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
In Singapore, spousal maintenance is a payment made by one…