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Lawyer struck off for hiding assets from wife in divorce papers

A solicitor who hid thousands of pounds worth of assets during the course of divorce proceedings has been struck off the roll.

Mamoon Rashid Chaudhary, formerly a member of South Yorkshire firm Oxley & Coward Solicitors LLP, admitted signing a statement of truth which failed to declare his interest in a property. Continue reading Lawyer struck off for hiding assets from wife in divorce papers

My wife is serial divorcee, 5th husband tells court

A 47-year-old businessman, Rufus Otegbola, on Wednesday, told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos that his wife, Funmilayo, is a serial divorcee. Rufus, who urged the court to dissolve his 13-year-old marriage to Funmilayo for alleged adulterous acts, told the court that he was the fifth husband of the respondent. “My wife is adulterous and a serial divorcee. Continue reading My wife is serial divorcee, 5th husband tells court

If you want a divorce from a Nigerian Court,you must prove any of these

For a court in Nigeria to grant divorce to a party to matrimonial proceeding, it must be on the ground that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.Anthony Atata writes for Courtroom Mail(This is written in plain language for the benefit of ALL readers of courtroom mail)

For the Petitioner (the person who filed for divorce) to satisfy that the marriage has broken down irretrievably, he or she must prove one or more of the following:

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What you should know about divorcing your spouse in a Nigerian Court.

As a divorce lawyer in Nigeria,I am always confronted with the question, “How do I get divorce papers?” or “I want to give my husband/wife divorce papers to sign” Each time I hear that, I smile because I know we watch a lot of foreign movies in Nigeria. The truth is that there is nothing like divorce papers within the context of what most clients have in mind which is usually a procedure where you just send your spouse a paper and he or she signs zap!You are divorced.

In Nigeria, divorce called dissolution of marriage in our laws goes through a process.

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