Officer, Lisa Annette v Leslie William Officer

Case Number: 
E. 68 1 OF 2002
Date of Delivery: 
22.05.2006

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

HIGI-I COURT CIVIL DIVISION

SUIT NO. E. 68 1 OF 2002

BETWEEN LISA ANNETTE OFFICER APPLICANT

A N D LESLIE WILLIAM OFFICER RESPONDENT

Gordsn Steer instructed by Chambers, Bunny and Steer for Applicant

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Keith N. Bishop for Respondent

Heard: Julv 20, November 30, December 20,2005 and Mav 22,2006

Dave, J

Mr. and Mrs. Officer marriage was dissolved on the 8Ih November 2002 having

lasted eleven (1 1) years. They were married on the 3'd August, 1991. Their marriage

produced no children.

Mr. Officer is a citizen of Kenya and Mrs. Officer a Jamaican who met each other

in 1987. At that time they were both employed to Jamaica Packaging Industries,

Icingston, Jamaica. They fell in love and got engaged in 1990. Their relationship was

not all about the feelings and excitement surrounding the emotion of love. Together they

applied their mind and thoughts to their future together and marriage.

Now that the marriage is at an end Mrs. Officer has applied under Sectioll 16 of

the Married Women's Property Act to the court to determine her interest or share in ten

(10) iteins of property acquired by the parties primarily during the marriage. The

properties range from the matrimonial home, real estate, motor vehicles, furniture,

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