There is no fixed rate or formula to determine the amount of maintenance for a spouse or ex-spouse in Singapore. The court will define a monthly payment or order reimbursement upon the product of receipts, or request a lump sum be paid based on a number of factors. This can loosely include:

  • income, property, and other finances of the spouses;
  • earning ability of both spouses;
  • financial needs and responsibilities of the spouses during the marriage or expected in the foreseeable future;
  • standard of living enjoyed by the family before the divorce;
  • age of spouses and the duration of the marriage;
  • any physical or mental disability;
  • contributions made by spouses to family‚Äôs welfare, which include managing the home or caring for the family, among others; and
  • value or benefit that would be unobtainable for any of the spouses after the dissolution of marriage.

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