As a divorce lawyer Singapore, I have come across a number of clients who suffered in silence over an abusive relationship Singapore for a number of years before deciding to file for divorce.
Sometimes, it takes courage to stand up against an abusive relationship Singapore.
Case of Mel B
Mel B recently filed for divorce after her father passed away from cancer.
According to friends, the former Spice Girl had always known that her marriage was “toxic” and that her father’s death gave her the “push” to end the marriage.
She cited “irreconcilable differences” but sources claimed that money was the reason behind many of the arguments behind her and her husband. The relationship was also dogged by allegations of domestic violence. Belafonte, Mel B’s husband, has denied the allegations of domestic violence.
It emerged that Belafonte had beaten up his ex-wife in 2003 in a “malicious and unlawful drunken frenzy”.
In 2014, Belafonte’s own brother publicly called Belafonte “ruthless” and “violent”, urging Mel B to leave him.
Mel B had reportedly been trying to break free from her husband for 2 years. When she informed her family and friends of her decision, they celebrated the news!
See: “Mel B filed for divorce ‘in a moment of clarity’ after her father died as details emerge of her 10 year ‘toxic marriage’ and ‘controlling husband’ as she smiles for the camera”, Daily Mail Online, 22 March 2017
What you can do if you are in an abusive relationship Singapore?
If you are in an abusive relationship Singapore, you may wish to make an application for a personal protection order if you are married. If you are not married, you may wish to make a police report or Magistrate’s Complaint against your partner.
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