30 May '11, 11am

Changes in Women's Charter to start in June

Changes made to the Women's Charter, to better protect women and their dependents awarded maintenance orders against defaulters, come into effect on June 1. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM CHANGES made to the Women's Charter, to better protect women and their dependents awarded maintenance orders against defaulters, come into effect on June 1. To strengthen the current penalties such as recovering arrears through fines, imposing a third party order and jail term on defaulters, the amendments give the Courts power to order defaulters to set up a banker's guarantee against future defaults, perform community service orders and attend financial counselling. The Courts can also direct the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board to disclose the employment information of a defaulter for attachment of earnings orders and provisions will be introduced to streamline court processes and to all...

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