ABRAHAM KUMA
V.
SELASE AKABUO

(2016) JELR 107478 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO: BDMC 231/2015 ·  29 Apr 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
HAFISATA AMALEBOBA (MRS)
Core Terms Beta
petitioner
marriage
parties
respondent
reconciliation
ghana
age difference
petition
united states of america
facts
march
section
6th april
age gap
answer
attorney
basis
dissolution of the marriage
high court
issues of the marriage
matrimonial causes act
previous application
testimony of both parties
accra metropolitan assembly
circumstances
divorce proceedings
evidence of both parties
exhibit a.
ghanaian citizens
marriage certificate
marriages act
matrimonial causes matter
power of attorney
res judicata
respondent’s assurances
respondent’s attitude
result of the respondent
sections
similar issues
testimony
testimony of the petitioner
travel arrangements
united states

JUDGMENT: 

The Petitioner and Respondent were married under the Marriages Act 1884 – 1985 (Cap 127), at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly in Accra, on 22nd  December 2012.  

The husband – Petitioner filed this Petition against the Respondent his wife  seeking a dissolution of the marriage on the grounds that same has broken  down beyond reconciliation. The Petitioner averred that both parties are  Ghanaian citizens, with the Petitioner currently domiciled in the United States of America, and there are no issues of the marriage. That when the Respondent secured her visa, and Petitioner made travel arrangements for  her to join him in March 2013, the Respondent’s attitude changed and she  became cold towards him. He averred further that contrary to the  Respondent’s assurances that the age difference between the parties was not  a problem, when she came to the United States of America, she started to complain about the age difference. That a previous application filed in the  High Court whe…

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