30 May '11, 12pm

(CNA|sg) Better support for parties affected by divorces and maintenance defaults

SINGAPORE: From Wednesday, additional measures will be implemented to enhance the enforcement of maintenance orders under amendments to the Women's Charter. The Courts can impose new sanctions and penalties on persons who default on maintenance orders such as ordering defaulters to set up a banker's guarantee against future defaults, perform community service orders and attend financial counselling. Complainants can also report maintenance debts to a credit bureau. The Courts will be empowered to direct the Central Provident Fund Board to disclose the employment information of a defaulter for attachment of earnings orders. Provisions will be introduced to streamline court processes and to allow for new rules to be made regarding the practice and procedure of maintenance proceedings. In addition, Court summons and attachment of earnings orders can be served to respondents v...

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