How much maintenance must the husband pay in a Divorce?

by | Feb 1, 2024 | Media

Maintenance is the payment that the husband must pay to the wife and parents must pay for their Children. Generally, a husband is required by law to provide financial maintenance (meaning support) for his wife during and after the marriage, and parents are likewise required by law to provide financial maintenance for children of the marriage during and after the marriage. Although a Court will often order that a father pay maintenance for children of the marriage, it may not order a husband to pay maintenance for the ex-wife in some situations such as very short marriages or where the wife is financially independent and self-sufficient.

In a Divorce, you and your spouse are allowed to decide and agree on the amount of maintenance that needs to be paid to the wife and children. If you and your spouse cannot agree, the Court will decide on the amount after assessing many factors including the standard of living enjoyed during the marriage, current and forecasted future income, the duration and length of the marriage and household expenditure which are proven in Court through documents and evidence in support of the claims made by you and your spouse, for example, bank statements, medical bills and expenses, spending on the children’s education and enrichment activities.

So, there you have it, some basic information on: What amount of maintenance must a husband pay to the wife and children in a Divorce? If you need a Divorce lawyer in Singapore, I’m offering a free 30-minute consultation to help you figure out if I’m the right fit for your case. I’ll also provide actionable insights, helping you figuring out the complex Divorce process bit by bit. Learn more about what’s involved in Divorce consultation fees.

About the author

About the author

Jonathan Wong

Jonathan is the Founder and Managing Director of Tembusu Law. He is also the founder of LawGuide Singapore, a prominent legaltech startup which successfully created and launched Singapore’s first legal chatbot in 2017.