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FAMILY LAW FIRST SEMESTER

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Succinct but detailed PDF Version of the explained Key-Points on Nigerian Family Law I. For a quick grasp / understanding.

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PREVIEW FAMILY LAW I

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Contents

FAMILY LAW… 1

INTRODUCTION. 2

SYSTEMS OF MARRIAGE IN NIGERIA. 2

SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE. 4

CONTRACTS TO MARRY. 4

BREACH OF A CONTRACT TO MARRY. 5

THE MARRIAGE. 8

`        Other misconceived types of marriages: 14

Proof of marriage. 14

The proposed reformation of the marriage act provided that; 14

BRIDE PRICE: 14

SITUATION OF CELEBRATING CUSTOMARY AND STATUTORY MARRIAGE. 15

MATRIMONIAL RELIEF. 21

JURISDICTION. 21

NULLITY. 23

Grounds on which a marriage may be void. 23

GROUNDS UPON WHICH A MARRIAGE IS VOIDABLE. 27

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE. 30

GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE. 31

DEFENCES AND BARS TO A PETITION FOR DIVORCE. 35

 

 

INTRODUCTION.

A family is the smallest unit in the structure of the society. Consists of people related by blood, marriage or adoption. Universally recognized and highly regulated by law.

Black’s law dictionary defines marriage as;  “The legal union between one man and one woman”. In Corbett v. Corbett- The court held that the marriage was void ab-initio as Ashley was a man at birth who underwent sex change and was incapable of consummating marriage. At the time when this decision was given, opinions were torn as regards sex change and the likes.

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