'Kept man' must still pay ex-wife, judge rules

He claimed he lives off current partner, can't afford maintenance and could be dumped

File photo showing the interior of the Family Court at 3, Havelock Square, on Dec 12, 2016.
File photo showing the interior of the Family Court at 3, Havelock Square, on Dec 12, 2016.PHOTO: ST FILE

A Family Court judge dismissed a kept man's bid to discontinue maintenance payouts to his ex-wife despite his claims that he had no income and lived off a wealthy long-term partner who will dump him on the streets if she tires of him some day.

The judge suggested that the man, who drives a Ferrari paid for by his partner, work to settle the maintenance due instead of "languishing comfortably" and working for free in the company his partner owns.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2018, with the headline ''Kept man' must still pay ex-wife, judge rules'. Subscribe