VERONICA AIDOO
V.
JOHN KOFI AIDOO

(2015) JELR 107476 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO BDMC 202/2013 ·  8 Dec 2015 ·  Ghana
CORAM
H/L DORIS BEMPONG (MRS)
Core Terms Beta
petitioner
parties
respondent
court
workers
evidence
matrimonial home
section
work
building materials
dissolution of the marriage
house
principle
site
spouses
acquisition of property
averments of the petitioner
case of the petitioner
cross examination
divorce case
equal access
equality
equality principle
financial help
full realization of the rights
general approach
half share of the matrimonial home
initial stages of the marriage
logic
major contributor
particularities of an individual case
part of a financial provision
part of the respondent
petitioner’s evidence
principle of the equitable sharing of property
proprietary rights of parties
respondent’s witness
said property
search of the land
series of unreasonable behavior
settlement of property rights
specific instances
such sum of money
sum of ghc
supreme court whiles
various places
view of the parties

JUDGMENT 


The petitioner herein petitioned this Court for; 

1. Dissolution of the marriage existing between the parties. 

2. That the petitioner be given a half share of the matrimonial home which the parties  acquired jointly at Kasoa. 

3. That the respondent maintain the petitioner during the pendency of the suit.

4. That the respondent shall settle the petitioner with an amount of fifty thousand  Ghana cedis. 

5. Costs.  

It is the case of the petitioner that the parties got married in the May 1992 and cohabited at various places at the initial stages of the marriage until they moved to their matrimonial home at Kasoa. Petitioner says that after a series of unreasonable behavior on the part of the respondent, the petitioner moved out of the matrimonial home and filed for divorce. 

The respondent filed an answer and cross petitioned for their marriage to be sustained and  said that the petitioner was not entitled to any of her claims. 

In view of the parties’ agreement to a dissolution o…

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