Richards, Seymour George v Sandra Mae Richards

Case Number: 
2007 M 00756
Date of Delivery: 
02.09.2008

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

CLAIM NO. 2007 M 00756

IN CHAMBERS

BETWEEN SEYMOUR GEORGE RICHARDS PETITIONER

AND SANDRA MAE RICHARDS RESPONDENT

Miss Deborah Dowding instructed by Chambers Bunny and Steer for

Petitioner1 Applicant

Respondent not appearing or represented

Children - Custody - Without Notice Application for custody, care and control of child

- Child removed. from the jurisdiction by Respondent without Applicant's consent -

Child in a foreign country at the time of the application - Child a citizen of both

Jamaica and the foreign country - Respondent seeking order for custody of the child in

the foreign jurisdiction - Whether present application may be properly granted -

Whether Respondent may be ordered to return child to the jurisdiction

August 25 and September 2,2008

BROOKS, J.

Serious divisive issues have arisen between Mr. Seymour Richards and

c~ his wife Sandra and Mr. Richards has filed a petition for divorce, in this court.

Unfortunately, their two minor children have been caught up in their dispute. ,

According to Mr. Richards, he returned home one day to discover that his wife

and children had left the matrimonial home. He says that he had no previous

ltnowledge of the move and had not consented thereto. He subsequently

discovered that they had gone to the United States of America.

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