Has your marriage broken down irretrievably???
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The law regulating divorce and other causes between a couple that got married under the Marriage Act is known as Matrimonial Causes Act (MCA). It is only relevant to marriages conducted as court or church marriages. The only reason recognised under MCA is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. There are however some facts recognised by law by which a marriage can be said to have broken down irretrievably. 1. The respondent has wilfully and persistently refused to consummate … Read More

THE LIVE-IN LOVER OR THE ILLEGAL WIFE?
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Mary pondered at what the future would hold and how she would manage the family Chike had before he met her, along with the family they had created over time. Chike was battling cancer and all the indications pointed to the fact that he seemed to be losing the battle. She had learnt, through the hard knocks of life that relationships are empty canvases that people build over time. She had built a solid relationship with him or so she … Read More

Joint ownership of property- till death do you part?
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Sometimes due to unavailability of funds and at other times due to size of a plot, more than one person choose to pool funds together to buy property. Many times, when they are siblings or a married couple, the purchase is made without a statement about what share each of them has in the purchase or in the equity residing in the property. They progress things by building together or even as many separate units as their needs require but … Read More