If you are in the middle of a long drawn divorce, you may feel the need to make an application for an interim custody order Singapore.
For instance, I have had some clients who feel a need to leave their matrimonial home (sometime out of safety concern) before the conclusion of the divorce proceedings. They do not want to leave their children in the care of the other parent, as they fear that their children will be neglected and left uncared.
The concern can be very real.
In a recent case in Johor, 3 siblings aged 1 to 6 were left neglected by their parents in a dirty and smelly room. The children had rice with soy sauce for their meals and did not shower for days. The father was supposed to have looked after the children while the mother was away. Neighbours discovered the incident after hearing sounds from the room.
Since then, the children have been picked up by officers from the Welfare Department and police officers.
According to Johor Bahru Welfare Officer Normawarni Mahat, the young victims were left unsupervised and action would be taken under the Child Act 2001.
See: “Cops to question parents over neglected children locked in Johor Bahru rental unit”, The Straits Times, 6 August 2017
If you are concerned that your divorce proceedings may be long-drawn and your children may not be given appropriate care by your spouse, you may wish to make an application for an interim custody order Singapore.
Contact us today for more information on how to make an interim custody order Singapore.