Procedure for Annulment of Marriage in Nigeria

Annulment of Marriage in Nigeria There are various matrimonial reliefs available in the Matrimonial Causes Act (hereinafter referred to as the Act), 1978 for persons in a statutory marriage. One such is the annulment of marriage which in Section 114 of the Act is referred to as “Nullity of Marriage”. An application for nullity of [...]

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How To Conduct Land Verification In Abuja

To conduct a land verification in Abuja, an application for verification must be made to the appropriate authority or land registry. In Abuja, the appropriate authority is the Abuja Geographic Information System (AGIS). A person intending to purchase land within the environs of the Federal Capital Territory must submit the following requirements at AGIS to [...]

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HOW TO RESPOND TO PETITION FOR DIVORCE IN NIGERIA

Any person who has been served with a divorce in Nigeria may respond to the Petition by filing an answer in a prescribed form.  First of all, it is essential for filing purposes to state that a person who institutes a divorce petition for dissolution of marriage because the marriage has broken down irretrievably is [...]

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HOW TO VERIFY MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

HOW TO VERIFY MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE IN NIGERIA The Marriage Act under the provision of Section 30(1) states that “every Registrar of Marriage is obliged to keep in his office a Marriage Register Book in which every certificate of marriage is filed in his office shall be registered”. This means that the Registrar or a clergyman [...]

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OVERVIEW OF SINGLE STATUS CERTIFICATE IN NIGERIA

ATTESTATION OF MARITAL STATUS A single status certificate is an affidavit that testifies to the fact that a man or woman has never been married before and that there is no record within the country (Nigeria) in this instance of the person being married. It is usually required as someone proof or attestation of marital [...]

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THE PRINCIPLE OF NO FAULT DIVORCE IN NIGERIA

A no-fault divorce is a form of dissolution of marriage where the proof of wrongdoing is not required to be shown by either party.  A no fault divorce in Nigeria is indirectly provided by the virtue of Section 15(1) and Section 15 (2) ( e ) and ( f ) of the Matrimonial Causes Act [...]

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HOW TO OBTAIN LEGAL GUARDIANSHIP IN NIGERIA

CONDITIONS FOR LEGAL GUARDIANSHIP IN NIGERIA Legal Guardianship is the quickest legal arrangement for the maintenance and care of a child or children whose parents are no longer capable of raising them due to financial incapacitation or any other issues. The care, custody and welfare of children under the age of 18 years are enshrined [...]

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GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE IN NIGERIA

Introduction Dissolution of marriage popularly called divorce is the putting an end to a lawful marriage by a decree of dissolution. The application for dissolution of marriage is instituted by a petition in the High Court by a petitioner seeking to bring an end to the marriage. The High Court does not grant the dissolution [...]

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DIVORCE SETTLEMENT IN NIGERIA

A divorce settlement is an arrangement, adjustment or other understanding reached, as in financial or business proceedings between two adults who have chosen to divorce. It serves as the final legal agreement between these adults for documenting the terms of their divorce. A divorce settlement in Nigeria entails which spouse gets what property and what [...]

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HOW TO ANNUL A MARRIAGE IN NIGERIA

A petition for annulment of marriage in Nigeria is one by which a party to the marriage seeks to establish that due to some defects, the marriage has become invalidated, and hence null and void. The annulment of marriage is completely different from the dissolution of marriage. The grounds for how to annul a marriage [...]

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