03 Jun '11, 3am

WTF!? Judge factors ex-wife's attractiveness for "prospects of remarriage" in divorce settlement!? #sgfeminists

A JUDGE who asked during a divorce settlement hearing if the wife involved was attractive was not being biased, the High Court has ruled. Dismissing a move by the woman for a judicial review of the case, Justice Choo Han Teck said that was not an irrelevant question for a judge to ask. He said the court could take into account a woman's prospects of remarriage when deciding the financial support she should receive from her former husband, and whether it ought to be a lump sum rather than monthly payments. Justice Choo's judgment, released on Thursday, explained why he rejected the woman's application for a judicial review to set aside the court orders to settle maintenance issues between her and her former husband. Lawyers contacted on Thursday said that in deciding on maintenance for a divorced woman, the court could consider her attractiveness. That did not mean only her...

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