PETER ADJEI
V.
MARGARET ADJEI

(2021) JELR 109034 (SC)    
Supreme Court  ·  J4/06/2021 ·  21 Apr 2021 ·  Ghana
CORAM
APPAU JSC (PRESIDING), PWAMANG JSC, DORDZIE (MRS.) JSC, LOVELACE JOHNSON (MS.) JSC, AMADU JSC
Core Terms Beta
respondent
court
court of appeal
spouse
evidence
high court
units of flats
subsistence of the marriage
trial court
trial high court
cases
dissolution of the marriage
supreme court
decision of the court of appeal
learned trial judge
marital properties
weight of evidence
property rights of spouses
acquisition of the properties
decision of the trial
means of the parties
above cases of this court
appellate courts
award of ghc500,000.00
cantonment property
contribution of the wife
decision of the high court
grant of custody of the children
high court judge
judgment of the court
lump-sum payment of the sum
matrimonial cause
old customary marriage
petitioner’s cantonment property
related cases
respondent custody of the children
respondent’s cross-petition
rights of access
said flats
share of such property
trial courts

MAJORITY OPINION

APPAU, JSC

This appeal originates from the High Court in a matrimonial cause initiated by the man  of the marriage as Petitioner against the wife as Respondent. The petitioner prayed the  trial court to dissolve the twelve year old customary marriage between him and the  Respondent. The Petitioner again requested for custody of the two children of the  marriage aged eleven (11) and eight (8) years old. The Respondent, in an amended answer  to the petition, cross-petitioned and prayed for five (5) reliefs against the Petitioner. The  first was that the matrimonial home, which is one of four flats or units of flats constructed  by the Petitioner on his self-acquired plot of land at Cantonments, Accra, should be  settled on her. In her second relief, she prayed for a lump-sum payment of the sum of  four hundred thousand Ghana cedis (GHc400,000.00) to her by the Petitioner by way of  alimony and then thirdly, a monthly stipend of two thousand Ghana cedis (GHc2,000.00)  as …

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