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Statistics on divorce cases regarding shared care

Type: Parliamentary Questions

Topic(s): Children & Families


6 August 2018

Question

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang
MP for Nee SoonGRC

To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development for each of the years from 2015 to date, what is the respective breakdown of the number and percentage of divorce cases where shared care and control of the children is awarded.

Answer

There were 119 and 161 divorce cases where shared care and control was awarded in 2015 and 20161 respectively, which were 3.0 per cent and 4.1 per cent of the total number of divorces with care and control orders made for the respective years2.

1
Data on care and control from 2017 are not yet available.
2Figures are by the year of final judgment granted (under the Women's Charter) and year of divorce registered (under the Administration of Muslim Law Act).