Damages received count as couple's assets

Compensation for man's crash injuries can be divided between him and his wife in divorce: Judge

The compensation that a man won in a lawsuit, after suffering serious injuries in a traffic accident, is a matrimonial asset that can be divided between him and his wife in a divorce, a district judge has ruled.

The novel issue arose in a case of a couple with three children who are divorcing after 22 years of marriage. The 52-year-old man is a service technician, while the wife works part-time as a cleaner.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 11, 2018, with the headline 'Damages received count as couple's assets'. Print Edition | Subscribe