Compensation awarded for pain and suffering to a man who was injured in an accident should not be included in the pool of assets to be divided between him and his wife during their divorce, the High Court has ruled.
In a decision last week, Justice Debbie Ong said some components of compensation - such as lost earnings prior to the divorce - may be considered matrimonial assets, but not compensation for pain and suffering as this is not acquired by a spouse's efforts during marriage.
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