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HELENA OWUSU PE
V.
KOFI OWUSU

(2017) JELR 107702 (HC)    
High Court  ·  BDMC 237/2015 ·  24 Feb 2017 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
respondent
petitioner
court
marriage
parties
evidence
matrimonial home
humble opinion
children of the marriage
continuous period
grant of a decree of divorce
supreme court
container shop
cross-examination
best interest of the child
circumstances of the case
matrimonial causes act
respective family members
school fees
unnumbered property
addo v. addo
anthony opoku
cross petition
custody of the 3rd child
dw2’s testimony
educational bills of the children
educational bills of the children of the marriage
female child
following reliefs
further orders
good behaviour
half-sister
marriage certificate
name mr. osei
older children
particulars of unreasonable behaviour
part of financial provision
petitioner’s case
petitioner’s unreasonable behaviour
petitioner’s witness pw1
primary consideration of the high court
quartson v. quartson
said allegation of an inappropriate relationship
said meeting
second child
youngest child

JUDGMENT

AGBEVEY, J.

By a petition filed on the 16th of March 2015, the petitioner is seeking the following reliefs:- 

(i) That the marriage celebrated between petitioner and Respondent be dissolved since same has broken down yond reconciliation. 

(ii) That the petitioner be granted custody of the children of the  marriage. 

(iii) That the respondent be ordered to contribute to the medical and educational bills of the children as and when necessary. 

(iv) That the respondent be ordered to provide accommodation for  the petitioner until the final determination of the matter. 

(v) That the respondent be ordered to share the unnumbered property situated at Amasaman equally with the petitioner. 

(vi) That the respondent be ordered to pay the petitioner a lump sum of fifteen thousand Ghana cedis (GH¢15,000.00). 

(vii) That the Respondent be ordered to provide a monthly maintenance  allowance of Seven Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH¢ 700.00) to the  Respondent. 

The Respondent filed an Answer in which he d…

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