(2016) JELR 107706 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. BDMC 554/2014 ·  26 Jul 2016 ·  Ghana
Core Terms Beta
matrimonial home
issues of the marriage
said property
said pastor
business trips
financial settlement
supreme court
circumstances of this case
facility letter
false information
lucrative business
marriage ordinance
payment of school fees
portion of the house
toyota rav-4 vehicle
availability of the property
availability of the said house
case of the petitioner
custody of the children of the marriage
custody of their children
date bah jsc
dates of birth
equality principle
grant of a divorce petition
house boy’s call
loan facility
mabel yaa kyineba kwakye
marriage certificate
matrimonial causes act
movable property
petitioner’s witness statement
registration number
respondent’s place
such further orders
television sets
worthy of the note

J U D G M E N T 

The parties were married under the Marriage Ordinance on the 16th day of  November, 1996 at the Apostles Continuation Church, Mpatasie, Kumasi under the Marriage Ordinance (Cap 127) (1951 Rev.). The parties had married under  Akan custom prior to the Ordinance Marriage. 

The Petitioner is a trader in jute bags at Kantamanto, Accra whilst the Respondent is a businessman who trades in coffin accessories in Accra and Abidjan. He also owns several shops in Accra and Abidjan. There are four (4)  issues of the marriage. 

Per the petition filed on the 9th day of September, 2014, on the grounds that the marriage has behaved in a way that the Petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with the Respondent, the Petitioner is praying for the following  reliefs:

a. The marriage celebrated between the parties be dissolved.

b. The Petitioner be granted custody of the children of the marriage.

c. The Respondent be ordered to pay a lump sum financial settlement to the  Petitione…

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