marriages & divorces
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Breakdown of Divorce Cases where Shared Care and Control of the Children was Awarded
Apr 5, 2021
MSF's response to a parliamentary question by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on breakdown of divorce cases where shared care and control of the children was awarded.
Welcome remarks by Minister of State for Social and Family Development Ms Sun Xueling at the appreciation session for participants of pre-divorce support portal citizen engagement on 15 January 2021, 12.05pm
Jan 15, 2021
Pre-divorce support portal will offer content to help individuals and families when faced with marital difficulties.
First Local Study On The Intergenerational Effects Of Divorce On Children
Dec 8, 2020
First-ever local study to better understand the long-term impact on children from divorced families.
Engaging Citizens On New Portal Providing Early Support To Couples Considering Divorce
Sep 25, 2020
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will be conducting a series of engagements to consult citizens on content for a new online portal that will provide early support for couples, especially those with young children, who are considering divorce.
Closing Speech by Mr Desmond Lee on the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures For Solemnization and Registration of Marriages) Bill
May 5, 2020
Second Reading Closing Speech by Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development, on the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures For Solemnization And Registration Of Marriages) Bill in Parliament
Opening Speech by Mr Desmond Lee on the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures For Solemnization and Registration of Marriages) Bill
May 5, 2020
Second Reading Opening Speech by Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development, on the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures For Solemnization And Registration Of Marriages) Bill in Parliament
Civil and Muslim Marriage Solemnizations and Registrations can be Conducted via Video Link During the COVID-19 Period
May 5, 2020
The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures for Solemnization and Registration of Marriages) Bill was passed in Parliament on 5 May 2020 to allow civil and Muslim marriage solemnizations and registrations to be conducted using video link.
Government Accepts All Recommendations by Committee to Review and Enhance Reforms in the Family Justice System
Feb 24, 2020
The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) have concluded our assessment of all the feedback received, via a six-week- long public consultation, on the recommendations submitted by the Committee to Review and Enhance Reforms in the Family Justice System (RERF Committee) in September 2019. There was wide support for many of the recommendations, especially in the areas of early support for couples facing divorce, and enhancements to the family justice system.
Divorce ruling to state which party is allowed to list child as occupier
Oct 7, 2019
Section 126 of the Women’s
Charter allows the Court to make a care and control order subject to any
conditions as it thinks fit to impose, including the place where the child is
Appointment of Two New Divorce Support Specialists Agencies Expands The Support Available to Families Undergoing Divorce
Sep 19, 2019
The Ministry of Social and Family Development has appointed two new Divorce
Support Specialist Agencies (DSSAs) – Thrive Parenting! and Healing Hearts @ Fei
Yue – to better support families undergoing divorce with specialised services