Jurisdiction

The Belize Family Court is a specialized Court and determines civil and juvenile criminal matters.  The following legislation constitutes the remit of the court:

Families and Children Act
Chapter 173 of the Laws of Belize
Domestic Violence Act                               Chapter 178 of the Laws of Belize
Married Person Protection Act                      Chapter 175 of the Laws of Belize
Juvenile Offenders Act                                Chapter 119 of the Laws of Belize
Certified Children  Reformation Act          Chapter 121 of the Laws of Belize
Probation of Offenders Act                          Chapter 120 of the Laws of Belize
International Abduction Act                     Chapter 197 of the Laws of Belize

 

Penal System Reform (Alternative Sentences Act)Act No. 41 of 2001

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