This blog deals with all aspects of matters and orders touching on matrimonial issues before the courts of record in Cameroon. The purpose of this blog is to ensure that clients gain a full appraisal of all the avenues open to them in matrimonial proceedings in Cameroon.

Matrimonial proceedings in Cameroon specifically the English-speaking regions of Cameroon make up about 30 to 40 percent of matters before the courts of record.

The laws upon which the articles in this blog are based are as follows;

  • The Southern Cameroon High Court Laws of 1955,
  • The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973
  • The Married Women’s Property Act 1882
  • The Civil Status Registration Ordinance 1981

Clients usually have this misconception that, once a marriage is suffering, the best option is a direct divorce. However, we are here to tell these clients that divorce is not the only avenue open to disturbing marriages. There are other avenues and orders open to handling matrimonial matters before the competent court in Cameroon.

So we have decided to dissect the various laws applicable by the courts of record as regards matrimonial matters in Cameroon in order to permit clients and even solicitors to have a better appraisal of the avenues to exploit before the courts in matrimonial causes.

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