Generally for short, childless marriages, a wife tends to get a share of the matrimonial assets which is close to her direct contribution to their acquisition and where possible, lump sum maintenance.

In the division of matrimonial assets in long marriages “the proportion awarded to homemaker wives who have made modest financial contributions for marriages lasting 17 to 35 years with children, ranged between 35% to 50% of the total matrimonial assets, but subject to exceptions.

The Singapore Court emphasised the need for a holistic assessment of direct monetary contributions and all other indirect contributions in deciding on the division of assets.