Family Justice Courts directing wealthier couples to paid-for mediation

As of Jan 1, only divorcing couples with assets of a gross value of under $2 million will able to seek free mediation at the Family Justice Courts.
As of Jan 1, only divorcing couples with assets of a gross value of under $2 million will able to seek free mediation at the Family Justice Courts.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Wealthier divorcing couples fighting over money are being directed to private mediation services, as the Family Justice Courts (FJC) looks to concentrate the free mediation resources it offers to less well-off couples and those in disputes involving children.

Until Dec 31 last year, divorcing couples with assets of a gross value of under $3 million were able to seek free mediation at the FJC.

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