The Straits Times
Published on Nov 09, 2012

Ex-wife loses bid for rise in $1 monthly support

Doctor, diagnosed with breast cancer, has appeal dismissed on 'insufficient evidence'


A divorcee who appealed for more maintenance from her former husband after she was diagnosed with breast cancer has had her case dismissed by Singapore's apex court.

The 51-year-old aesthetics doctor was receiving $1 a month following a High Court ruling in March.

She went to the Court of Appeal to ask for this monthly sum to be raised to $2,000, and filed additional evidence relating to her recent diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer.

This included medical certification, copies of medical receipts and a summary of her clinic's sales between March and September.