Woman drops claim on third party's share of home in divorce

In the first reported case of its nature after a recent landmark Court of Appeal ruling, a woman opted not to fight to have her brother-in-law's share of her matrimonial home be included in the pool of assets to be split between her and her former husband.

Her decision comes in the wake of a ruling by a five-judge Court of Appeal in April that claims made by a third party on property involved in divorce proceedings could not be heard by the Family Justice Court and had to be decided by the High Court.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2018, with the headline 'Woman drops claim on third party's share of home in divorce'. Subscribe