JOHN BAXTER
V.
MARY BAXTER

(2016) JELR 107745 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. BDMC/203/2014 ·  1 Nov 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA N.S. DAVIS
Core Terms Beta
petitioner
respondent
accra
order
parties
11th day of november
fact
house
petition
united kingdom
counsel
court
diligent efforts
evidence
general register office
interest
north kaneshie estate
palace link
terms of settlement
west legon
wife
16th day of august
4th day of february
bank of ghana rate of exchange
children of the marriage
citizen of ghana
citizen of the united kingdom
copies of the documents
cost of the respondent
cross-examination
declaration
dissolution of the marriage
financial provision
financial settlement of the cedi equivalent
following reliefs
joint property of the parties
kaneshie house
mary baxter
petitioner’s lawyers
portion of all rental income
pounds sterling
receipt of all items
respondent’s answer
respondent’s equipment
respondent wishes
said marriage
sole property of the respondent
unreasonable behaviour of the respondent

JUDGMENT 

John Baxter (hereinafter called the Petitioner) and Mary Baxter (hereinafter called the Respondent) were married under the Marriages Act of England on the 11th day of November, 2002 at the General Register Office, Huntingdon in the County of  Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. There are no children of the marriage. 

The Petitioner is a citizen of the United Kingdom and a Pensioner while the  Respondent is a citizen of Ghana and a Hairdresser. 

The Petitioner, per his petition filed on the 4th day of February, 2014, is praying  that the said marriage be dissolved. 

The Respondent filed an answer and denied the material particulars. She prayed the Court for the following reliefs: 

1. An opportunity to reconcile or in the alternative 

2. An order that the buildings situate and being at West Legon, Accra, one of  which the Respondent occupies, is a joint property of the parties

3. A declaration that H/No. 71, Palace Link, North Kaneshie Estate, Accra,  acquired by the parties during t…

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