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Hello Barefoot lawyers thanks for all the good work you're doing,my question is I have a friend of mine who is a girl she bought her land but trusted his father with her land tight but the father conived with her older sister,got a loan from the bank used it in those get rich scheme and lost all of it without her knowledge,it was just of recent when she wanted to use it that she learnt of it and the father and the sister are saying that they can't get or refund the money or the title because they spent alot of money or her and she never paid them,do you think there's any legel action she can take against them
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WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY ABOUT THIS?

Qn. Does the law allow dowry negotiations before the burial of the deceased?

John fell in love with joy, and they started dating. Sooner than later, they agreed to stay together as a husband and a wife. Joy with excitement, informed her parents of the arrangement, which they turned down complaining that John should first pay a dowry of 10 cows and 10m shs as a token of appreciation to Joy,s parents (Bride price).
Because John was still a poor young graduate from a humble background, he did not have both the cows and the money. Perhaps Joy had too much love and future hopes in him, she ignored the dowry demands from her parents and moved on to stay with her soulmate John, as she worked hard with her "husband" to see how they can build themselves and pay the price. After one year, they organized to visit the parents with an offer of 2cows, and 2m shs, which was rejected by the parents, claiming that they asked for 10cows and 10m shs. John and Joy went back unhappy, and decided to concentrate on building their own family wealth.
Five years later, Joy perished in labor struggle trying to give birth to the 3rd born. When her parents heard about this, they stopped all the burial arrangements, saying that she can not be buried unless the demanded dowry is settled.
In such a scenario, how does the law defend John and his family?
Hey dear friends in legal procedures please come to my rescue a tycoon is siding with police and local council officials to grab our land please help
Let as look at this case between John and Jim. John stole Jim,s cow from the kraal at night in Nakasongora, and sold it to cattle dealers who transported it to Kampala for slaughter. John started enjoying the money by buying new clothes, switching girlfriends, buying new smart phones, etc. One evening he went to a bar for a drink. Out of drunkardness, he revealed how he stole Jim,s cow, where he sold it, and how much money he got from the sale of the stolen cow. He even went ahead to tell how he was planning to go back for another cow from the same kraal one of the nearing nights. Immediately, Jim was alerted, and John was arrested. At the court, he pleaded guilty, and the judge ruled that he either pays back Jim all the money for the cow, plus all the costs incurred in persuing justice, or he gets a 4years imprisonment.
John did not have the money and was sentenced to 4years in jail.
My question is. Does the 4year sentence in jail given to John the thief, return Jim,s cow? Does the govt refund Jim,s cow when they send John to the coolers for four years?
Under which Laws can some not content wiz the Judgement of Magistrate G1 and to which Court?
when iam accused of theft in the courts of law,and iam given bail,my surety is asked to pay 400,000/=he pays,i then loose the case and fined 1,200.000/=i pay cash, where does my suretys money go?Or who pays back his money?
What's the min & max wage im uganda?
Thanks Barefoot lawyers uganda

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We're discussing the necessity and challenges during the due diligence process of acquiring land in Uganda

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🗓 28th September

HOW TO DIVIDE PROPERTY DURING INHERITANCE- Know your law series 27/09/2021

HOW TO DIVIDE PROPERTY DURING INHERITANCE- Know your law series

CAN A BENEFICIARY OF INHERITANCE SELL HIS PROPERTY IMMEDIATELY?


Katimbo was informed that his uncle who passed away last week left him with a piece of land in Kayunga. Immediately he decided to sell the property to his good friend who was present when he received the news. Money exchanged hands and he told Maule to go and take possession of the land. Katimbo’s relatives ‘did not want to know’ and rejected Mawule’s ‘agreement’ and denied him access to the property. His pleas fell on deaf ears and the relatives told him to start farming on his piece of paper.

WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY?

No, as a beneficiary of an inheritance, you do not have a right to share that which is not yours. As an owner, the law gives you the right to sell or do with your property as you see fit. You can only give title that you possess. Unfortunately, as a non-owner, you do not yet own this legal title therefore until you get the legal title as an owner, you cannot legally sell that property. You may agree with someone that you will sell to them once you get all rights of an owner. This does not mean you have sold or that the ‘buyer’ now owns the property.

