Make divorce more amicable

An amicable divorce model allows those who already wish to divorce to do so in a less acrimonious manner, says the writer, noting that safeguards will remain in place to ensure that couples have considered their separation seriously. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

It is 2021, and 50 years since the passing of the Women's Charter in Singapore. So why are we still debating the value and necessity of divorce?

A recent proposal by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has been particularly contentious in certain circles. The proposal centres on the introduction of a new "amicable divorce" option, to make the process of divorce more accessible for willing parties.

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