Parents must strive for conciliation at the Commissioner's Office first before filing a claim to the Tribunal.
To file an application,
You have to apply in person at the Tribunal for the Maintenance of Parents Registry. If you are unable to do so due to health or other reasons, an application can be made on your behalf by:
The applicant has to bring along:
Your children will have to file an answer using this MOP Form within 14 days. They may also submit other relevant information to support their response.
The Tribunal will refer both parent and children to a mediator within 4 weeks. The mediator will help the parent and children to discuss the dispute and negotiate a settlement.
If the parent and children achieve a settlement, a Maintenance Agreement will be brought before the Tribunal for a Maintenance Order to be made.
For more information, please read Mediation.
If the parent and children do not achieve a settlement, an application will be made for a Tribunal hearing. Both parent and children must be present at the hearing.
The Tribunal may do any of the following: