No.:           FH 586 of 2011 Judge(s):          Mohammed, J. Date:                February 14, 2012 Subject:           Statute Subsubject:      Interpretation – Administration of Estates Act, Chap 9:01, s. 25 (3) – Whether ‘shall’ could be construed as directory or mandatory.   Appearances: Ms. Safiya Charles - for the applicant Mr. Ken Winfield Wright - for the Interested Parties Ms. Whitney Charles for the Chief State Solicitor (Administrator General)   INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION MOHAMMED, J.: The applicant, Ms. Razia Rahim, claims to be the surviving cohabitant of the deceased, Mr. Neville Whiskey, who died on 27th day of October, 2005 at the Sangre...

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Sahadeo-Evans v Evans

Citation:           TT 2013 HC 202 Title:                 SAHADEO-EVANS v. EVANS Country:           Trinidad and Tobago Court:               High Court Suit No.:           FH 2255 of 2010 Judge(s):          Ramkerrysingh, J. Date:                June 26, 2013 Subject:           Succession Subsubject:      Administration of estates – Intestacy – Co-habitational relationships – Whether claimant was involved in a co-habitational relationship with the deceased for the requisite period – Whether the claimant was entitled to share a portion of the deceased’s estate – Whether the deceased held an interest or share in property situated in 25Ladoo Trace, Mc Bean Village, Couva.   Appearances: Mr. Joseph Toney Instructed by Mr. Gray for the applicant Mr. Garnet Mungalsingh Instructed by Ms. Arnim Hasnain for the respondents   ...

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Forde v Alexander

Citation:           TT 2013 HC 205 Title:                 FORDE v. ALEXANDER Country:           Trinidad and Tobago Court:               High Court Suit No.:           FH 184 of 2011 Judge(s):          Ramkerrysingh, J. Date:                July 8, 2013 Subject:           Family Law Subsubject:      Co-habitation – Duration and nature of relationship – Common residence – Ownership and/or use property – Financial support - Whether the applicant and the deceased were in a cohabiting relationship – Whether deceased and spouse were living separate and apart at time of death  –Application dismissed – Administration of Estates Act, Sections 25(2) – Co-habitational Relationship Act, 1998 Section 2(1) – Distribution of Estates Act.   Appearances: Ms. Reah Sookhai Instructed by Ms. Jacqueline Chang for the applicant Mr....

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Pancham v Cayenne

Citation:           TT 2013 HC 245 Title:                 PANCHAM v. CAYENNE Country:           Trinidad and Tobago Court:               High Court Suit No.:           FH2249 of 2010 Judge(s):          Mohammed, J. Date:                November 20, 2013 Subject:           Family Law Subsubject:      Co-habitational Relationship – Property settlement order – Whether the applicant was entitled to an interest in either of the properties – Whether the applicant was entitled to a lump sum payment – Whether the applicant was entitled to further relief – Finding that applicant made a significant financial contribution to the properties – Applicant awarded interest in both properties – Applicant entitled to lump sum payment representing her interest in properties – Co-habitational Relationships Act, Chap...

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Oliver v DeFreitas

Citation:           TT 2013 HC 255 Title:                 OLIVER v. DE FREITAS Country:           Trinidad and Tobago Court:               High Court Suit No.:           FH 1505 of 2010 Judge(s):          Mohammed, J. Date:                December 5, 2013 Subject:           Family Law Subsubject:      Co-habitational relationships – Property adjustment order – Respondent suffers from mild cognitive disorder – Whether the agreement was in fact a co-habitational agreement in accordance with Part IV of the Act – Whether the applicant made any direct or indirect financial contributions to the improvement of the properties in question – Whether the applicant made any contributions in capacity of homemaker or other contribution to the welfare of the family – Whether the applicant...

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Richardson v Ruiz

Citation:           TT 2014 CA 55 Title:                 RICHARDSON v. RUIZ Country:           Trinidad and Tobago Court:               Court of Appeal Suit No.:           FPH No. 0011 of 2014 Judge(s):          Jamadar, J.A.; Rajnauth-Lee, J.A.; Mohammed, J.A Date:                December 15, 2014 Subject:           Statute Subsubject:      Interpretation – Family Law – Undue hardship – Delay in application -  Leave to proceed - Cohabitational Relationships Act - Appeal allowed.   Appearances: Mrs. L. Seebaran Suite for the appellant. Ms. D. Govia and Ms. C. Huggins for the respondent.     JAMADAR, J.: This appeal concerns the interpretation and application of section 8 of the Cohabitational Relationships Act, Chapter 45:55 of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago (the Act). Act No. 30 of 1998;...

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