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Divorce

Postby crecio78 » Sat, 28 Aug 2010 10:57 pm

I am a PR and my husband's a Singaporean. We have a child. He is going to file for divorce soon. I was told that being PR, I may lose custody of my child or not get alimony at all, if this will be the husband's term once I ask for custody. My husband is very consciuos of his finances and will not want to support the child. On the other hand, he may give me the custody but on condition that he will not support the child.

Please enlightn me on this

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 28 Aug 2010 11:36 pm

Get a lawyer as soon as possible.

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Re: Divorce

Postby Mad Scientist » Sun, 29 Aug 2010 1:39 am

crecio78 wrote:I am a PR and my husband's a Singaporean. We have a child. He is going to file for divorce soon. I was told that being PR, I may lose custody of my child or not get alimony at all, if this will be the husband's term once I ask for custody. My husband is very consciuos of his finances and will not want to support the child. On the other hand, he may give me the custody but on condition that he will not support the child.

Please enlightn me on this


This is not true. Be it SPR or Sger or foreign talent under the family law act in Singapore and if this is taken to Family COurt
The interest or custody of the child/children will be under the care of the mother. Unless the mother is NOT FIT to care for the child then it will be given to the father or maternal grandparent. There is specific guidance on this.Unless you are divorcing under the Islamic / Shariah law, the mufti or the councilors of Muslim Law will take precedent over civil law. In civil law the division of wealth, maintenance of child and ex-wife will be determine by the family court judge. Usually it is split into two unless infidelity or spouse abuse which result in criminal charges laid then the alimony will be tilted to one side. You can go to AWARE to get more advise.
Extradition in divorce case in not recognise in many countries unless it is under Crown Law.
As I said interest of the child is the upmost concern for the judge. Maintenance of the child will be borne by the father unless he is unable to provide such as incarceration, long term sickness or zero finances etc...
Unless there is a pre nuptial agreement then the mother side will always weigh more by the judge
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