A man was arraigned before a court in the Federal [...]
Part 1 of this article, examines dissolution of marriage generally [...]
The sad story of how Mrs. Ronke Shonde was allegedly beaten to death by her husband, Mr. Lekan Shonde after a domestic argument has been in the eye of the news for a while with many people alarmed
To annul means to declare invalid. Annulment of a marriage means that the marriage was void and not valid. When a petition is filed in court for an annulment of a marriage, the court grants a decree of nullity of the marriage.
“Till death do us part...” The above vow, common in most Christian marriage ceremonies, is a vow that a marriage is supposed to last for as long as the couple live.
MAINTENANCE A man has a legal duty to maintain and [...]
The rationale behind the judgment is that the form of the marriage certificates issued by the Local Governments bearing the words “Local Government Unified Marriage Certificate” does not comply with the stipulations in Form E of the Marriage Act for a Marriage Certificate.
A marriage contracted in accordance with Islamic law can be dissolved through a number of ways. Just like customary marriage, an Islamic marriage can be dissolved either judicially or through extra-judicial means.
All of these types are legal marriages and all are equal in legal character with none superior to the other. Both Islamic and customary marriages are polygamous in nature (one man, many wives) while statutory marriage is monogamous in nature (one man, one wife).
Marriage is a sacred institution recognized and respected by the law, hence, the law ensures that its sanctity is preserved and in the sad event that its sanctity is violated by a third party, there exists some remedy in damages against such third party in favor of the aggrieved party.