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High Court rejects equal sharing of matrimonial property

Marriage gold diggers have suffered a major setback after the High Court ruled that a provision in the Matrimonial Property Act that requires family property to be shared according to each spouse’s contribution is constitutional.

Justice John Mativo made the decision in a petition that women lawyers had filed seeking to declare the provision a nullity and the establishment of the principle of equal sharing of matrimonial property upon dissolution of a marriage regardless of what an individual contributed.

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