After a lot of agitations for the protection of persons facing different forms of violence, especially at home or in love relationships, the Violence against Persons (Prohibition) Act, otherwise known as VAPP Act was passed into law in 2015. This Act came as the much needed improvement on the Criminal Code and Penal Code withContinue reading “WHAT THE VIOLENCE AGAINST PERSONS (PROHIBITION) ACT SAYS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE”
Category Archives: marriage
EFFECTIVENESS OF OUT OF COURT MEDIATION IN FAMILY/MARRIAGE DISPUTES
Ordinarily, Mediation is a process whereby a neutral, impartial third party facilitates two or more parties in dispute to communicate with each other in order for them to reach an agreement voluntarily. Family mediation therefore would entail the facilitation of family members (couples) who are in disagreement or dispute with each other to communicate amongContinue reading “EFFECTIVENESS OF OUT OF COURT MEDIATION IN FAMILY/MARRIAGE DISPUTES”
COHABITATION, WHAT TO DO WHEN PARTNERS SEPARATE AND CUSTODY OF CHILDREN IS IN ISSUE
Cohabitation is the fact or state of living together especially as partners in life, usually with the suggestion of sexual relations, according to Black’s Law Dictionary, Ninth Edition. It is the act of living together on grounds of emotional and physical intimate relationship and having a sexual relationship without being married.
Where two persons of opposite gender, for whatever reason (usually pregnancy) start living together and having sexual relations without conducting any form of marriage, be it customary or statutory, they cannot be regarded as married in the eyes of the law irrespective of how long they have been together. The best way to describe their relationship is mere cohabitation.
TYPES OF MARRIAGE IN NIGERIA AND THEIR EFFECTS
Marriage and getting married is one of those things in life that an average person believes he understands. It is unfortunate that many people do not very well understand the implication of what they do when they choose a particular type of marriage in Nigeria. As a matter of fact, many people do not even know that there are types of marriage, they just do what is convenient at the time they think it’s time to “take their relationship to the next level”.
GETTING A DIVORCE IN NIGERIA: FACTORS TO CONSIDER
Under the Nigerian law, a marriage can end only in two ways: by the death of a partner or by an order of court dissolving the marriage. In order to dissolve a marriage conducted in a licensed place of worship (church) or marriage registry in Nigeria, this procedure is a must-follow. This process may beContinue reading “GETTING A DIVORCE IN NIGERIA: FACTORS TO CONSIDER”
DIVORCE, JUDICIAL SEPARATION OR SEPARATION: WHAT YOU MUST KNOW.
We must be able to spot the difference, regardless of confessions of love. In my experience, both parties in most abusive marriages still profess undying love to each other even when one of the parties is dying…