PROTECTING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS IN A MARRIAGE

A marriage is a union between a man and a woman to the exclusion of others that is recognized by law. Cameroon Law recognizes two Regimes of marriage (monogamy and polygamy). Monogamous marriages entail one man one woman while polygamous entails one man with many wives.
Marriage is therefore a social Contract between the husband and the wife. It is a contractual agreement between two people to create a family. The contract can include provisions about your rights and responsibilities in the marriage.
The responsibilities of a spouse in a marriage vary depending on the couple’s individual situation. Generally, spouses are responsible for taking care of each other emotionally and financially, supporting each other’s interests, and communicating with each other.
The rights of a spouse in a marriage are typically defined as those rights that are typically associated with a spouse in a traditional marriage. These rights may include the right to be financially supported by the other spouse, the right to be protected from abuse, and the right to have children with the other spouse, conjugal rights.
If a spouse breaks the law by infringing on the rights of the other, the other spouse has the right to sue them for damages. This is true even if the other spouse did not know about the illegal activity. In order to protect your legal rights in a marriage, it is important to know your rights and what you can do if your spouse breaks the law/ or infringes on your rights.
SOME OF THE REMEDIES FOR AN AGGRIEVED SPOUSE WHOSE RIGHTS HAVE BEEN INFRINGED ARE:
-An Order for Restitution of Conjugal Rights
-Judicial Separation/Protection from Violence
-Restraining order
Divorce and many more

Munoh Mathias Elad Nguh Esq.

Business & Sports lawyer 

Barrister ,Solicitor & Notary Public 

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