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Divorce- When $1 Makes a Difference

Divorce- When $1 Makes a Difference

  APE v APF [2015] SGCA 47- A decision of the Court of Appeal in Singapore from Singapore Law Watch : 1.”An order for nominal maintenance, by its very terms, clearly preserves a wife’s right to apply for a variation of that maintenance order in the future...
Division of Matrimonial Assests

Division of Matrimonial Assests

  Decision of the Singapore Court of Appeal from Singapore Law Watch –  ANJ v ANK [2015]  SGCA 34  “Do not overcompensate or undercompensate a spouse’s indirect contribution” “We are however cognisant that it is not uncommon for lower...
Custody of Children

Custody of Children

Following a divorce, parties will often find themselves ‘fighting for custody’ of the child. There are four different types of possible custody orders: Sole Custody Where a custodial parent is appointed to make major decisions for the child Joint Custody Where both...
Maintenance of Spouse

Maintenance of Spouse

The claim for maintenance is handled by the Family Justice Courts. How does the Courts decide on the quantum to award? The court decides on the quantum to award after considering the following factors: The financial needs of the wife The income, earning capacity,...
Mediation

Mediation

Mediation The Matrimonial Mediation Scheme was developed by the Singapore Mediation Centre to help parties involved in divorce or separation resolve disputes amicably, in a time and cost efficient manner. Features of the Scheme The Scheme aims to encourage a...