It is universally accepted that marriage, being a union of man and woman, involves two persons of opposite sex. Consequently, sex constitutes an essential determination of a marriage relationship. In order to establish the existence of a valid marriage, it must be proved that the persons involved are man and woman. A monogamous marriage in … Continue reading WHERE AND HOW A VALID CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE IS CONDUCTED 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 … Continue reading The difference between church marriage under the Act and blessing of marriage 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 … Continue reading DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE AND THE PROOF OF IRRETRIEVABLE BREAKDOWN IN NIGERIA.
The question above has come up a number of times for determination. Some people are of the view that after dissolution of a subsisting marriage, that the subsequent one contracted before dissolution of the former marriage is valid. Whilst a large number of people hold a deferring view. What is marriage? It is universally accepted … Continue reading The effect of a subsequent marriage contracted before dissolution of the subsisting marriage was commenced and Completed.