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child maintenance in singapore

Maintenance of Special Needs Children

For parents of special needs children, the issue of child maintenance will typically one of their biggest concerns in a divorce. This anxiety is especially acute among parents who have care and control of a special needs child but are not in the financial position to provide everything the child needs without the other parent’s ...
being first to file for divorce

The Financial and Legal Advantages of Being First to File for Divorce

When your marriage is a troubled one, it’s common to consider divorce a long time before taking any definitive action. But once you feel confident that divorce is in your future, you should stop hesitating and start preparing. There are significant financial and legal advantages to being the first to file for divorce. Here’s what ...
child maintenance singapore

FAQs : Child Maintenance in Singapore

Child maintenance is one of the many aspects that couples who are going through a divorce has to consider. It is also the time when you would start to wonder how the divorce is going to affect your child’s daily activities and how you are going to provide for the child. We shall now look ...
trust law singagpore

A Brief Introduction to Trust Law in Singapore

What is a trust? A trust is a fiduciary arrangement where a trustee holds asset (real estate, stocks, bonds, funds, etc) on behalf of another beneficiary. While the trustee holds legal title of the assets, the beneficiary has equitable title of the same. Having a legal title means that the trustee has ownership of the ...
deed of separation singapore

Setting aside a Deed of Separation

What is a Deed of Separation (“DOS”)? Parties can apply for a Deed of Separation which will allow them to live separately from each other before they officially commence divorce proceedings. Through the DOS, parties can provide for matters non-exhaustively laid out below: division of matrimonial home; division of other matrimonial assets apart from the ...
gurdianship in singapore

Frequently Asked Questions on Guardianship in Singapore

What is the legislation governing Guardianship in Singapore? The legislation governing Guardianship in Singapore is the Guardianship of Infants Act (Chapter 122). It has been highlighted by the Honourable Justice Debbie Ong in the most recent High Court decision of VET v VEU SGHCF 4 (“VET v VEU”) that the purpose of the GIA ...
personal protection order denied

My application for a Personal Protection Order (PPO) has been denied. What can I do next?

If you are a victim of family violence and your application for a Personal Protection Order (PPO) has been denied, it is natural to be disheartened and confused about the next steps to take. Nonetheless, there are a number of key things you can do to improve your chances of getting the PPO after your ...
child maintenance after 21

Receiving Child Maintenance after 21 in Singapore

Even as the child has seemingly progressed into adulthood when he/she turns 21, an adult will always be some parent’s child. However, the law is not as sentimental as the loving parent when it comes to defining what a child is. When the child turns 21-years old, there is a celebration, then quite suddenly, any ...
step-parent obligations

Step-parent Obligations

In becoming stepfather/stepmother to your lover’s child, you may wonder if you have a duty to pay for the child’s living expenses where the child is still receiving maintenance from his/her biological/adoptive father and mother. A step-parent is classified as a non-parent, which even includes, grandparents or relatives. He/she is neither a biological nor an ...