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Prenuptial Agreements – Affirming TQ v TR in Singapore

Debbie Ong

(2012) 24 SAcLJ 402

The question of whether prenuptial agreements over matters such as maintenance and division of assets upon divorce ought to be binding on parties is not new but continues to be of great interest. Recent publications from various jurisdictions have offered diverse models of matrimonial property regimes and rules on marital agreements. This article argues that the position on prenuptial agreements reached in the Singapore Court of Appeal decision in TQ v TR remains the optimal one amongst the different models. It suggests how the position may be defended, interpreted and developed.