香港:前配偶拒绝支付赡养费,我该怎么办?

Reading Time: 1 minutes不按照法院赡养令支付赡养费的情况如今十分常见,除了因经济困难或没有能力支付的情况外,有时即使前配偶有经济能力付款,亦可能因为心怀不满而拒绝向对方支付赡养费。本文将探讨 (i) 透过向法院提出申请来处理这种情况的现行机制,及 (ii) 法院因应近期YBL v LWC [2016] HKEC 2791案件裁决而对该机制的看法。

Single Fathers in Singapore – Overcoming Legal Obstacles

Reading Time: 8 minutesTypically, it is hard for fathers in Singapore to gain care and control over their children. This is not something new. However, it is something that is continuously fought over and spoken about. Firstly, according to the Ministry of Social and Family Development (“MSF”), there has been an increase in the rate of divorces in […]

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Hong Kong Case Study: Applications of non-primary care parents to relocate abroad with their children

Reading Time: 3 minutesIntroduction There is a common perception that the application to remove a child permanently overseas is less likely to be successful if the non-primary care parent is the applicant. Indeed, the Court tends to maintain the current living arrangement of a child in order to avoid significant disruptions in his life. As such, the Court […]

Can you apply for maintenance orders while still in a legal matrimonial relationship?

Reading Time: 3 minutesA common misconception that many have is that maintenance orders may only be made following divorce proceedings. However, did you know that you may apply for a maintenance order while still in a subsisting marriage? The table below summarises whom may apply for reasonable maintenance under Section 69 of the Women’s Charter. Maintenance for Applicant […]

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Divorce Mediation in Singapore

Reading Time: 7 minutesWe’ve all seen movies or heard stories about bad divorces where the divorcing parties are enraged with each other, arguing furiously over the division of matrimonial assets, maintenance and child custody amongst many things. Going through a divorce can be a very painful and sometimes, cruel process for all parties involved. There can also be […]

I’m a foreign worker in Singapore. Where can I seek help?

Reading Time: 6 minutesLegal help for foreigners in Singapore: The Story In 60 Seconds While foreigners may not qualify for legal aid in Singapore, there are still a few avenues for legal assistance. One key element in this support is a free legal clinic, where you may have a brief consultation with a lawyer for little or no […]

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Varying Spousal Maintenance Orders in Singapore

Reading Time: 4 minutesYou have an existing maintenance order against your spouse/ex-spouse. Your financial situation has changed. You would now like to change by increasing amount of money you receive. How do you go about doing this? Maintenance orders are orders made by the court to mandate the payment of maintenance between the married/divorced couple. Unlike the division […]