Family Court


Senator Lisa Shoman – Statement on Crime and Violence in Belize

Independence Hill September 11, 2014 SENATE STATEMENT OF SENATOR LISA SHOMAN ON AN URGENT MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE – CRIME AND VIOLENCE IN BELIZE “If not me, who? If not now, when?” The matter of Crime and violence in Belize is all our business. Crime and violence in the Jewel are matters on which we have all, at one time or another, addressed this Honorable Chamber; and on which we all agree is urgent, and a matter of definite public importance. Our media (formal and social) is awash today and every day with horrific and heart-wrenching accounts of murder, mayhem, […]


FAMILY COURTS ACT CHAPTER 93

REVISED EDITION 2000 SHOWING THE LAW AS AT 31ST DECEMBER, 2000 This is a revised edition of the law, prepared by the Law Revision Commissioner under the authority of the Law Revision Act, Chapter 3 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 1980 – 1990. Amendments in force as at 31st December, 2000 CHAPTER 93 FAMILY COURTS ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS Short title. Interpretation. Establishment of Courts. District Family Courts. Staff of District Family Courts. Jurisdiction. Extent of jurisdiction of District Family Courts. Sittings of Family Courts. Procedure generally. Duty of Family Courts to make efforts for settlement. Avoidance of unnecessary […]