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Guyana Adoption of Children, Divorce & Family Court Lawyer!

Guyana Adoptions - Jamela A. Ali, Senior Counsel, is a former Adviser and Member of the Guyana Adoption of Children Board and National Commission for the Survival, Protection and Development of Children.

Guyana Adoptions/Custody/Division of Property/Divorces/

Jamela A. Ali Law Office can apply for the Adoption of Children residing in Guyana by Guyanese living in Guyana as well as Guyanese living abroad and also for foreigners. Please note that international adoptions have been put on hold.

The Adoption Laws of Guyana are governed by the Adoption of Children Act Cap. 46:04 set out in The Laws of Guyana Revised Edition LRO 2012, Volume 9. Adoption of Children are managed under The Childcare and Protection Agency Act Cap. 46:07.

The former Adoption laws did not permit Guyanese living abroad to adopt children in Guyana. In 1997, an amendment sought to permit Guyanese living abroad to adopt.

Letter by Jamela A. Ali, published in the Stabroek News on the 21 August 2000 under the caption “Amendment to the Adoption Act is very badly drafted” and in the Guyana Chronicle on the 20 August 2000 under the caption “Guyanese living abroad cannot adopt children here”.

click here for letter Adoption of Children in Guyana


Reviews by clients who adopted in Guyana

"You’re really great Jamela, you go above and beyond. I can’t imagine how I would have done this adoption without you."
Marcia Webb (Dream Rockwell) & Rajiv Jain, California, USA
18 May 2015


"Ms. Ali and her staff were instrumental in guiding my wife and I through an independent foreign adoption of a Guyanese orphaned sibling set. As neither my wife nor I are employed in the legal arena nor are knowledgeable about law in general and especially Guyanese adoption law in particular, we relied heavily on Ms. Ali and her team to aid us in our attempt to adopt these special orphaned children who we fell in love with and so very much wished to parent.  My wife and I cannot say enough words of praise about Ms. Ali and her team. They were thorough, professional, knowledgeable, and personal. They clearly mapped out the process and executed their responsibilities swiftly and efficiently dotting all “Is” and crossing all “Ts”. Not one iota was neglected. Ms. Ali personally responded to each and every one of our inquiries in a prompt manner. This level of service is rarely duplicated in any industry! Though we contracted business so far away geographically from Guyana, it honestly felt like we were living in Georgetown (Ms. Ali’s office headquarters) as all matters were addressed so swiftly. My wife and I would personally recommend Ms. Ali and her team’s legal services to anyone. Thanks to Ms. Ali and staff, we have a new daughter and son who are a definite treasure!
Gregory & Larissa Kramer
Pennsauken, NJ, USA
30th May 2012"


"I want to express my warmest thanks for the quality of your support in this long journey of adoption. Trudy (support staff) has been perfect."
Catherine RODAP
March 23, 2011


Custody of Children

Custody of children matters are handled and applications for reasonable access of children by one parent.


Division of Matrimonal Property

We also give advice to a husband, wife or common law spouse regarding their rights and entitlements in relation to property held in the name of one party during a marriage or other relationship, under the Married Persons (Property) Act Cap. 45:04 stated in The Laws of Guyana Revised Edition LRO 2012, purple Volume 9. 



The Law Office of Ms Jamela A Ali can file Petitions for Divorces to the new Family Division of the High Court for persons residing in Guyana as well as out of Guyana. For the procedure for Divorces, click here for Guyana Divorces.

Click here for laws on Divorce as set out in the Matrimonial Causes Act Cap. 45:02 in The Laws of Guyana Revised Edition LRO 2012 which state the law as in force on December 31, 2010 (purple volume 9).

Click here for Article on Divorce laws in Guyana by Mr. M. Muntaz Ali, Attorney-at-Law - Time for Reform



Ms Jamela A Ali, SC is an Attorney at Law in Guyana for over 34 years. For legal services click links here for Mining Law & Agreements, Conveyancing, Property matters, Trademarks, Divorces, Probates of Wills and Administration, Money Claims, Formation of Companies, Mediation, Real Estate and other matters.

Ms Jamela A Ali made special studies in Legislative Drafting, obtained a Masters of Law degree from UWI, Barbados, which included the Public Law courses of Constitutional and Administrative Law and wrote a Research Paper on Legislative Drafting, Parliamentary Counsel, Statute Law Revision, Consolidation of Laws, Law Reform, Constitution, Natural Justice, and Good Administration.

Ms Jamela A. Ali is also a Trademark Agent and a Notary Public.

Ms Jamela A Ali is also a Trained Mediator and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London providing services in the administration of justice and settlement of disputes.

For further information, here are the contact details:

Contact person: Jamela A. Ali, Senior Counsel, LLM (Legislative Drafting), LLB (Hons)(UWI), MCIArb.

Office Address: 78 Hadfield and Breda Streets, Werk en Rust, Georgetown, Guyana (br), South America

Telephone number: +592 225 4712

Whats app message:+592 696 2435

Emails:                 jamelalawyer11@yahoo.com


Website:               www.GuyaneseLawyer.com





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