Family and Matrimonial Partner Ivan Cheong comments in the Straits Times article titled "Circuit breaker love and heartbreak: Divorces, fights, heightened tensions"

Family and Matrimonial Partner Ivan Cheong comments in the Straits Times article titled "Circuit breaker love and heartbreak: Divorces, fights, heightened tensions"
08 Jun 2020

Eversheds Harry Elias Family and Matrimonial Partner Ivan Cheong comments in the Straits Times article titled "Circuit breaker love and heartbreak: Divorces, fights, heightened tensions". The article was first published on 7 June 2020.

Circuit breaker love and heartbreak: Divorces, fights, heightened tensions

It was the best of times for tight-knit families, but the worst for those with fragmenting relationships living under the same roof.

Strict stay-home rules, elevated stress levels and the financial fall-out from Covid-19 turned many homes with duelling spouses into a war zone. Heated arguments would erupt at every mealtime, or each time combatants stepped into the living room.

Below is an excerpt from the article which features comments from Ivan:

Mr Ivan Cheong, 38, a partner at Eversheds Harry Elias, encountered a case where a couple had to attend Zoom meetings throughout the day. Their timings clashed. They started arguing over who should look after their infant during the calls, resulting in a physical altercation.

His advice, which they did not heed, was: "While it is unpleasant to be cooped up at home with a spouse whom you dislike or find annoying, aggravating the situation will not help and will only serve to make you unhappier. If there are children involved, seeing open conflict and strife between their parents is stressful and detrimental to their welfare."

Full article can be found here.

Source: The Straits Times

Author: Benson Ang

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