Ernestina Obboh Botchwey, a lawyer, said that ‘jilted and broken-hearted’ ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends can sue their former partners if they agreed to marry them.
She said that in the eyes of the law, a promise to marry someone who takes the promise is a contract. And since the promise was made, not keeping it is a break of contract.
Ms. Botchwey said that partners who have been hurt by their ex-girlfriends or ex-boyfriends can sue for damages or special damages and get money back from their partners.
“According to the law, a promise to get married is just like a contract. If someone says, “I’ll marry you,” and you agree, that’s a deal. It’s a deal, and the other person has also decided to marry you. So, these two promises made to each other make up a contract. So, if someone says, “I’ll marry you,” and then later says, “I won’t,” they broke their promise. “The contract has been broken, which is why we say “breach of contract to marry,” she said in a video on her YouTube account, Ghana Law and More.
She did say, though, that a person has to show proof in court that their ex did promise to marry them and that the person being sued (the defendant) has to have a good reason why they didn’t marry the person they had promised to marry.
He also said that the court won’t make the person who said they would marry the other person actually do it. Instead, they will have to pay the person who was let down money.