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What is an Order for Imprisonment?

2016-06-01T09:27:27+08:00

This Order is usually used as the last resort, which means that the Court will sentence the Defendant to a term of imprisonment. Such order is usually not beneficial to the wife, ex-wife or children because if the husband or father is in prison, he is unable to earn any income.

What is an Order for Imprisonment?2016-06-01T09:27:27+08:00

What is a Writ of Seizure & Sale Order?

2016-06-01T09:26:54+08:00

The husband’s or father’s personal property is seized and will be sold to pay for arrears of maintenance.

What is a Writ of Seizure & Sale Order?2016-06-01T09:26:54+08:00

What is an Attachment of Earnings Order?

2016-06-01T09:26:16+08:00

It means the husband’s or father’s employer is ordered to keep a part of his salary to pay for the maintenance. If he leaves his employment, a new order has to be obtained against his new employer.

What is an Attachment of Earnings Order?2016-06-01T09:26:16+08:00

Does the Court have the power to vary a Maintenance Order made by it?

2016-06-01T09:24:42+08:00

Yes, the Court may vary, rescind or suspend the Order if :-

  • it was made based on a misrepresentation or a mistake; or

  • there has been a material change in the circumstances after the Order was made

Does the Court have the power to vary a Maintenance Order made by it?2016-06-01T09:24:42+08:00

Does ongoing spousal maintenance operate following marital breakdown?

2016-06-01T09:23:52+08:00

Only wives can claim spousal maintenance. Maintenance can be claimed on an interim basis pending the hearing of matrimonial proceedings and at the final hearing of ancillary matters.

The court must have regard to all the circumstances of the case when awarding maintenance (section 114(1), Women’s Charter). This includes income, earning capacity, property, the parties’ age, […]

Does ongoing spousal maintenance operate following marital breakdown?2016-06-01T09:23:52+08:00

Can I claim for maintenance on marital breakdown?

2016-06-01T09:23:12+08:00

Maintenance is often claimed and awarded pending the conclusion of matrimonial proceedings as part of the ancillary matters.

Can I claim for maintenance on marital breakdown?2016-06-01T09:23:12+08:00

What are Ancillary Matters after a Divorce?

2016-06-01T09:22:30+08:00

They are:-

  • Maintenance of ex-wife
  • Custody of children
  • Maintenance of children
  • Division of assets and
    properties
What are Ancillary Matters after a Divorce?2016-06-01T09:22:30+08:00

What are Ancillary Matters during Marriage?

2016-06-01T09:21:54+08:00

During the subsistence of a Marriage, the husband has an obligation to maintain his wife and children.

What are Ancillary Matters during Marriage?2016-06-01T09:21:54+08:00
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