Category: Family Law

Domestic Violence in Ghana: An Analysis of Ghana’s Current Legal Regime

Domestic Violence in Ghana: An Analysis of Ghana’s Current Legal Regime

Ghana Law Hub- June 30, 2021

By: Claudia N.A. Coleman (Private Legal Practitioner) Physical spousal abuse became a regular theme in Media reports in the late 1990s, thus resulting in the ... Read More

Making a Case for the Enforcement of Prenuptial Agreements in Ghana

Making a Case for the Enforcement of Prenuptial Agreements in Ghana

Justice Alexander Osei Tutu- March 19, 2021

Introduction In 2014, Citifmonline.com reported a news item in which a family lawyer and former lecturer of the Ghana Law School, Dr. Kofi Adinkrah who ... Read More

Matrimonial Jurisdiction of the District Court – Settling the Jurisdictional Controversy.

Matrimonial Jurisdiction of the District Court – Settling the Jurisdictional Controversy.

Frederick Gurah Sampson- November 23, 2020

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.

Can a Concubinage Relationship be Equated to a Valid Customary Marriage? The Decision in Mintah v Ampeyin in Retrospect.

Derick Adu-Gyamfi- July 27, 2020

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

The Utility of Marriage of Mohammedans Ordinance Under the Current Ghanaian Legal Dispensation

The Utility of Marriage of Mohammedans Ordinance Under the Current Ghanaian Legal Dispensation

Ghana Law Hub- July 26, 2020

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

Brief Note on Customary Divorce

Brief Note on Customary Divorce

Selasi Kuwornu- August 6, 2019

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

On the Constitutionality of the Presumption Of Advancement In Ghana

On the Constitutionality of the Presumption Of Advancement In Ghana

Selasi Kuwornu- January 14, 2019

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

Overview: Distribution Of Marital Property In Ghana

Overview: Distribution Of Marital Property In Ghana

Rhoda Gyepi-Garbrah- July 1, 2017

Who gets what in divorce battles can be one of the most difficult decisions a judge will have to make. These proceedings tend to be ... Read More