Basics of Divorce Proceedings in Nigeria

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What Will You Learn?

  • understand the process of commencing matrimonial causes action, otherwise known as Divorce Proceedings in Nigeria
  • understand the legal framework and basis for divorce under the Law in Nigeria.
  • understand and avoid common mistakes in Matrimonial matters.

Course Content

Overview of Practice & Procedure for Divorce under the Matrimonial Causes Act

  • Introduction: What is Marriage, Where can divorce proceedings be commenced, What is the legal basis for filing divorce proceedings, Who can file for divorce
  • Legal basis for filing divorce proceedings
  • Filing & Service of petition for Divorce
  • Respondents time to respond and next step, Filing of forms, Compulsory Conference, Cross petition
  • Oral/Written Address, Child Custody, Judgement
  • Recap & Conclusion