(2016) JELR 107607 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. DM/0216/2016 ·  15 Dec 2016 ·  Ghana
Core Terms Beta
united kingdom
continuous period
30th day of march
la boutique hotel
matrimonial causes act
mental illness
respondent’s behavior
behalf of the party
brief periods
case of the petitioner
certificate number rgm
civil procedure
copy of the petition
dissolution of the marriage
following orders
general appearance
graduate student
hearing of evidence
hearing of the case
heavy drinker of alcoholic substances
high court
issue of the marriage
legal counsel
major depressive disorder
marriage ordinance
matrimonial action
matrimonial home
medical treatment
mental condition
notice of appearance
order of this court
reasonable supervised access
reason of such adultery
regular maintenance
resultant violent behavior
sole responsibility
various efforts


The parties were married under the Marriage Ordinance, 1951 Rev. (CAP  127) on the 30th day of March, 2013 at the La Boutique Hotel, Airport, Accra. 

The Petitioner is domiciled in Ghana whilst the Respondent is domiciled in the  United Kingdom. 

The Petitioner is a Landlady/Graduate Student whilst the Respondent is  unemployed. 

There is one issue of the marriage – Oscar McClymont, aged 3 years. The Petitioner also has one other child before the marriage – Cayenne Rettenmund aged  8 years and living in the matrimonial home.

The Petitioner filed a petition on the 7th day of June, 2016, for the dissolution of the marriage and the following reliefs: 

a. Full custody of the only child of the marriage 

b. An order of this Court, permanently restraining the Respondent from contacting or visiting the children without the express consent of the  Petitioner 

c. An order that the Respondent is mulcted in costs for being responsible for the  breakdown of the marriage 

It must be noted tha…

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