ROSWITHA ILONA KUHLING
V.
DSANE NEE QUAYE

(2016) JELR 107763 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. DM/0068/16 ·  19 Aug 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
CECILIA DON-CHEBE AGBEVEY
Core Terms Beta
respondent
petitioner
marriage
parties
germany
ghana
attorney
evidence
9th day of april
petition
section
continuous period
dissolution of the marriage
ghanaian cedis
grant of a divorce petition
man
point of entry
wife
answer
answer consents
attorney grace garner
breakdown of the marriage
counsel
criminal enquiry
cross-examination of the petitioner
decree of the divorce
dsane nee quaye
failure of the petitioner
full satisfaction of the entire compensation
german citizen
german immigration officers
great embarrassment
incident
lawful attorney
marriage certificate
matrimonial causes act
payment
payment of the said sum
petitioner’s case
pleadings
power of attorney
presentation of the petition
principal registrar of marriages office
respective counsel
respondent consents
such further order
sum
terms of settlement
view of the immigration problems
visa

J U D G M E N T 

Roswitha Ilona Kuhling (hereinafter called the Petitioner) and Dsane Nee Quaye (hereinafter called the Respondent) were married on the 9th day of April 2013 under the Marriage Ordinance (Cap 127) (1951 Rev.) at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly. The Petitioner is a German Citizen who is ordinarily resident in Germany whilst the Respondent is a Ghanaian domiciled in Accra.  

It is the Petitioner’s case that the Respondent has behaved in such a way that she cannot reasonably be expected to live with the Respondent. She filed the petition praying for the following reliefs: 

i. That the marriage between the Petitioner and the Respondent be dissolved. 

ii. Such further order or orders as this honourable Court may deem fit.

The Respondent filed an Answer on the 5th of July 2016 in which he averred that he was not opposed to the dissolution of the marriage provided he is adequately compensated. He blamed the breakdown of the marriage on the failure of the Petitioner to cohabit i…

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