MARTIN J. VERDOSE
V.
PATRICIA ABENA VERDOSE-KURANCHIE

(2017) JELR 65338 (SC)    
Supreme Court  ·  CIVIL APPEAL NO. J4/45/2016 ·  25 Jan 2017 ·  Ghana
CORAM
ANIN YEBOAH JSC [PRESIDING], BAFFOE-BONNIE JSC, BENIN JSC, APPAU JSC, PWAMANG JSC.
Core Terms Beta
respondent
petitioner
article
court
constitution
judgment
appeal
court of appeal
ghana
interest
mccarthy hill house
parties
learned judges of the court of appeal
marriage
mccarthy hill
orders
statement of case
conveyance of whatever nature
order of the court of appeal
properties
11th may
absolute owner of the mccarthy hill house
bedroom house
circumstances
decision of the court of appeal
dutch national
female children
following grounds
following order
freehold property
further order
high court
judicial decision
justice
learned justices of the court of appeal
matrimonial home
matrimonial house property
part of the judgment of the high court
plot of land
provisions of article
rest of the properties
settlement of properties
settlement of the matrimonial property
such orders
title deed of the mccarthy hill house
toyota land cruiser

PWAMANG, JSC.

The facts giving rise to this appeal are fairly simple. The petitioner/respondent/respondent, hereafter referred to in this judgment as the petitioner, is a Dutch national while the respondent/appellant/appellant, to be referred to as the respondent, is a Ghanaian lady. They got married in Holland in 1984 and after a brief sojourn in Libya they moved to live in Ghana. They were living together at McCarthy Hill, Accra, but problems later developed in the marriage and petitioner moved out of the matrimonial home. The parties have two adopted female children aged 16 and 9 years as at 2007. He subsequently filed a petition for divorce and ancillary reliefs. Respondent also crossed petitioned and prayed for a dissolution of the marriage and ancillary reliefs. After a trial at which only the parties testified without calling witnesses the High Court gave judgment on 11th May,2009 and made orders dissolving the marriage and for custody and maintenance of the children. However, w…

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