BENNET KPENTEY
V.
SONIA NORNORKUADZI

(2016) JELR 107523 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. BDMC 183/2015 ·  27 Jul 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY J.
Core Terms Beta
petitioner
respondent
parties
company
marriage
evidence
shares
east legon
10th day of may
matrimonial home
children of the marriage
dzen ayor
terms of settlement
allen lamtey kpentey
full custody of the children
half of the matrimonial home
king catholic church
section
such further order
8th day of may
adulterous behaviour of the petitioner
alimony payments
cross-petition
customary marriage
favour of the respondent
full custody of the children of the marriage
ghana cedis
grant of a divorce petition
grounds of adultery
issues of the marriage
joint names of the parties
juliana sonia setor nornorkuadzi
lump sum payment
management consultant
marriage ordinance
matrimonial causes act
medical expenses
medical expenses of the aforesaid children of the marriage
petitioner pays
photocopy of the marriage certificate
psychological abuse
reasonable sum
respondent’s counsel
satisfaction
sole ground
totality of the evidence
total shares of the company

J U D G M E N T 

Bennet Buertey Kpentey (hereinafter called the Petitioner) and Juliana Sonia Setor Nornorkuadzi (hereinafter called the Respondent) were married under the Marriage Ordinance (Cap 127) (1951 Rev.) at the Christ the King Catholic Church, Accra on the 10th day of May 1997. 

Prior to this marriage, the parties had contracted a customary marriage on  the 8th day of May 1997, at Dansoman, Accra. The parties who are both  Ghanaians cohabited at East Legon. There are two issues of the marriage, Amy  Lamki Kpentey and Allen Lamtey Kpentey who are 18 and 15 years old  respectively. The Petitioner is a Management Consultant and the Respondent is  a banker. 

Per the petition filed on the 3rd day of February, 2015 the Petitioner is praying the Court for reliefs as follows:

a. The marriage between the parties contracted on May 10, 1997 be dissolved. b. That Respondent be ordered to have full custody of the children with access  to Petitioner. 

c. Each party should bear the cost inci…

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