Category: Family Law
Introduction Jurisdiction in law is fundamental. It is the power or authority upon which a person or a body acts. Without the requisite jurisdiction, a ... Read More
Can a Concubinage Relationship be Equated to a Valid Customary Marriage? The Decision in Mintah v Ampeyin in Retrospect.
Introduction Customary law has been defined under Article 11(3) of the Constitution 1992 as: “Rules of law which by custom are applicable to particular communities ... Read More
Where the marriage is not registered within the prescribed one week period, or where the attendance of any of the persons whose signature is necessary ... Read More
Discussions on the types of marriages celebrated in Ghana have in recent times given the impression that persons married under the ordinance have more advantages than their counterparts married under customary law. Although this assertion may be true in some very limited instances1, spousal rights under the 1992 Constitution2 and some ... Read More
The law sometimes works in mysterious ways. And its principles are sometimes clearly out of date and out of touch with current realities. One of ... Read More