Court of Appeal rules that divorced woman must pay part of estranged sons' varsity fees

The court said that under the law, parents have a duty to maintain their children, including those above the age of 21 who are receiving an education.
The court said that under the law, parents have a duty to maintain their children, including those above the age of 21 who are receiving an education.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - The Court of Appeal has ruled that a 62-year-old divorced woman has to contribute to the education expenses of her two adult sons, from whom she has been estranged since she left home when they were in their teens.

But her responsibility as a parent should not extend to an overseas university education, said the court.

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