What we have to offer
In The Bahamas one can obtain a divorce on any one of the following grounds:
- 2 years dissertion of the Petitioner (immediately prior to the petion being served)
- lived seperate and apart from the Petitioner for 5 years
- guilty of homosexual act, sodomy or bestiality
When one decides he/she wants a divorce and his/her spouse is guilty of any one of the above grounds, a Petition must be drawn up detailing the ground or grounds upon which the divorce is being sought, and the petition must then be served on the Respondent (the other spouse) and if necessary the Co-Respondent (person with whom the spouse is found to be guilty of adultery with). If you are at the point where you are considering divorce you probably have numerous concerns that you would like to have addressed, particularly if there are children and joint assets. At this point you will need an Attorney who can make the most complex legal processes easy to understand.
If you are the Respondent and have been served with a divorce petition, it is important, if you intend on defending or would like to be heard at the time of the divorce hearing, to see an Attorney and have an appearance entered on the record on your behalf. Time for entering an appearance must be upheld, and so you must not waste time dealing with this.
When a person dies without a Will he has died intestate and when he dies having made a will he has died testate. In both circumstances if the deceased has left assets these assets must be dealt with by those left behind. Further, the deceased would have left bills that must be paid, or there may be litigation that his estate must see to an end. In order for persons who may or may not have been named in a Will to deal with the deceased's estate there must either be a grant of probate (where there is a Will) or a grant of letters of administration (where there was no Will). It is important that an application is made to the Probate Registry by those executors named under the Will or by next of kin (which ever applies). In order to deal expeditiously with these applications you ought to contact an Attorney-at-Law who will assist you in receiving the necessary grant.
There may be instances where you are the person named as a beneficiary under the Will and for whatever reason the executor(s) has failed to distribute the estate; I will be more than able to assist you with an application before the Court to move for the distribution of the estate.
If you are buying that first home, investing in a second property or purchasing that vacation home in The Bahamas, you will need legal expertise to ensure that the title to the property is good, and that you receive that which you set out to purchase, an Attorney will assist in seeing to it that your plans of owning that dream property is accomplished. I will assist you with this process and will ensure that your interest is protected.
If you are a Bahamian, having occupied land here in The Bahamas beyond 12years "undisturbed" and you wish to receive a Certificate of Title from the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to legitimize your ownership I can assist you with your Petition. Alternatively, if your property is being quieted by a trespasser to your land come see me for a consultation and guidance on how to secure your land.
If you believe you have been wrongly terminated I will assist you in making sure your rights are not violated.
It may be that you have been injured while on the job, if this happens consult me so that I can assist you in determining whether or not you have an Action against your employer. You should not be left to suffer if your employer is at fault for not making the worksite a safe place to work!
The following applications can be made on your behalf:
Application for Citizenship
I will zealously defend you in front of any tribunal, Court or properly constituted body to ensure your complete and competent representation.