Getting a Divorce in Jamaica: What You Should Know (animated)

Getting a Divorce in Jamaica: What You Should Know (animated)


You will learn, inter alia:

Divorce process in Jamaica

How to get divorce in Jamaica

Getting a divorce in Jamaica

How long it takes to get a divorce in Jamaica

Process to divorce a Jamaican

This week’s legal animated video examines the requirements to obtain a divorce in Jamaica. For divorce proceedings to start there are certain requirements which must be satisfied. In Jamaica, the only ground for a divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of the union. It is important to note that the parties would have to be separated for at least twelve (12) months.

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Author: Abi-Gaye White Thomas, Attorney-At-Law [Balcostics Law]

Audio recording by: Ms. Kimeisha Simpson
Audio editing by: Mr. Nicholas Bent

Produced by: Balcostics Ltd.

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  1. Is it possible for someone who is legally married in Jamaica to divorce some through another jurisdiction (eg in the US) without notification of the party in Jamaica?

  2. I’m an American my Jamaican husband trying to charge me, to sign the papers. Please help. No children separated for 9 years.

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