Check out today's video for more insights, leave a comment, share and subscribe! 👇
https://youtu.be/Ukb2YW_IZTs

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HOW TO DIVIDE PROPERTY DURING INHERITANCE- Know your law series In this edition of the Know Your Law series discuss how to navigate the topic and succession during different relationship dynamics such as; Time stamps0:00-...

24/09/2021

HOW RELIGION AND FAMILY MAY AFFECT YOUR PROPERTY INHERITANCE

CAN A BENEFICIARY OF INHERITANCE SELL HIS PROPERTY IMMEDIATELY?

Katimbo was informed that his uncle who passed away last week left him with a piece of land in Kayunga. Immediately he decided to sell the property to his good friend who was present when he received the news. Money exchanged hands and he told Maule to go and take possession of the land. Katimbo’s relatives ‘did not want to know’ and rejected Mawule’s ‘agreement’ and denied him access to the property. His pleas fell on deaf ears and the relatives told him to start farming on his piece of paper.



WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY?

No, as a beneficiary of an inheritance, you do not have a right to share that which is not yours. As an owner, the law gives you the right to sell or do with your property as you see fit. You can only give title that you possess. Unfortunately, as a non-owner, you do not yet own this legal title therefore until you get the legal title as an owner, you cannot legally sell that property. You may agree with someone that you will sell to them once you get all rights of an owner. This does not mean you have sold or that the ‘buyer’ now owns the property.

Check out this week's video for more insights.

Be sure to have a look at our other editions of the Know Your Law Series here;
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrn3FoFhIslzJhhy62YqTQos6YHnZgVVi

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrn3FoFhIslxk2oYQKknLhnp1dqfLZ2Oj

24/09/2021

A recap on the discussion we hosted under the theme Gender Based Violence during the Covid-19 pandemic.

ED of Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP) Tina Musuya shared some types of GBV;

1. Intimate partner violence
2. Emotional violence
3. Sexual violence
4. R**e
5. Early and forced marriages
6. Sexual Harassment
7. Dowry- related violence
8 FGM
9. Online violence.

Here's the playlist for more insights that we shared on how to navigate the justice system as a survivor of Gender Based Violence👇

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrn3FoFhIslzTx9iYTmWAMiv-wz7kZXFj

A recap on the discussion we hosted under the theme Gender Based Violence during the Covid-19 pandemic.

ED of Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP) Tina Musuya shared some types of GBV;

1. Intimate partner violence
2. Emotional violence
3. Sexual violence
4. R**e
5. Early and forced marriages
6. Sexual Harassment
7. Dowry- related violence
8 FGM
9. Online violence.

Here's the playlist for more insights that we shared on how to navigate the justice system as a survivor of Gender Based Violence👇

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrn3FoFhIslzTx9iYTmWAMiv-wz7kZXFj

23/09/2021

How much do you know about the law on marriage in Uganda?

Find out in today's Trivia Thursday segment!! 👇
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How much do you know about the law on marriage in Uganda?

Find out in today's Trivia Thursday segment!! 👇
https://t.co/3i8pjk2PAm https://t.co/2GsVPh7E8g

23/09/2021

QUESTION OF THE DAY:
Strangely and maybe perhaps unknowingly in Uganda I always see some people doing two types of marriage - religious (Church/Mosques) and customary (traditional) marriage ago. Is this normal and OK???

ANSWER
Yes it is.

The law does not prohibit you from coming from one type of marriage into another, as long it does not violate the rights of a spouse in an earlier marriage. For example if you start with a customary marriage (which is potentially polygamous, and marry only one person), then you decide to go to church with your partner, then you customary marriage is taken to have been converted to a religious marriage which is monogamous. This means that you cannot afterwards get a second partner on the basis that you started out with a customary marriage. Once you enter a monogamous marriage after a customary one, you cannot go backwards.

On the other hand, if you also marry more than one partner in a customary/ religious polygamous marriage, the law cannot allow you to then opt for a monogamous civil marriage or church marriage because you would unlawfully disentitle one partner to their marital rights and status.

You also cannot convert from an existing (subsisting) monogamous marriage to a polygamous marriage because they cannot co-exist.

If you have any legal questions about this, or you have some thoughts to share, please feel free to comment or contact us through Facebook inbox, email at [email protected], twitter @barefootlawug or call us on 0392177405 during work hours.

