PHOEBE MACDONALD
V.
DUNCAN MACDONALD

(2016) JELR 107850 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. BDMC 282/2015 ·  28 Jul 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY
Core Terms Beta
petitioner
respondent
court
evidence
marriage
parties
section
issue of the marriage
order
cedi equivalent
pounds sterling
united kingdom
british citizen
circumstances of the parties
costs of the child
mechanical engineer
medical bills
medical expenses
petition
presentation of the petition
school fees
20th day of december
accra metropolitan assembly
candice marie owusuwaa macdonald
continuous period
costs of other basic necessities of life
current exchange rate of gh
custody of the child
family members
financial circumstances
glowlamp international school
grant of a divorce petition
immoveable property
lump sum compensation
maintenance award
matrimonial causes act
offices of the registrar of marriages
oil rigs
petitioner’s legal cost
piece of evidence
proof of service
social media
sole ground
such sum of money
trading activities
transportation costs
will of a spouse

J U D G M E N T 

The parties were married on the 20th day of December 2008 at the Offices of the Registrar of Marriages, Accra Metropolitan Assembly. Prior to that, the parties had dated and cohabited for 3 years. 

The Petitioner is a Ghanaian resident in Ghana whilst the Respondent is a British citizen ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom. After the marriage the parties cohabited in Accra. There is one issue of the marriage, a girl named Candice Marie Owusuwaa Macdonald. She is nine years old. The Petitioner is currently a student at Legon and the Respondent is a mechanical engineer, who works with oil companies. He came to Ghana to work.  

Per the petition filed on 21st of April, 2015 Petitioner is praying for reliefs  as follows:

a. Petitioner be granted custody of the child with reasonable access to the  Respondent; 

b. An order compelling Respondent to pay to the Petitioner a lump sum compensation of One hundred thousand pounds sterling (£100,000.00) or  its cedi equivalent. 

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