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It is no secret that many Jamaicans are self-employed and operating as unregistered businesses. And truthfully speaking, it may be difficult for some to do their due diligence in becoming an officially registered and tax-paying business when the process seems so complicated and costly. With that in...
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With words holding as much power as they do it is even more important to ensure that the words that you put in an online space are protected.  Content Protection is often not a concern of the daily online user however Copyright is a topic that should be important to all.   Jamcopy helps in...
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After taking the leap of faith and deciding on becoming a business owner, whether it is from your own idea or you have chosen to undertake a franchise of some sort, the next step is procuring the ideal commercial rental space.   For most businesses that do not have the luxury of operating out o...
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For the large percentage of Jamaicans who have yet to taken the plunge of homeownership, they are often faced with the task of seeking residential Real Estate. This process is nothing less than nerve-racking but can often end favourably with you finally signing papers to secure your new home....
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  Peaceful protests are an important part of democratic society. Many of the rights and freedom we now have were gained through protesting. It raises the profile and brings awareness to a campaign and helps you to build networks and alliances with persons who may share your views on the matter....
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  The moment there a legal dispute between two or more persons, the only option they believe they have is to battle it out in the courtroom by suing the party that did them wrong. This isn’t true. There are several alternative dispute resolution methods that do not involve taking it to Court, m...
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Young people get into fights all the time. Prior to the prevalence of Internet and social media, these fights would generally lead to words being thrown at each other, often directly through personal conversation or a phone call. They could also tell a friend, but no one would ever be able to prove...
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In this vlog, lead attorney Aloun Ndombet-Assamba gives information you should know about starting a business in Jamaica.
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  Jamaica has adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for over 60 years. It is with this in mind that we ask the question proposed in the title. How is it that with the current situation regarding sexual harassment in workplaces worldwide and particularly in Jamaica, that we have not...
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"If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every...
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A will or testament is a legal declaration by which an individual, the testator, names one or more persons to manage his/her estate and provides for the transfer of his/her property after his death. A will usually sets out stipulations as to how a person’s real property and also his personal property is to be managed or shared when he or she dies.

When a person dies and leaves a will, a probate proceeding must be held in court, to both determine the validity of the will, and also to give the executor legal authority to carry out the requests stipulated in the will. Probate proceedings may also be used to identify an executor, where one was not identified by the testator.

Where a person passes away without leaving a will, the Administrator General must issue letters of administration in the names of the beneficiaries who have all agreed to share the property.

For its clients needing legal support to carry out these procedures, ANA &CO will :


  • Assist with the drafting of wills to ensure that they are set out properly and have been signed and witnessed
  • Prepare documents for filing before the Supreme Court, in probate cases
  • Apply to have the executor named on titles or in the case of personal property, contact relevant agencies, for example banks to ensure that the gifts are distributed out as stipulated by the testator
  • Apply to the Administrator General for letters of administration, in instances where individuals die without leaving wills and there is property to be shared


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A will or testament is a legal declaration by which an individual, the testator, names one or...



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