Upon commencement of divorce, the parties can file a Proposed Parenting Plan (the “Plan”) for their children below 21. This Plan is a written proposal of how each parent shall manage matters relating to their child, such as the child’s residence and education.
Child Custody & Maintenance
In most Singapore cases, the court grants parents with joint custody, usually with one parent having care and control over the child. In this case, both parents play a part in making major life decisions for the child.
The court has generally been in favour of joint custody so that parental bonds are maintained, and both parents can execute their common responsibilities for the upbringing and development of their children.
The ultimate aim is to ensure that the child’s welfare and upbringing is not neglected when the parents commence proceedings for divorce. To ensure that the aim is achieved, no final judgment of divorce would be granted unless arrangements have been agreed upon.
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