Most women seeking maintenance in Family Courts are married, not divorced

Family lawyers note that many people assume that maintenance can only be claimed after a divorce, but this is not true.
Family lawyers note that many people assume that maintenance can only be claimed after a divorce, but this is not true.PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: UNSPLASH

SINGAPORE - Figures released for the first time by the Family Justice Courts (FJC) show that the bulk of applicants seeking maintenance orders are women still married to their husbands.

In fact, two in three of the 1,315 applications filed, on average, each year between 2016 and 2018 were by wives against their husbands for financial support for themselves or their children.

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