ALEXANDER NTIRI
V.
BEATRICE ASANTEWAA

(2016) JELR 107483 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. DM 16/2015 ·  29 Jun 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY J.
Core Terms Beta
petitioner
respondent
parties
court
evidence
reconciliation
section
counsel
favour of the petitioner
favour of the respondent
house
house no.
man
october
unnumbered house
wife
3rd day of november
9th day of may
accountant
answer
chief
continuous period
desertion
existence
facts
following reliefs
grant of a divorce petition
issues of the marriage
lump sum compensation
maintenance
matrimonial causes act
only ground
ordinance marriage
part
petition
proof
respect of the ancillary reliefs
respondent’s legal fees
such facts
terms of settlement
trader
trading activities
will of a spouse

J U D G M E N T 

The parties were married under Akan custom in January 1980. This was  converted to an Ordinance Marriage on 19th of October 2000 at the Offices of the  Principal Registrar of Marriages, Accra. There are three issues of the marriage  who are adults aged 35, 31 and 25 years respectively. 

Per the petition filed on the 3rd day of November, 2015, the Petitioner is  praying for the following reliefs: 

i. That the said marriage be dissolved. 

ii. That house No. 37 Agbogba be settled in favour of the Petitioner.

iii. That house No. 16 Sakora be settled in favour of the Respondent.

iv. That the unnumbered house at Agbogba be settled in favour of the  issues of the marriage.

The Respondent filed an Answer and save that she blamed the desertion by the Petitioner for the breakdown of the marriage, she consents to the dissolution  of the marriage. She cross-petitioned as follows: 

a) The Petitioner be ordered to pay the Respondent a lump sum compensation  to buffer her trading activ…

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