Motor Accident & Personal Injury

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Did you know that money due to you for a personal injury claim may be clawed back by your ex-wife upon divorce. That was the unlikely conclusion that came about as a result of a DIVORCE after a 22 year marriage. Though the peculiar facts may have been relevant here, such as the fact that the wife did look after the husband after the accident, the proceeds from personal injury claim generally accrues only in favour of and to the person injured. Though small at 34.4% the proceeds from personal injury claim namely for pain and suffering was awarded to the wife though amounts for future medical expenses, future loss of earnings and loss of earning capacity were not as it was made solely for the injured claimant . This, even though the parties had other assets like a matrimonial flat, land in Philippines owned by the wife, insurance policies and CPF. (a Singapore compulsory retirement fund)

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