Glossary on Singapore Divorce, Nullity, Separation, Adoption and Family Law
Regular payments made by a non-resident parent to the person or parent with care of the child to meet the day-to-day living expenses of a child following marriage, or relationship breakdown. Child maintenance payments can be agreed between the parents.
The country in which legal proceedings will proceed. A party needs a certain connection with a country before that country can deal with the case. This may be based on habitual residence, nationality, domicile, an agreement or other factors.
A fact that may be used to prove the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage and therefore secure a judgment of divorce.
To establish desertion, the petitioner must show:
- A separation
- An intention to desert by the defendant
- There was no consent to the separation by the plaintiff
- There was no just cause […]
A child of the marriage is any child of the husband and wife, including any adopted child and any other child (whether or not a child of the husband or of the wife) who was a member of the family of the husband and wife at the time they ceased to live together or at […]
In the context of family law, refers to the party in the proceedings who is defending to the Divorce application. The term can be used specifically (referring to the Defendant to the divorce proceedings) or more generally when the reference is to the party responding to an application made by another, the Plaintiff.