📷: My wedding UG

QUESTION OF THE DAY:
Strangely and maybe perhaps unknowingly in Uganda I always see some people doing two types of marriage - religious (Church/Mosques) and customary (traditional) marriage ago. Is this normal and OK???

ANSWER
Yes it is.

The law does not prohibit you from coming from one type of marriage into another, as long it does not violate the rights of a spouse in an earlier marriage. For example if you start with a customary marriage (which is potentially polygamous, and marry only one person), then you decide to go to church with your partner, then you customary marriage is taken to have been converted to a religious marriage which is monogamous. This means that you cannot afterwards get a second partner on the basis that you started out with a customary marriage. Once you enter a monogamous marriage after a customary one, you cannot go backwards.

On the other hand, if you also marry more than one partner in a customary/ religious polygamous marriage, the law cannot allow you to then opt for a monogamous civil marriage or church marriage because you would unlawfully disentitle one partner to their marital rights and status.

You also cannot convert from an existing (subsisting) monogamous marriage to a polygamous marriage because they cannot co-exist.

If you have any legal questions about this, or you have some thoughts to share, please feel free to comment or contact us through Facebook inbox, email at [email protected], twitter @barefootlawug or call us on 0392177405 during work hours.

📷: My wedding UG

23/09/2021

DID YOU KNOW YOU ARE ENTITLED TO BE INFORMED OF ANY CRIMINAL CHARGE AGAINST YOU IN LANGUAGE YOU UNDERSTAND?

Today is the International Sign Language Day and we would like to talk about a fair hearing and how it relates to your language.

A right to a fair hearing entitles you to the right to be notified (informed) of the charge being brought against you in a language you clearly understand? On top of this, you have a right to defend yourself by challenging those charges. You can do this in any language you can clearly understand, and your case should not be at a disadvantage just because you cannot use a spoken language.

Sign language is an internationally recognised language for those who are deaf and can also be used by anyone else who is comfortable using it. If you prefer to use sign language, or you only rely on sign language, you can challenge any criminal proceedings against you whether at police, in court for being unfair if they do not provide a competent sign language expert to translate what you are saying or to communicate what the authorities want.

The law says no one should be discriminated against on any grounds including being deaf or unable to speak.

#InternationalSignLanguageDay

If you have any legal questions about this, or you have some thoughts to share, please feel free to comment or contact us through Facebook inbox, email at [email protected], twitter @barefootlawug or call us on 0392177405 during work hours.

📷: Freepik

DID YOU KNOW YOU ARE ENTITLED TO BE INFORMED OF ANY CRIMINAL CHARGE AGAINST YOU IN LANGUAGE YOU UNDERSTAND?

Today is the International Sign Language Day and we would like to talk about a fair hearing and how it relates to your language.

A right to a fair hearing entitles you to the right to be notified (informed) of the charge being brought against you in a language you clearly understand? On top of this, you have a right to defend yourself by challenging those charges. You can do this in any language you can clearly understand, and your case should not be at a disadvantage just because you cannot use a spoken language.

Sign language is an internationally recognised language for those who are deaf and can also be used by anyone else who is comfortable using it. If you prefer to use sign language, or you only rely on sign language, you can challenge any criminal proceedings against you whether at police, in court for being unfair if they do not provide a competent sign language expert to translate what you are saying or to communicate what the authorities want.

The law says no one should be discriminated against on any grounds including being deaf or unable to speak.

#InternationalSignLanguageDay

If you have any legal questions about this, or you have some thoughts to share, please feel free to comment or contact us through Facebook inbox, email at [email protected], twitter @barefootlawug or call us on 0392177405 during work hours.

📷: Freepik

22/09/2021

SHOULD YOU CONTINUE WITH A WEDDING IF YOUR PARENTS REJECT YOUR PARTNER?

Nakimuli’s sweetheart proposed last week, and she accepted to the proposal. However, Nakimuli’s parents do not want to know. They still remember how that ‘muyaye’ broke her heart the first time and they do not want their daughter marrying him. Her mother in fact told her to forget about her marriage to that man of hers if Nakimuli considers still wants to be their daughter. Nakimuli is wondering if she should continue with her wedding with or without their blessings and if this marriage will still be legal?

WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY?

