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Children – Parental Responsibility and Custody

1. Explain what rights of custody both parents have in your jurisdiction whether (a) married, or (b) unmarried? There is no difference between married and unmarried parents in respect of their rights of custody.   2. At what age are children considered adults by the court? The Women’s Charter...

Children – International Aspects

Can the custodial parent move to another state/ country without the other parent’s consent? The custodial parent cannot take and move a child who is subject to a custody order out of Singapore, except with the written consent of the other parent or the leave of...

Child Maintenance

1. What financial claims are available to parents on behalf of children within or outside of marriage? Parents may seek maintenance for their children within and outside of the marriage. See question 2 below.   2. How is child maintenance calculated and is it administered by the court...

Marital Agreements

Are marital agreements (pre and post marriage) enforceable? Is the position the same if the agreement is a foreign agreement? Marital (pre- and post-nuptial) agreements are not in and of themselves enforceable whether as an operation of the common law or by statute (TQ v TR...

Finances on Divorce

What financial orders can the court make on divorce? The court is empowered, when granting a judgment of divorce, to order the division or sale of matrimonial assets in such proportion as is just and equitable (s 112(1), Women’s Charter). The court is also empowered to...

What happens when a police report is made against you?

If someone makes a police report against me, how will the police contact me? If the allegation is not so serious and not urgent, the investigating officer may try to obtain your mobile phone number from the complainant or any other witnesses, and call you to...