UFM v UFN [2017] SGHCF 22


2017

We represented an Indonesian divorcee in a successful application for permission to commence proceedings for division of Singapore matrimonial property, consequential upon a divorce decreed in the Indonesian courts. This case considered the novel issues of:
(a) the extent to which a divorcee’s decision not to exhaust remedies in the foreign divorce court precludes an application for financial relief in Singapore under Chapter 4A of the Women’s Charter;
(b) the applicability of the doctrine of forum conveniens to the Singapore court’s exercise of its discretion to allow financial relief under Chapter 4A of the Women’s Charter.

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