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The law and carrying a machete at night

The law and carrying a machete at night

| 03/01/2019 | 1 Comment

When is a machete considered a restricted weapon and when is it just a tool? Would you detail for us this legislation “possessing a restricted weapon at night”? I don’t recall it from the Penal Code. Auntie’s answer: The question came up in the comments last week under this article: Machete in car lands WB man […]

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Expunging minor convictions

Expunging minor convictions

| 05/11/2018 | 4 Comments

Can you find out if the Expungement Board also expunges minor offences from the record such as disorderly conduct etc? Auntie’s answer: The short reply is “yes”, but below you will find some details on the board and the process, for those who want more in-depth information. The Criminal Records (Spent Convictions) Law (2018 Revision) […]

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Looking to sue a lawyer

Looking to sue a lawyer

| 10/10/2018 | 5 Comments

We would like to take a local “family law” firm and their lawyer to court to seek damages. We are scared to do so though, as the courts here appear to favour attorneys over family and child welfare. Are there any law firms that specialise in this or anything available through the Attorney General’s office? […]

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Are you allowed to own a slingshot in Cayman?

Are you allowed to own a slingshot in Cayman?

| 05/04/2018 | 10 Comments

Someone said that slingshots are illegal in the Cayman Islands. Can you please confirm that? Auntie’s answer: This is one of those questions that I thought would be easy to answer, but I was wrong. However, an RCIPS spokesperson helped me through it. Apparently, there is nothing specific in the law that, as it pertains […]

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Wants to live on a boat in Cayman

Wants to live on a boat in Cayman

| 22/03/2018 | 5 Comments

I am trying to find out if it is illegal to sleep in my car or if it’s legal to live on a boat? I already know trailer homes are illegal but not all of us agree with ridiculous real estate prices and trying to keep the image of our precious high standard of living. […]

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Concerned by threats to freedom of speech

Concerned by threats to freedom of speech

| 16/03/2018 | 29 Comments

We have seen in the recent past the actions and articulations of the Cayman Islands Government (and at times other legislators) in regards to freedom of expression, free speech and freedom of the press. For instance: the Cayman(ian) Compass ad-pull and public rebuke by legislators (on both sides); the speaker’s recent comments and warning/veiled threat […]

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No time limit on attempted murder charges

No time limit on attempted murder charges

| 11/03/2018 | 0 Comments

What is the statute of limitations on attempted murder in the Cayman Islands? Auntie’s answer: There is no statute of limitations on charging someone with attempted murder or many other serious indictable crimes that are classified as A offences in the Cayman Islands. People who are charged with crimes that fall into this category would […]

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Receiving child support when father is not working

Receiving child support when father is not working

| 04/12/2017 | 6 Comments

I have a child-maintenance question. You mention attachment to earnings if the person is employed. What if the person is self-employed or unemployed or quits the job just before the first attachment of earnings is due? How does the mother of the child receive the child maintenance owed? Auntie’s answer: This question follows on from a […]

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Enforcing a child-maintenance order

Enforcing a child-maintenance order

| 31/10/2017 | 0 Comments

How do you get maintenance enforced when one party has defaulted for many years? What is the process? Maintenance in this instance was mandated in court. Auntie’s answer: This question was posed in response to a recent column on this topic (see The legal obligations of child maintenance), which discussed the general process for applying […]

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The legal obligations of child maintenance

The legal obligations of child maintenance

| 18/10/2017 | 6 Comments

What is the Cayman law regarding child support for parents that have separated? Auntie’s answer: Your question is pretty general, leaving your situation unclear. It would have helped to know if the child support is being contested between the parents and if the couple is married. However, I think I will be able to point […]

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Is abortion illegal in Cayman?

Is abortion illegal in Cayman?

| 09/08/2017 | 37 Comments

I’m writing to you as I wanted to know where Cayman stands on abortions. I assume it’s illegal as I couldn’t find much information on it but I just wanted to clarify. I’ve had my little pregnancy scares before and I know others could benefit from the information you could find and provide us with. […]

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