MICHAEL QUARSHIE
V.
ESI SYLVIA QUARSHIE

(2016) JELR 107845 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. BDMC 115/2015 ·  15 Apr 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY
Core Terms Beta
respondent
petitioner
children
court
section
lawyers
evidence
2nd day of august
u.s.a
30th day of august
matrimonial home
5th september
case of the petitioner
diligent effort
letters
totality of the evidence
united states of america
adult inmate of the said house
afternoon of the said day
birthday card
children of the marriage
court’s act
esi sylvia quashie
evidence of the petitioner
following reliefs
grant of the divorce petition
house of the respondent
interest of the child
irreconcilable differences
latter company’s tracking report
marriage certificate
marriage ordinance
medical check-up
notice board of the high court
petitioner’s offer
police extract
respective families
respondent’s family
respondent’s lawyers
respondent’s refusal
spite of the dhl courier attempts
text messages
unrestricted access
victims support unit of the police service
work place

J U D G M E N T 

Michael Kofi Quashie (hereinafter called the Petitioner) and Esi Sylvia Quashie (hereinafter called the Respondent) were married under the Marriage Ordinance (Cap 127) (1951 Rev.) on the 30th day of August 2001 at the Holy  Spirit Cathedral, Accra. Prior to this, the parties had contracted a marriage under Ewe Customary Law. 

The parties co-habited at Redco Flats, Madina, Baatsonaa and briefly  relocated to the United States of America (U.S.A). There are two issues of the  marriage, Delako Quashie and Kekeli Quashie who were seventeen (17) and  seven (7) years old respectively when the petition was filed on the 17th day of  December, 2014. It is the case of the petitioner that the Respondent was living in  the U.S.A for about seven (7) years after the marriage and he was visiting her  occasionally.

Per the Petition, the Respondent returned to Ghana in 2008 after declaring bankruptcy in the U.S.A. On her return the Respondent was in gainful  employment. 

The Petitioner…

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