By law, any man or woman above 18 years has a right to start a family or to get married. This also means that Nakimuli who is above 18 years has a right to choose who to marry on her own. If Nakimuli has decided to continue with her wedding, it is okay, and no one can stop her. However, there are also reasons that someone can use to lawfully stop or reject a wedding.

For example, of Nakimuli and her partner are related, or if he is already married (monogamously) without a divorce. At this point, her parents, the religious leader or anyone who knows about it can stop the wedding.

If you have any legal questions about this, or you have some thoughts to share, please feel free to comment or contact us through Facebook inbox, email at [email protected], twitter @barefootlawug or call us on 0392177405 during work hours.

📷: Pixabay

SHOULD YOU CONTINUE WITH A WEDDING IF YOUR PARENTS REJECT YOUR PARTNER?

Nakimuli’s sweetheart proposed last week, and she accepted to the proposal. However, Nakimuli’s parents do not want to know. They still remember how that ‘muyaye’ broke her heart the first time and they do not want their daughter marrying him. Her mother in fact told her to forget about her marriage to that man of hers if Nakimuli considers still wants to be their daughter. Nakimuli is wondering if she should continue with her wedding with or without their blessings and if this marriage will still be legal?

WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY?

By law, any man or woman above 18 years has a right to start a family or to get married. This also means that Nakimuli who is above 18 years has a right to choose who to marry on her own. If Nakimuli has decided to continue with her wedding, it is okay, and no one can stop her. However, there are also reasons that someone can use to lawfully stop or reject a wedding.

For example, of Nakimuli and her partner are related, or if he is already married (monogamously) without a divorce. At this point, her parents, the religious leader or anyone who knows about it can stop the wedding.

If you have any legal questions about this, or you have some thoughts to share, please feel free to comment or contact us through Facebook inbox, email at [email protected], twitter @barefootlawug or call us on 0392177405 during work hours.

📷: Pixabay

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: A buyers Guide to Land Purchase. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. 22/09/2021

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: A buyers Guide to Land Purchase. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

NEVER BUY LAND WITHOUT A WRITTEN CONTRACT!

'Lands are not vegetables that are bought from unknown sellers. …Lands are valuable properties and buyers are expected to make thorough investigations; not only of land, but of the sellers before purchase.’

By law, when buying land, it is not enough to just ‘see’ the piece of land and shake hands with the seller.

DO NOT: Buy land without a written contract, or agreement for the land deal. In law it is referred to as a "transfer agreement" or a "land transfer deed". It is every "mufere" dream for you to say “its ok, we don’t have to write anything”. - if you buy it without a written agreement and pay out of pocket, how can you prove that you really bought the land if they refuse to transfer ownership to you?

Pay for land without investigating the identity and right of the ‘owner’ to sell that land. You do not know what rights have been surrendered by the owner to either the bank, money lenders or tenants.

Do you want to know more about how to protect your land purchase or your money?

Register below, we'll be answering all your questions
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⏰ 11- 12:30pm

🗓 28th September, 2021

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: A buyers Guide to Land Purchase. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. In law, ignorance of the law is no defence. It is upon that background that BarefootLaw (BFL) was founded as a non-profit Organization to provide free legal information and guidance to the public, using technology and innovations. As a result of the current pandemic, BFL has come up with different w...

21/09/2021

TENURE

/ˈtɛnjə/

Did you know that the conditions under which you buy land affect your future ownership and rights over that land? These conditions are called tenure.

Tenure means the conditions under which land or buildings are held or occupied.

By Ugandan law you can own the land under a mailo land arrangement, freehold or a leasehold arrangement.

Ask your questions in the comments below, we'll be addressing them during next week's discussion.

⏰ 11-12:30pm

🗓 28th September, 2021

📌 Register here 👇
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S1tB4FtDQ5CxhJrydnY3Qw

TENURE

/ˈtɛnjə/

Did you know that the conditions under which you buy land affect your future ownership and rights over that land? These conditions are called tenure.

Tenure means the conditions under which land or buildings are held or occupied.

By Ugandan law you can own the land under a mailo land arrangement, freehold or a leasehold arrangement.

Ask your questions in the comments below, we'll be addressing them during next week's discussion.

⏰ 11-12:30pm

🗓 28th September, 2021

📌 Register here 👇
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S1tB4FtDQ5CxhJrydnY3Qw

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