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Singapore Government

Divorce Support

Mandatory Parenting Programme

Mandatory Parenting Programme

The Mandatory Parenting Programme is a consultation session for parents with minor children before they file for divorce. It is designed to encourage divorcing couples make informed decisions that prioritise the well-being of children. 
This is a two-hour session by counsellors from Divorce Support Specialist Agencies (DSSAs). All parents with children below 14 years old (children below 21 years old with effect from 21 January 2018) are required under the Women’s Charter Section 94A to attend this programme if they do not have a signed formal agreement pertaining to a parenting plan and all other divorce matters. 
The consultation aims to help parents understand: 
  • the financial challenges of divorce 
  • how divorce impacts living arrangements 
  • child custody and access 
  • the importance of co-parenting and having a parenting plan 


Please log in with your SingPass to check your eligibility and apply for the Mandatory Parenting Programme. MSF will process your application online and a DSSA counsellor will contact you to schedule an appointment. This programme is provided free to all eligible parents with minor children before they file for divorce. 
For more information about the Mandatory Parenting Programme, please click here

CPH Online Counselling

Having stresses due to marriage, divorce or parenting can be emotionally and mentally challenging. If you are feeling overwhelmed by marital, divorce or parenting issues, your work, relationships with family and friends, your physical and emotional health can be affected. If you need a listening ear, talk to us via our free online counselling service run by the Community Psychology Hub.

To find out more, please visit and get started now!