Maintenance of Parents Act

Nudging children to help dad and mum: Why adult children cut ties and refuse to support parents

It is compulsory for seniors seeking maintenance to first go through the process of conciliation with their children. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: ISTOCKPHOTO
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SINGAPORE - The children did not approve of their father's marriage after their mother died, and two of them who had been giving him a total of $500 every month stopped or cut back on their financial contributions.

In desperation, the father of four, who was in his 80s, went to the Commissioner for the Maintenance of Parents to seek support from his other two children.

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