Attachment of Earnings
Q. Can I make an application for Attachment of Earnings if I do not have all the information for the application?
A. The Applicant must have a Bank Account number and must know at least the occupation and place of work of the Respondent. Without this information an application should not be processed. Other general information such as period of employment, National Insurance Number, position held, and in some cases, name of employer can be gleaned from the Respondent, as he/she is requested in any event to present these details to the Court upon being served.
Q. Can a respondent make an application for Attachment of Earnings?
A. No, only the applicant in the matter can make this application which requires both parties to attend another Court hearing.
Q. Can I disregard an access order from the Court?
A. No you cannot because Court orders are enforced by the laws of Trinidad and Tobago. The other party involved in the matter can return to the Court and make an application for a Breach of the Order, and the parties will have to return to Court to have the matter heard again, and this time, stiffer penalties maybe dealt out on the party accused of the breach.