Forum on 2 Feb (Sat) at 2pm: Marital break down in Singapore – what’s next?

Number of View: 450 Dear Friends, We are conducting a forum on “Marital  break down in Singapore – what’s next?” on 2 Feb (Sat) at 2 pm at NVPC. The address is 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #04-88 The  Central Clarke Quay S(059817) – National Volunteer and Philanthrophy Centre. Please use the shopping mall lift up. Every year, more tha 7000 marriages broke down for the past few years  and the legal implications are enormous and cumbersome. Acrimonious  divorces can be harmful not only to  one’s mental health  but also affect the well being of our children. If you are currently under going a complicating  divorce situation or are contemplating filing for a divorce due to various reasons, come and hear Mr David LIew of Law Hub LLC speaks  on the matter. Mr Liew has many years of experience dealing with family law and has his own office at South Bridge Road. If you are keen to attend the forum, simply email me at gilbert@steadymarriages.com or goh_gilbet@yahoo.com providing your contact number and name. The forum is free of charge but we appreciate any donation after the event but this is not obligatory. Seats are limited and we go on a first-come-first-serve basis. Gilbert Goh …

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Psychological and emotional effects of divorce (mediate.com)

Number of View: 709   It may be helpful to understand a little about divorce and the typical effects it has on men, women and children. The divorce rate in the United States is the highest in the world. Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. Sixty-seven percent of all second marriages end in divorce. As high as these figures are, what is also true is that the divorce rate appears to be dropping. The reasons for this change are not clear. Many people cannot afford to divorce, many people cannot afford to marry. Another reason is that “baby boomers,” who account for a large proportion of our population are no longer in their 20s and 30s, the ages when divorce is most prevalent. The societal expectation is that divorced life is less satisfying than married life. Divorce is associated with an increase in depression–people experience loss of partner, hopes and dreams, and lifestyle. The financial reality of divorce is often hard to comprehend: the same resources must now support almost twice the expenses. Fifty percent of all children are children of divorce. Twenty-eight percent of all children are born of never married parents. Divorce is expensive. Aid for Dependent …

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