MICHAEL MANTEY
V.
ELIZABETH OYINKA

(2016) JELR 107793 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. DM 67/2015 ·  19 Jul 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY
Core Terms Beta
petitioner
respondent
parties
court
marriage
terms of settlement
children of the marriage
evidence
matrimonial home
8th day of july
issues of the marriage
maintenance
petition
absence of further evidence
answer
continuous period
court orders
cross-examination
custody
divorce
man
nana adwoa mantey
oath
period of separation
respondent consents
wife
12th day of may
3rd day of december
certificate number
cost of the respondent
dates of birth of the issues
decree of divorce
ghanaians
grant of a decree of divorce
issues
legal fees
manner
marriage certificate
marriage ordinance
medical expenses
monthly payment of gh
presentation of the petition
reliefs
respect of the ancillary reliefs
respondent sum of gh
separate rooms
upkeep of the home
yaa asantewaa mantey
younger issue of the marriage

J U D G M E N T 

The parties both of whom are Ghanaians were married under the Marriage Ordinance (Cap 127) (1951 Rev.) on the 8th day of July 2005 at the Accra  Metropolitan Assembly. The Petitioner is a businessman and the Respondent  operates a restaurant. There are two issues of the marriage namely Yaa Asantewaa Mantey and Nana Adwoa Mantey who are 8 and 5 years old respectively. Per the petition filed on the 3rd day of December, 2015, the  Petitioner, on the grounds that the Respondent behaved in such a manner that the  Petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to continue living with her, prays the  Court for reliefs as follows: 

i. That the marriage celebrated between the parties on the 8th day of July, 2005 be dissolved. 

ii. That the Respondent be granted custody of the two children of the marriage  with reasonable access to the Petitioner.

iii. That the Petitioner pays the Respondent sum of GH¢500 monthly for the  maintenance of the two children of the marriage. 

iv. That the Res…

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