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MWS Weighed In on Divorce Matters at Live Webinar

Yeow Ming Zhen (right), Head of MWS FAM@FSC, took part in a divorce-focused webinar panel discussion as part of the annual Law Awareness Weeks@CDC

On 25 October 2023, Yeow Ming Zhen, Head of Strengthening Families Programme@Family Service Centre (MWS FAM@FSC), took part in a live webinar titled “Divorce Matters and Concerns – Custody, Care and Control”. 

Organised by the Community Development Council and Pro Bono SG, the webinar aimed to empower the public with knowledge to make informed decisions. It covered topics such as legal rights, division of assets, child custody and co-parenting. 

As one of the panellists, Ming Zhen shared about community-based support and interventions for couples considering divorce. She stressed the need for a child-centric approach towards marital challenges, pointing out the vulnerability of children with divorced parents. 

“Children are often overlooked during the legal process. Despite the life-altering implications, they have absolutely no choice or power to decide their living arrangements and more,” Ming Zhen said. 

The webinar – which was attended by 135 participants – was part of the annual Law Awareness Weeks@CDC, which aims to educate the public on basic legal knowledge through a series of legal talks. 

One participant commented that Ming Zhen’s sharing raised awareness of “the resources and support available in the community that one can tap on and seek help for their issues” as well as “the need to pay attention to the psychological problems children face in divorce cases”.

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