It is important
for parties to ensure that they are in or about to contract a valid marriage
under the law, be it a customary marriage or a statutory marriage, this is
because, cohabitation no matter how long, is not and does not translate into a
marriage under customary law or a marriage under statutory law, neither does it
confer marriage rights and responsibilities on the parties of such cohabitation.
It is also equally important that not only should parties ensure that they are cont...