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MSC Talks: Understanding Maintenance Orders

Maintenance refers to financial support provided by your spouse for the welfare of you and/or your children. Having a maintenance order reduces the financial insecurity faced by spouses and parents. If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulty in receiving maintenance, we would like to invite you to attend our talk on Maintenance Orders. Our guest speaker of the night will be Of Counsel, Ms Thian Wen Yi.

For individuals without a maintenance order, we will be covering the eligibility criteria for you and/or your children as well as how to determine the amount you would need for your family. For those with a standing maintenance order that is not being upheld, we will be discussing how to enforce this and other ways the court can help you. We hope to empower you with the knowledge of Maintenance Orders and its related court processes so as to ensure you receive the financial support you need.

Key Points:

  1. How do I apply for maintenance?
  2. What documents should I prepare?
  3. What expenses can I claim for?
  4. How long will it take before I receive maintenance payments?
  5. What should I do if the Respondent defaults in payment?
  6. How can I file for a Maintenance Order if the respondent does not reside in Singapore?

Kindly RSVP by 21 June 2019.

About the Speaker

Ms Thian Wen Yi

Ms Thian Wen Yi is an Of Counsel in the Matrimonial and Family Law Practice Group at Eversheds Harry Elias. She has acted as lead counsel in many contentious disputes over custody, care and control, maintenance, and division of matrimonial assets, at both the district court and high court divisions of the Family Justice Courts. She has acted for both local and expatriate clients and has advised on cross-border issues such as relocation, international child abduction and conflict of laws. Wen Yi is appointed by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE) as a course facilitator for the Family Law Practice module. She teaches family and matrimonial law to students seeking admission to the Singapore Bar.

Event Date:
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Event Time:
7 pm - 8.30 pm
Venue:
SCWO, 96 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187967
Fee:
$5 (to be paid on event day). Light Refreshments will be served.
Contact Person:
Sarah/Petrina
Email:
mscentral@scwo.org.sg
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