Singapore Divorce FAQ

Singapore Divorce FAQ

Singapore Divorce FAQ on issues relating to Singapore Divorce by Loh Eben Ong LLP, Singapore Divorce Lawyers. This Singapore Divorce FAQ explore issues relating to divorce proceedings, nuptial agreements, ancillary matters, separation and children of the marriage. Singapore Divorce FAQ

Singapore Divorce FAQ

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Children (4)

The court has the power to place a child in the custody of either parent.

A parent with custody over the child has control and responsibility over the upbringing, education, health and religion of the child. 

A parent with care and control of the child has the right to make daily decisions about a child’s upbringing. This right naturally belongs to the parent with whom the child lives.

The court usually grants access to the parent who does not have care and control of the child. Access gives the parent a right to regular contact with the child. Access can be unsupervised, but is usually supervised if there are risks of emotional, physical or sexual abuse.

The Singapore court has endorsed the concept of joint parental responsibility, even where there is acrimony between the parents. Singapore courts now generally place children in the joint custody of both parents. Courts may not order joint custody in exceptional circumstances such as physical, sexual or emotional abuse of the child by one parent, or where the relationship between the parties is such that co-operation is impossible.

Orders for joint care and control are comparatively rare in Singapore. In deciding which parent should be given care and control of the children.

Categories: Children, Divorce

Both parents must maintain or contribute to the maintenance of their children. In assessing maintenance, the Court will have regard to the parent’s means and station in life.

Categories: Children, Divorce

The court can order a parent to pay maintenance for the benefit of a child of the marriage who is under the age of 21 during matrimonial proceedings. Child maintenance can be sought on an interim basis and at the final hearing of ancillary matters.

A child who is above 21 is still entitled to maintenance if he:

  • Has a mental or physical disability.
  • Is undertaking compulsory military service.
  • Is undertaking educational or vocational training.

When ordering child maintenance, the court must have regard to all the circumstances of the case, including:

  • The financial needs of the child
  • Income of the parents
  • Earning capacity (if any) of the parents
  • Property and financial resources of the parents
  • Any disability of the child
  • The age of the parents
  • The duration of the parents’ marriage
  • The standard of living enjoyed by the child before the parent ceased providing reasonable maintenance for the child
Categories: Children, Divorce

A child of the marriage is any child of the husband and wife, including any adopted child and any other child (whether or not a child of the husband or of the wife) who was a member of the family of the husband and wife at the time they ceased to live together or at the time immediately preceding the institution of the proceedings, whichever first occurred.

Categories: Children, Divorce
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Singapore Divorce FAQ

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