MAAME ATTAFUA
V.
PAPA YAW ADDO BOATENG

(2016) JELR 107769 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO: DM 0030/2016 ·  2 Nov 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
HAFISATA AMALEBOBA
Core Terms Beta
parties
petitioner
respondent
marriage
issue of the marriage
court
ghc
party
united states of america
father
marriage certificate
marriages act
matrimonial home
medical expenses
petition
section
terms of settlement
27th july
ancillary reliefs
complete construction of the matrimonial home
conduct of the respondent
custody of the issue of the marriage
custody of the only issue of the marriage
dissolution of the marriage
failure of the respondent
family members
home
house no
insistence of the respondent
issue
judgment
limited access
matrimonial causes act
medical expenses of the issue of the marriage
particulars of unreasonable behaviour of the respondent
payment of the said gifts
petitioner’s petition
relevant facts of this case
result of the unreasonable behaviour of the respondent
sade attafua addo boateng
said section
sexual relations
testimony of a party
uncontroverted testimony of the petitioner
wife petitioner

JUDGMENT: 

The wife Petitioner filed this Petition for dissolution of the marriage celebrated  between the parties. She contended that as a result of the unreasonable behaviour of the Respondent among others, the marriage had broken down beyond reconciliation. She sought further ancillary reliefs, praying for custody of the only issue of the marriage, with limited access to the Petitioner, maintenance for the issue for the marriage, an order that Respondent pay the  educational and medical expenses of the issue of the marriage, financial provision for herself, costs of the action and for any other reliefs. 

The Respondent filed an answer by which he mostly traversed the averments in the Petitioner’s Petition and cross – petitioned for a dissolution of the  marriage, custody of the issue of the marriage with access to the Petitioner,  joint maintenance of the child, that each party bears their own costs and for  other reliefs the Court deems fit.

The relevant facts of this case are that t…

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