NEIL LUTTERODT
V.
GERTRUDE LUTTERODT

(2016) JELR 107872 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. BDMSC 284/2015 ·  26 Feb 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY
Core Terms Beta
respondent
petitioner
marriage
evidence
court
matrimonial home
parties
section
petition
divorce petition
21st day of april
cross-examination
cross-petition
issue
9th day of february
audio recording
part of the petitioner
school campus
15th day
alleged assault
assertion of the petitioner
celebration of their marriage
circumstances of this case
contemporary principles of family law
continuous period
different voice
family members
ghana education service
grant of a divorce petition
grounds of insecurity
home of the petitioner
joint custody of the child of the marriage
learned judge
marriage certificate
matrimonial causes act
much weight
petitioner of sex
proper construction of section
respect of the cross-petition
respondent reasons
sexual intercourse
specified grounds
such conjugal comforts
sufficient evidence
totality of evidence

J U D G M E N T 

Mr. Neils Lutterodt (hereinafter referred to as the Petitioner) and the Respondent, Mrs. Getrude Lutterodt (hereinafter referred to as the Respondent) contracted a marriage under the Marriage Ordinance (Cap 127(1951 Rev.) on the 9th day of February, 2013 at the St. Joseph Anglican Church, Bubuashie, Accra. 

The petition was filed on the 21st day of April 2015 seeking the following  reliefs: 

a) That the marriage between the parties be dissolved. 

b) That the parties be granted joint custody of the child of the marriage. 

The facts are that after the marriage the parties co-habited in the home of  Petitioner’s parents. The Petitioner works with the Ghana Education Service whilst the Respondent is a nurse undergoing her midwifery training at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra. The marriage has produced an issue, a boy by name Gerhadt O. Lutterodt who was born on 2nd April, 2014. On the 15th day of 1 August, 2014, the Respondent left the matrimonial home with the issue o…

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