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Spouse & Child Maintenance Singapore


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Singapore Spouse and Child Maintenance Law

Sometimes, divorce proceedings can be straightforward and both parties can come to an agreement relatively peacefully. More often than not, however, it may a very complex process with a lot of ins and outs that need to be addressed and agreed upon.

One important part of the divorce process is determining whether there should be ongoing money paid to one of the spouses and, where applicable, the children that will remain with them as the primary carer.

In the family court of Singapore, ‘maintenance’ is the term used for these payments and there are several factors that are investigated to determine the amount of maintenance to be paid.

Our Lawyers Will Help with child maintenance in Singapore

We understand the emotional situation you are in. At Emerald Law, our lawyers – who specialise in divorce – will advise you on the divorce procedure in the family courts of Singapore, your legal rights and obligations and the issues surrounding the issue of maintenance payable to your spouse and children.

When you need a comforting, helping hand during what may well be some of the most difficult times of your life, the team at Emerald Law is here to provide just that.

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Whether you’re after some initial information regarding child maintenance laws in the family court of Singapore  or you’ve made the difficult decision to begin divorce procedures, we’re ready to help you achieve the best outcome possible for your circumstances. Our lawyers specialise in Syariah law and with an abundance of experience helping Muslim men and women just like you, you can rest assured that as our client you will be in capable and experienced hands.

Your first two consultations are FREE, so why not give us a call now on (+65) 9711 8078. If you’d prefer, send us an online enquiry and you’ll hear back from us ASAP.


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The information provided is not intended to constitute legal advice. Please seek appropriate legal advice before making any decision.

It is for us to discuss your matter briefly and to provide you with a general overview. There will be no review of documents during the free first consultation.

Yes, there will be charges but rest assured our charges are reasonable.

We will try our best to accommodate your financial needs. We offer fixed fee arrangements and even instalment payments for our services. 

However, if you are truly unable to afford the services of our lawyers, we will recommend that you approach the legal aid bureau or law society pro bono services to see if you qualify.

No, this must be done at the Family Court of Singapore.


No. both parents must pay in accordance with their earning and income capacity. The child’s expenses must also be reasonable.


Yes, but after the divorce is finalised at the Syariah Court, she can no longer expect the interim maintenance order to continue.


If there is a change in your situation where you have lost your employment, or if you discover that you require expensive and long-term medical care, you may take out an application to vary the maintenance order.

You will need to show the Family Court of Singapore that there is a material change in your circumstances and owing to this you are unable to pay the stipulated maintenance amount.

Yes, but you will need to show the Family Court of Singapore that there is a material change in your circumstances and owing to this you require more maintenance than what was initially agreed upon or ordered by the Court.

For example, if after your divorce you discover that your child’s educational needs require him/her to go to a school where the school fees are much higher than before, you may seek to have the maintenance amount varied upwards.

Yes, it is trite law that nafkah must be paid but you may argue to reduce the amount.


You can find out more on how engaging a lawyer will help you in our article here.

Why choose us

Why choose us for your divorce procedures in singapore?

We Are Specialised

Each and every lawyer assigned to your case is someone who has handled many similar cases of divorce procedures in Singapore before. They each bring a specialised element to your matter ensuring that your case is handled with the utmost care.

We Provide Solutions

We ensure that the advice and solutions provided to you resolves your matter in the most efficient manner. We are not here to simply talk, we’re here to provide REAL solutions to ensure the best possible outcomes for you.

We Are Committed

We provide service with such dedication that we can even arrange to meet you outside of our normal office hours.

Mohammad Rizuan

Managing Director. Syariah Law

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