Religion is an inseparable human companion in the world today. The role it plays in the society can never be overemphasized. As such, children grow into these set of beliefs, most times, against their wishes. As a child, you have little or no say in your own dealings. The level of attention, care and treatment a child … Continue reading Religious Beliefs Vis-à-Vis Child’s Rights Protection
Surrogacy and adoption are alternatives available to individuals who are unable to bear children of their own. In addition to childlessness, many people adopt simply to give a home and family to children who might not otherwise have them, or to relieve parents who are unable to take care of their child. Surrogacy is the practice whereby a woman … Continue reading Surrogacy and Adoption: Legal or Not?
It is not uncommon for a married couple to want to acquire property jointly as husband and wife. In fact, some consider it ideal. Even though they may have properties to their individual names, they may want to acquire some as a couple, maybe their matrimonial home, maybe for financial security in the event that … Continue reading Purchase of Property as a Married Couple
Employing Children as househelps doesn’t come as a shock to many because of how commonplace it is in Nigeria. Most of us grew up in households where children our age (at the time) or secondary school age (16 and below) worked as either a house girl or houseboy in an attempt to lessen the workload … Continue reading Penalty for Employing A Child As A Housemaid/ House help in Nigeria
Did you know that many localities in contemporary Nigeria still construe a valid marriage to mean the living together of a man and a women with the ultimate objective of procreation? Quite a misconception, as such relationship is but mere Cohabitation in the eyes of the law, regardless of the duration, or the number of … Continue reading Are You Legally Married Under Nigerian Law?
I heard once, on television, of a child of a celebrity in America who was less than 10 years old and had an estate worth millions in her name. Of course, she wasn’t the youngest business mogul in the world, her parents probably acquired the properties for her but they were in her name, they … Continue reading Can A Child Own Property in Nigeria?
Love they say is a beautiful thing, and when two people are in love, they usually decide to get married. A consideration of our various cultures and traditions as Nigerians also show that marriage is highly encouraged as families mount pressure on anyone who they think is of marriageable age and yet still unmarried. Celebration … Continue reading Legal Implications of Church Weddings in Nigeria
We live in an age where more youths are business minded and investment forward, unsurprisingly people are beginning to have more assets at a young age. As a result people are more cautious when it comes to marriage as they begin to worry about what may happen to these hard earned assets in the event … Continue reading The Legality or Otherwise of Premarital Contract in Nigeria
"What God has joined together, let no man put asunder" Matthew 19:6 While there is an element of truism to the laconic phrase, it is submitted that it is the duty of man to put an asunder to what God has not joined together; and there is no better way to do that than to … Continue reading Grounds for Dissolution of Marriage Under The Matrimonial Causes Act
What is Adoption? Adoption is the legal process in which a child’s legal rights and duties towards its natural parents are terminated and substituting similar rights and duties to its adoptive parents. Who May Adopt? From the provisions of the Child Rights Act 2003, only persons who are adults of not less than 25 years … Continue reading Adoption of a Child in Nigeria