Q1: Do I have to inform my spouse of my MPP application?
MPP application is a personal and confidential decision
- Applicants can decide whether to inform their spouse at any time
Q2. Do I require a lawyer for MPP?
- MPP is a parenting programme that occurs before the divorce application is filed in court
- MPP can be accessed via an online self-service portal regardless whether applicants have hired a lawyer or not
- However, applicants must personally attend MPP at one of the DSSAs
Q3: What documents are required for the online application?
- NRIC, Passport and a valid contact address
- Your personal details
Q4: How do I get help with computer access/translation?
Community touch points such as Community Justice Centre, DSSAs, SCWO (by appointment only) and MSF’s office can guide and assist applicants
Q5: Can I access the MPP client portal on my handphone?
We recommend applying for MPP on your desktop or laptop
Q6: I have difficulty accessing the online portal for the Mandatory Parenting Programme, what should I do?
You may wish to:
- Use Google Chrome or Internet Explorer as your browser
- Clear your cache before the next attempt
- Use a laptop or desktop instead of a mobile device like phone or iPad.
Q7: Do I have to pay for the online application?
Q8: Can my friends/lawyer apply and attend on my behalf?
- MPP is accessed through personal SingPass only
- Applicants have to personally attend MPP at one of the DSSAs
Q9: What if I am stationed overseas?
Special arrangements will be provided by DSSAs to facilitate MPP
Q10: Is the MPP session free?
The one-time consultation is provided free at the DSSAs
Q11: Can I choose my counsellor or DSSA?
- You will be allocated to the nearest DSSA based on your listed address
- You will be assigned to a counsellor based on availability
Q12: Can I be excluded from MPP?
- Exclusion is based on the criterion of mental incapacity only
- Valid documents must be submitted to support the application
Q13: How do I apply for exclusion?
Instructions will be given via the MPP portal when an applicant opts for an exclusion during the application
Q14: Can I change my mind after I apply for MPP online?
You can log into the portal to withdraw the application for MPP if it has not been processed yet
Q15: What if I don’t want to attend?
- If you are an applicant, you will not be able to file for divorce
- If you are a respondent, you will not be able to make a counterclaim during the divorce
Q16: I am not eligible for MPP, but would like to attend. What should I do?
You may email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a session
Q17: Is MPP conducted in a group setting?
MPP is a 1-1 consultation with a counsellor
If you would like to attend MPP with your spouse, please email email@example.com with your request
Q18: Can I attend MPP with a private service provider?
No, MPP is conducted by MSF-appointed agencies only