Monday, 29 June 2015

Singapore Divorce lawyer – Child Maintenance

Who is responsible for child maintenance?

Under the laws of Singapore, parents are legally obliged to maintain or contribute to the maintenance of his or her children, whether they are in his or her custody or the custody of any other person, and whether the said children are legitimate or illegitimate. Child Maintenance may come in the form or providing them with accommodation, clothing, food and education as may be reasonable having regard to the parent’s means and station in life.

A Court may, on application for maintenance, make an order for maintenance to be paid for the upkeep of the child.

-          Any person who is a guardian or has the actual custody of the child
-          The child himself or herself, upon attaining age of 21 years
-          Where the child is below 21 years, his or her siblings who are above 21 years of age may apply on his or her behalf
-          Any person appointed by the minister

If you are uncertain whether you have a legitimate claim for maintenance, you may wish to seek legal advice from a Singapore Divorce Lawyer from Gloria James-Civetta & Co.

At Gloria James-Civetta & Co, we offer a free 20-minute consultation with one of our lawyers. Should you have any queries or should like to seek legal representation, kindly contact us at 6337 0469 or email us at

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