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Maintenance may soon be given based on need, not only gender

Published on Jul 23, 2014 6:50 PM
 
Men who are incapacitated may soon be able to claim maintenance from the wives they are divorcing. The idea of awarding maintenance based on need, and not only gender is one of the proposed amendments to the Women's Charter that may be tabled in Parliament after public consultation ends early next year. -- POSED PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Men who are incapacitated may soon be able to claim maintenance from the wives they are divorcing.

The idea of awarding maintenance based on need, and not only gender is one of the proposed amendments to the Women's Charter that may be tabled in Parliament after public consultation ends early next year.

Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing said this after he joined a women's group dialogue on Wednesday.

Possible changes to the Women's Charter will be based on recommendations released recently by the Family Justice Review Committee, which is reviewing the family justice court system here.

 
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