15 Jun '11, 8am

Beauty only a small factor when deciding alimony: If a woman's attractiveness was a factor, it would only be rel...

Beauty only a small factor when deciding alimony: If a woman's attractiveness was a factor, it would only be rel...

BEAUTY plays only a very small factor in deciding a woman's alimony. This is what 10 lawyers told The Straits Times when asked. The relationship between a woman's attractiveness and the amount of alimony she receives in a divorce settlement was a point of controversy and debate during a recent divorce settlement hearing. The High Court took the view that it was relevant for a judge to consider the attractiveness of a wife in determining her chances of remarriage when exercising its discretion on whether to grant lump sum or monthly maintenance. But this ruling would not make a big impact on future divorce settlement arguments, said the lawyers polled by the paper. The lawyers pointed out that other factors such as age, financial needs and income would bear more weight in the final ruling. If a woman's attractiveness was a factor, it would only be relevant in rare cases - f...

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