Family Law In Nigeria Summarized Note

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FAMILY LAW PART I AND II


TABLE OF CONTENTS.


Contents


FAMILY LAW... 3


INTRODUCTION. 3


SYSTEMS OF MARRIAGE IN NIGERIA. 3


SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE. 5


CONTRACTS TO MARRY. 5


BREACH OF A CONTRACT TO MARRY. 6


THE MARRIAGE. 8


Other misconceived types of marriages: 14


Proof of marriage. 14


The proposed reformation of the marriage act provided that; 15


BRIDE PRICE: 15


SITUATION OF CELEBRATING CUSTOMARY AND STATUTORY MARRIAGE. 16


LEGAL EFFECTS OF A MARRIAGE. 16


MATRIMONIAL RELIEF. 21


JURISDICTION. 22


NULLITY. 24


Grounds on which a marriage may be void. 24


GROUNDS UPON WHICH A MARRIAGE IS VOIDABLE. 28


DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE. 30


GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE. 32


DEFENCES AND BARS TO A PETITION FOR DIVORCE. 36


FAMILY LAW II 39


ANCILLARY RELIEFS. 39


MAINTENANCE. 41


CUSTODY. 45


SETTLEMENT OF PROPERTY. 48


DIVISION OF PROPERTY. 50


GUARDIANSHIP. 53


LEGITIMACY AND LEGITIMATION. 56


CHILD ABUSE, LABOUR AND NEGLECT. 61


PARENTAL OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITY. 64


ADOPTION. 65


FOSTERING. 68


 


 


FAMILY LAW l


INTRODUCTION.


SYSTEMS OF MARRIAGE IN NIGERIA.


SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE.


CONTRACTS TO MARRY.   


BREACH OF A CONTRACT/PROMISE TO MARRY.


THE MARRIAGE. HOW TO BE VALIDLY MARRIED. SUBSTANTIVE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURAL STEPS.


MISCONCEIVED TYPES OF MARRIAGES.


PROOF OF MARRIAGE.


BRIDE PRICE


SITUATION OF CELEBRATING CUSTOMARY AND STATUTORY MARRIAGE.


LEGAL EFFECTS OF A MARRIAGE.


MATRIMONIAL RELIEF.


JURISDICTION.


NULLITY.


GROUNDS ON WHICH A MARRIAGE MAY BE VOID.


GROUNDS UPON WHICH A MARRIAGE IS VOIDABLE.


DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE.


GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE.


DEFENCES AND BARS TO A PETITION FOR DIVORCE.


 


FAMILY LAW PART II


ANCILLARY RELIEFS.


MAINTENANCE.      


CUSTODY.


SETTLEMENT OF PROPERTY.


DIVISION OF PROPERTY.   


GUARDIANSHIP.


LEGITIMACY AND LEGITIMATION.


 CHILD ABUSE, LABOUR AND NEGLECT.


PARENTAL OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITY.


ADOPTION.


FOSTERING/FOSTER PARENTAGE.



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