Heron-Muir, Alva Melford v Maureen Veronica Heron-Muir

Case Number: 
FD 00144 OF 2004
Date of Delivery: 
21.10.2005

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

IN THE FAMILY DIVISION

FD 00144 OF 2004

BETWEEN ALVA MELFORD HERON-MUIR PETITIONER

AND MAUREEN VERONICA HERON- MUIR RESPONDENT

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Miss Hilary Phillips QC instructed by Grant, Stewart, Phillips and Company for I

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the petitioner I

Mr. Gordon Steer instructed by Chambers, Bunny and Steer for the

respondent

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June l6,l7, July 15, September 30 and October 21,2005

CONTESTED PETITION FOR DIVORCE

SYKES J

1. A contested petition for divorce in these courts is so rare that not many persons

can recall any. the parties were joined in holy matrimony by the venerable

Reverend David Clark, a Marriage Officer of Jamaica, at the famous first Missionary

Church, 58 East Street, Kingston, in the halcyon days of the city of Kingston on May

10, 1958. It was the first marriage for both of them. They were twenty eight years

old at the time of the marriage.

2. As is common with many young couples then and now, they lived at several

places in the city before finally settling at 25 West Kirkland Heights, Kingston 19.

This is not the first petition filed by IYr. Heron-Mi~ir. He filed a previous on

December 13, 2002 (Suit No. F 20021 M147) which was withdrawn in January 2003.

He served the 2002 petition on his wife in December 2002. He filed this petition on

February 17, 2004. Mr. Heron-Muir moved out of the matrimonial bedroom in

December 2002. The couple sold the house at 25 West Kirkland Heights in March

2004. Mrs. Heron-Muir went to live in Miami in the United States of America while

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