Category: Child Custody & Relocation Issues

If your marriage breaks down and you have children, either you or your partner may want to take them back to your home country. Under Singapore law, removing children without the permission of the other parent could amount to child abduction. Countries which are signatories to The Hague Convention on Child Abduction will co-operate to ensure the safe return of children removed from Singapore.

If you and your spouse wish to live in different countries following your divorce in Singapore, issues will arise about where and with whom the children will live. You will also need to consider contact arrangements between the children and their ‘non-resident’ parent.

Cross-border divorces are far from straightforward and the legal implications complex. Addressing and resolving child issues at an early stage will enable you to deal with them more swiftly.