The Singapore Courts give regard to an international divorce. Prior to amendments to the Women’s Charter in 2011, Singapore courts had no authority to deal with
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Determining Spousal Maintenance
In Singapore, pursuant to Section 113 of the Women’s charter, the court may order the husband to pay maintenance to his wife/ex-wife either before granting or subsequent to the grant of a judgment of divorce. At this present moment, there is no corresponding provision under Singapore law for a wife to pay maintenance to her husband/ex-husband.
The court has the discretion to decide on the quantum of maintenance required to be paid to the wife/ex-wife, taking into account all the facts of the case.
Under Section 114 of the Charter, the court will consider the following factors:
- The salary and earning capacity of each party in the past, present and future
- The financial needs and obligations of each party in the future
- The standard of living of each party before the marriage broke down
- The age of both parties and the length of marriage
- Any direct and indirect contributions made by each party to the household
- Any losses suffered by each party as a result of their marriage
In today’s highly globalised world, it is not uncommon for individuals of different nationalities to get married in one country, make pre-nuptial agreements, then move
After a divorce judgment is granted, the second stage of divorce proceedings in Singapore family law will deal with ancillary matters. The court is empowered