(2017) JELR 107772 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. DM/0269/2016 ·  30 Jan 2017 ·  Ghana
Core Terms Beta
children of the marriage
four-bedroom house
matrimonial causes act
arrears of maintenance
continuous period
family members
medical bills
reasonable access
two-bedroom apartment
custody of the issues of the marriage
educational bills
issues of the marriage
award custody of the child
behalf of the party
children’s school fees
civil procedure
copy of the history of the maryland property
copy of the petition
dissolution of the ordinance marriage
generality of subsection
grant of a decree of divorce
hearing of evidence
high court
immovable property
legal expenses
marriage certificate
marriage ordinance
matrimonial action
payment of school fees
plethora of cases
reason of such adultery
right of access of any person
such consent
united states of america
witness statement


The Petitioner and the Respondent were lawfully married under the Marriage  Ordinance, 1951 Rev. (CAP 127) on the 1st day of May, 1994 at the Deliverance World Outreach Ministries, Accra. 

Both parties are Ghanaians. However, the Petitioner is resident in Ghana whilst the Respondent is resident in the United States of America (USA). The Petitioner is a Health Scientist whilst the Respondent is an Engineer. 

There are two children of the marriage – David Appeagyei Owusu-Amoako aged 20  years and Jesse Ankomaa Owusu-Amoako, aged 17 years. 

The Petitioner filed a petition against the Respondent, praying for the following  reliefs:

a. The dissolution of the ordinance marriage, celebrated on the 1st day of May,  1994 

b. That the Petitioner is granted custody of the issues of the marriage, with  reasonable access granted to the Respondent 

c. An order directed at the Respondent to pay the educational bills, medical bills and other expenses of the children of the marriage 

d. An order…

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