Is the decision of a child on who should have custody absolute in Nigeria?

During proceedings on child custody, some people believe that it is the child who decides whether the mother should be in custody or the father. While this may play a pivotal role in determining Child custody. Such a decision by the child is not absolute and automatic. The court will still look at other considerations …

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The difference between church marriage under the Act and blessing of marriage in Nigeria.

Over the years people tend to confuse the meanng of church wedding and blessing of marriage. While some think they are one and the same, others think otherwise. Marriage is what the law recognises and if any celebration whatsoever is not in line with the provisions of the law, that marriage is said to be …

Procedure for adoption of a child under the Nigerian Legal system.

People have the right to adopt children or juveniles in Nigeria. Adoption process must be done in accordance with the law. The procedure provided in our laws are very stringent and there are certain restrictions placed on adoption in Nigeria. These measures are put in place for the protection and safety of the child. It …

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE AND THE PROOF OF IRRETRIEVABLE BREAKDOWN IN NIGERIA.

When parties contract a statutory marriage and exchange their vows to live together till death do them part. One would think this oath guarantees and ensures that parties live together forever no matter the circumstances. Notwithstanding exchange of vows by parties they can approach a competent court for dissolution of marriage when the marriage has …