Properties Acquired During Marriage Are Matrimonial Assets – Court Rules

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By Sylvia Akpan

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A Cross River State High Court sitting in Akpabuyo Judicial Division has ruled that properties inherited during a marriage are matrimonial properties.

Justice A. Ewa in a judgment delivered in suit No: HCA/20/2019 brought before him by Basic Rights Law Partners.

The Judge said the properties acquired during the marriage are both parties’ assets and have the same right.

Expressing satisfaction on the ruling, the Principal Partner of Basic Rights Law Partners, James Ibor Esq. thanked the court, Girl’s Power Initiative, and others on whose effort the judgment was secured.

“We would like to thank our partners, Girl’s Power Initiative, GPI, and Project Alert for their support. We also thank staff and volunteers of Basic Rights Law Partners which is the legal arm of Basic Rights Counsel Initiative for a job well done.”

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