SMU Lexicon: Bridging the Divide between Married and Unwed Mothers
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 4 minutesA letter (“No extra perks if unwed mums adopt own children: Forum” on 25th May 2017)[1] by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (“MSF”) has raised pertinent views on how the Singaporean Government perceives marital status and motherhood. Recently, the MSF had granted Child Development Account (“CDA”) benefits[2] and Government-paid maternity leave to unwed […]

The Law in Singapore on Single Mothers – Is there more to be done?
Personal,Single Mothers

Reading Time: 8 minutesIf you are a single mother, what category of single mother do you belong to? Widowed Divorced Unmarried Single woman who adopts a child by choic Why does it matter what category you belong to? The category to which you belong will affect your rights in law. Generally speaking, if you were married when the […]