If you are the victim of Family Violence, you may apply for a Personal Protection Order (PPO) to restrain (i.e. prohibit) a person from using family violence against you or your family members. A Personal Protection Order (PPO) is an Order issued by the Court which restrains (i.e. prohibits) a person from using family violence…

If you are the victim of Family Violence, you may apply for a Personal Protection Order (PPO) to restrain (i.e. prohibit) a person from using family violence against you or your family members. The meaning of Family Violence is set out in the Women’s Charter. A person is considered to have committed Family Violence if…

Any party can apply to the Court to have the Maintenance Order rescinded (i.e. withdrawn / cancelled) or varied (i.e. revised / amended). To do so, the party must be able to prove that there has been a material change in the circumstances of that party, such as in the following situations: A wife may…

If the husband fails to pay maintenance (whether or not this has been previously ordered), the wife can submit a formal application to the Court to obtain a Maintenance Order which will formally order the husband to provide maintenance to her and their children. If the husband fails to comply with the Court’s Maintenance Order…

In Singapore, every parent has a legal obligation and duty to maintain or contribute to the maintenance of their children (e.g. reasonable cost of accommodation, clothing, food and education). This duty exists regardless of: Whom the children are in the custody of Whether the children are legitimate or illegitimate Each parent has an equal duty…

In Singapore, the husband has a legal obligation and duty to maintain or contribute to the maintenance of wife or ex-wife (e.g. reasonable cost of accommodation, clothing, food and education). The husband’s duty to maintain his ex-wife will generally end when she remarries or when he is deceased (whichever takes place earlier). The Court will…

After your Divorce has been granted, the Court will then determine how to deal with all other key issues resulting from the Divorce (also known as Ancillary Matters) including the maintenance of the wife and children (e.g. financial support). Maintenance is the financial support that is provided to pay for the reasonable costs of accommodation,…