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(1961) JELR 69820 (HC)    
High Court  ·  9 Nov 1961 ·  Ghana
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ACOLATSE J
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ACOLATSE J.: The wife-applicant and the respondent in this motion were married on the 14th September, 1947. They lived and cohabited together in divers places and later in Accra, Ghana, and had four children of the marriage. The wife petitioned for, and on the 7th August, 1961 obtained in the High Court of Ghana a decree of divorce on the ground of her husband’s adultery. The petitioner and the respondent are domicled in Ghana. The wife, in her petition to the court for the dissolution of her marriage prayed inter alia (a) that she may be granted the custody of the children of the said marriage, and (b) that she may be granted such secured provisions and sums by way of maintenance for herself and the said children as may be just. This motion came before the court upon the application of the wife-petitioner for an order of maintenance for herself and her four children within the terms of a “consent” settlement between the husband and wife-petitioner which is attached to the motion and …

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