A consultation on introducing “no-fault divorces”, which could streamline the slow and confrontational procedures couples face when separating, is being prepared by the government. Continue reading UK government to launch consultation on no-fault divorces
A 36-year-old trader, Mrs Florence Anyasi, on Wednesday told a Customary Court in Igando, Lagos to dissolve her 10-year-old marriage because her husband, Staley is a chronic womaniser. Continue reading My husband sneaks at night to sleep with my maid, woman tells court
Authorities in UK for the first time have introduced online divorces in England, Wales. Continue reading UK introduces online divorces in England, Wales for first time
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
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
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:[restrict paid=”true”] Continue reading If you want a divorce from a Nigerian Court,you must prove any of these
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. Continue reading What you should know about divorcing your spouse in a Nigerian Court.