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Do I have to provide financially for my step-children?

Under the law in Singapore, biological parents and legal guardians are legally required to care for provide financially for their children. They bear a duty to take decisions that are in the best interests of the child who is in their care. However, this duty to provide for children is not limited to biological parents and those who have legally adopted a child or are his guardian. A Singapore family lawyer will be able to assist you in determining your obligations in this respect.

Anybody who accept a child as part of their family may become liable to provide for the child. In making such determination, the court will first need to be satisfied whether the person who is being asked to provide for the child has a family into which the child can be accepted, and second, must be satisfied that the child has indeed been accepted by this family. The result of this principle in law is that a step-parent whose spouse has children from a previous marriage, may also become liable to provide for his or her step-children.

A Gloria James-Civetta & Co, our dedicated team of family lawyers will be able to advise you on any questions and issues that may arise in this respect. Should you have any questions or need legal representation, kindly contact Gloria James-Civetta & Co on 6337-0469 for a free consultation, or email us .

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