MARTINA ODONKOR
V.
JOHN MASON

(2016) JELR 107789 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. BDMC 179/2010 ·  26 Sep 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY
Core Terms Beta
respondent
petitioner
parties
order
marriage
matrimonial home
petition
presentation of the petition
terms of settlement
children of the marriage
continuous period
14th day of april
17th day of may
amended petition
canadian dollar
consent judgment
cross-petition
custody of the children of the marriage
eastern region of ghana
educational expenses
favour of the petitioner
financial responsibility
following household chattels
following reliefs
following shares of companies
full financial responsibility
grant of a decree of divorce
grant of a divorce petition
health insurance
instant trial
life insurance
main road
medical expenses
order of the court
parties’ prayer
period of february
rate of the ghana cedis equivalent
reason of such adultery
respect of the children of the marriage
respondent’s share
school books
school fees
school uniforms
us dollars
year

J U D G M E N T 

The Petitioner filed a petition on the 14th day of April, 2010 against the Respondent. Subsequently, she filed an amended petition on the 17th day of May, 2012 seeking the following reliefs: 

(a) An order that the marriage be dissolved. 

(b)An order that custody of the children of the marriage be granted to the Petitioner with reasonable access to the Respondent. 

(c) An order that maintenance pending the dissolution should be paid in favour of the Petitioner. 

(d)An order that the Respondent pay monthly maintenance in respect of the children of the marriage. 

(e) An order that the Respondent pay the sum total of arrears of unpaid child  maintenance at a rate of the Ghana Cedis equivalent of one thousand, five  hundred US Dollars (US$1,500) per month, (being GH¢2,160 as at February 2010), for the period of February, 2007 till the present, less  amounts already paid. This amounts to a total of GH¢70,520 (US$48,872). This amount to be taken out of the Respondent’s share of t…

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