15 Jun '11, 9am

Pretty women may receive less alimony following a divorce b/c their good looks mean they are likely 2 remarry earlier

PRETTY women may receive less alimony following a divorce because their good looks mean they are likely to remarry earlier. This controversial suggestion has been raised in legal circles after a High Court judge ruled that asking if a woman was attractive during a divorce settlement hearing was not irrelevant. The ruling earlier this month was the first time a judge had raised the issue of physical beauty in such cases. It has divided lawyers by raising a series of questions, not least: Who decides what is beautiful? Ten lawyers specialising in family law told The Straits Times that the ruling was unlikely to have an impact on future divorce settlement arguments. They said that even if a woman's physical attractiveness were a factor, it would be a 'very, very small' one. To understand why, lawyers pointed to the Women's Charter, which says judges must consider 'all circums...

Full article: http://www.singaporelawwatch.sg/remweb/legal/ln2/rss/lega...

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