27 Sep '11, 4am

SCWO sets up one-stop centre to help divorced women and children with non-payment from ex-husbands

SCWO sets up one-stop centre to help divorced women and children with non-payment from ex-husbands

Singapore Council of Women's Organisations. -- PHOTO: BT By Judith Tan A one-stop, drop-in centre to help divorced women and their children with non-payment from ex-husbands opened on Tuesday. Set up by the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations (SCWO), the centre provides legal advice, video link with Family Court, financial and emotional counseling and other support related to maintenance order. Called the Maintenance Support Central (MSC), it is working with the Law Society of Singapore's Pro Bono Service and the family bar to provide legal representation. The families are put through means testing to prevent abuse of the system. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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