This may sound silly to everybody out there, but my wife and I are going to get a divorce in a couple of weeks (after I get my APRC), and a question about custody has come up. Somebody has told her that single parents and/or divorcees with joint custody can get a $5,000 subsidy per child per month.
Does anybody know anything about a $5,000 per child subsidy for divorcees or single parents?
If there is such a thing is it available only if the Taiwanese parent has custody of the child, or is it available for a foreigner, too?
Also, is joint custody now recognised in Taiwan?
If it is, is the $5,000 available for divorcees with joint custody?
Initially, we were going to go with 2 kids for me, and one for her, custody-wise. My soon-to-be-ex-wife is quite emotionally unstable, and so I need to do everything I can to protect myself (and the kids) from her.
Even if there was joint custody, if she decided to pull a nasty, in a similar vein to PG Daddy, then I'd still be screwed, wouldn't I? I can't imagine the cops or judges really forcing her to open the door with joint custody. The only real protection I would have against her would be to have total custody, wouldn't it?