Divorced woman must contribute to children's education: Appeals court

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

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a 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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 25, 2018, with the headline 'Divorced woman must contribute to children's education: Appeals court'. Subscribe