The Court is empowered to order the division of any matrimonial asset according to an apportionment that is just and fair by giving adequate and appropriate weight to each party’s direct and indirect contribution towards the marriage:
Direct contributions include financial contributions made towards the acquisition or improvement of the matrimonial assets
Indirect contributions include efforts to improve or maintain the well-being of the family
The roles of the parties as financial-provider or homemaker are both equally recognised because both roles must have been performed equally for the marriage to continue or flourish
Jonathan is a family justice lawyer in Singapore. He graduated from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom in 2002 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Gray’s Inn) in 2003.
Jonathan is experienced in handling family and divorce mediation, matrimonial law litigation and also all aspects of trial litigation including conducting negotiations and trials as well as presenting appeals in the High Court and Court of Appeal.