The Chief of Mahodwe in Agona Swedru and Gyaasehen of Agona Nyakrom Traditional Area, Nana Kwame Donkor V has called for a second look at the law, if any, where women who seek divorce in the law courts are always made to benefit from half of every property that their husband have acquired, as well as made to be paid huge sums of money as alimony.
According to him, such pampering by the law turns to influence women to run to the court to seek divorce at the least misunderstanding, with the view that they would be made to benefit from every investment that the man has made or equally benefit from whatever property he has acquired.
He noted that this development has contributed to increasing cases of divorce in recent times, as according to him, many women are now going into marriage out of love, but with the property of the man in mind.
Nana Kwame Donkor has however suggested that after doing due diligence into such divorce cases, the courts must also order the woman to pay some compensation to the man where she is found to be at fault, as pertains in the traditional way.
He pointed when that is done; the rising incidents where women rush to the court to seek divorce at the least misunderstanding would reduce drastically.
The Chief’s assertion follows condemnation of the development by most men who have described it as cheating by the courts.
By. Robert Ayanful