Spousal Maintenance

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In Singapore, both wives and incapacitated husbands can apply for spousal maintenance under section 113 of the Women’s Charter. The applying spouse doesn’t have to file for divorce to seek maintenance; she or he may apply for support during the marriage, separation, or divorce proceedings.

When assessing the amount of maintenance to be paid by a man to his former wife, the court considers various factors.

In our series of articles on Spousal maintenance, we address the following:
  • your entitlement to Spousal Maintenance
  • how to calculate maintenance
  • variation of maintenance
  • maintenance for incapacitated husbands
  • what the court will ask you, and more
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Spousal Maintenance

In Singapore, both wives and incapacitated husbands can apply for spousal maintenance under section 113 of the Women’s Charter. The applying spouse doesn’t have to file for divorce to seek maintenance; she or he may apply for support during the marriage, separation, or divorce proceedings.

When assessing the amount of maintenance to be paid by a man to his former wife, the court considers various factors.

In our series of articles on Spousal maintenance, we address the following:
  • your entitlement to Spousal Maintenance
  • how to calculate maintenance
  • variation of maintenance
  • maintenance for incapacitated husbands
  • what the court will ask you, and more