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(2017) JELR 107707 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. DM/0321/2016 ·  17 Feb 2017 ·  Ghana

Ratio Decidendi

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The parties were married under the ordinance in October 2005 and have two children. Before the petitioner filed for a dissolution of the marriage in court in 2016, their two families had met in November 2014 and customarily dissolved the union they formed prior to the conversion. That to them signifies the unredemptive status of the marriage for they had lived apart for six years as at the time of trial. 

The ground pleaded by the petitioner is that the respondent has “conducted himself in an unreasonable manner that the petitioner cannot be expected to live with him as a wife”. She did not provide particulars of the respondent’s unreasonable behaviour that drove her to take this decision in spite of the tender ages of their two children.

The respondent denied he has behaved unreasonably and alleged it is the petitioner rather who has behaved unreasonably. He hinted at what to him was her unreasonable behaviour and it appears to be bordered on her going home late accor…

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