C v C

Judgment Date01 January 1977
Date01 January 1977
Docket Number[1973 No. 170 Sp.]
CourtHigh Court

Wife's application for declaration of interest - Wife's contributions to purchase of house - Infants - Custody - Maintenance - Injunction granted to wife - Married Women's Status Act, 1957 (No. 5), s. 12 - Guardianship of Infants Act, 1964 (No. 7), s. 11.

After the marriage of the plaintiff wife with the defendant husband, the husband purchased a house by means of a mortgage and the property was used by the parties as their matrimonial home and was vested in the husband subject to the mortgage. The wife supplied the money for the initial deposit and other expenses and her contributions, with the principal moneys advanced by the mortgagee, enabled the defendant to buy the house. From time to time the wife supplied money towards the repayment of such principal moneys. The total sum supplied by the wife in connection with the acquisition of the house amounted to one half approximately of the purchase price of the house. After six years of marriage the husband began to insult and assault the wife. There were four children of the marriage, aged between 12 and 4 years, and they were afraid of the husband. The husband left home and stopped maintaining his wife and family. The wife issued a summons in the High Court and claimed certain relief under the Married Women's Status Act, 1957, and the Guardianship of Infants Act, 1964. Held by Kenny J., in granting the relief sought, 1...

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