Kingston, Jamaica
University of the West Indies Press
Elements of child law in the Commonwealth Caribbean
9766400857
9789766400859
322 pages
Legal Studies
Children - Legal status, laws, etc. - Caribbean, English-speaking.
Minors - Caribbean, English-speaking.
Contents8
Preface and Acknowledgments13
List of Cases16
List of Statutes24
CHAPTER 1 Scope of the Law Relating to Children32
CHAPTER 2 The Presumption of Legitimacy64
CHAPTER 3 Legitimation by Statute75
CHAPTER 4 Status of Children Legislation86
CHAPTER 5 Parental Rights and Duties109
CHAPTER 6 Out-of-wedlock Children and the Legal Position of the Putative Father131
CHAPTER 7 Maintenence146
CHAPTER 8 Maintenance163
CHAPTER 9 Rights to Family Provision and Succession to Property on the Death of a Parent175
CHAPTER 10 Custody of Children195
CHAPTER 11 Adoption223
CHAPTER 12 Care and Protection of Children248
CHAPTER 13 Child Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child262
APPENDIX A278
APPENDIX B284
APPENDIX C310
APPENDIX D331
INDEX349