(2017) JELR 108659 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO BDMC/410/2013 ·  7 Jul 2017 ·  Ghana
Core Terms Beta
matrimonial home
course of the marriage
stationery business
cross examination
mr amoah
ostenfield enterprise
circumstances of this case
following exhibits
various places
balance of probabilities
following reliefs
principle of law
said marriage
sufficient evidence
support of her case
supreme court
burden of proof
circuit court
civil cases
commercial vehicle
common sense
court bears
date bah jsc
dissolution of the customary law marriage
duty of a plaintiff
equitable share
exclusive use of the bawjiase property
exhibit a
exhibit b
exhibit c
family land of obrakyere
family property
favour of the petitioner
general principle of law
mrs otoo
respondent emmanuel otoo
respondent’s first witness
respondent’s testimony
said ostenfield enterprise
sole property
written document


The wife/Petitioner seeks the dissolution of the customary law marriage contracted with the  Respondent in August 1974. 

The Petitioner seeks the following reliefs as per her Petition: 

a. An order dissolving the said marriage on account of extreme cruelty of the  Respondent. 

b. That the matrimonial home and the properties in Kasoa be settled on the Petitioner.

c. That the Respondent be made to pay maintenance to the Petitioner from August 2004  to the day the marriage is dissolved. 

d. That the Petitioner be awarded a lump sum of alimony payment in the sum of  GH¢100,000.00. 

e. That the court should determine an equitable share in favour of the Petitioner in  Ostenfield Enterprise. 

f. That all household chattels be settled on the Petitioner. 

g. That the Respondent be made to bear the legal cost incurred by the Petitione The Respondent on the other hand prays for the following reliefs: 

a. An order for a declaration that the house he built on his family land of Obrakyere  remai…

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