DR ALEXANDER YAWSON
V.
AGNES WARDY

(2016) JELR 107544 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. BDMC 313/2015 ·  28 Jun 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY J.
Core Terms Beta
respondent
petitioner
court
parties
section
evidence
continuous period
presentation of the petition
issues of the marriage
17th day of april
blood pressure
children’s act
cross-examination
good shepherd catholic church
grant of a decree of divorce
incessant arguments
marriage ordinance
master’s degree
respective affidavit of means
respondent consents
senior lecturer
university of cape coast
akwesi iv
case of ababio v
chelsea aba kwansima yawson
custody of the children of the marriage
custody of their children
due cognisance of charges
evidence decree
evidence of a particular fact
grant of a divorce petition
immovable property
intolerable behaviour of the respondent
limited access
lump sum payment
matrimonial causes act
monthly income
none of the parties
old scientist
others
pay-slip
proper legal means
reason of such adultery
respondent’s costs
such further orders
sufficient evidence
total net pay of gh

J U D G M E N T 

The Petitioner and the Respondent were married under the  Marriage Ordinance (Cap 127) (1951 Rev.) on the 17th day of April,  1998 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Tema. The Petitioner is  a senior lecturer at the University of Cape Coast whilst the Respondent  is a tutor at the Queensland International School, Sakumono, Accra.  There are two issues of the marriage namely Vanessa Efua Egyirba  Yawson aged 16 years and Chelsea Aba Kwansima Yawson who is 13  years old. Both issues are girls. 

The Petitioner filed a petition on the 19th day of May 2015 on the grounds that the Respondent has behaved in such a manner that the Petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with the Respondent. The Petitioner prays for reliefs as follows:

a) The marriage celebrated between the Petitioner and the Respondent be dissolved. 

b) The Petitioner be granted shared custody of their children with sufficient accessibility. 

c) Such further orders as this Court may deem fit. 

The Re…

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