In December last year, Wang Leehom announced that he and Lee Jinglei had filed for divorce. Word quickly spread that the split was because the singer’s mother and Lee couldn’t get along, but Lee penned an open letter detailing disturbing aspects of Wang ’s personality and his role as a husband. Chief among the claims were that he is an absent parent and had continued with his playboy ways despite being married.
At some point, Wang’s father reached out to Apple Daily TW with a handwritten letter to give his version of the events, and Lee responded by saying that she could not believe that the older man had to “lie” for his son. She also revealed that her ex-husband had tried to get her retract her previous statement by bribing her with the house she and their kids are currently living in. Wang hit back by claiming that he had lived in fear of extortion and threats during their time together.
Suffice it to say, the divorce has not only been very public, but also very acrimonious. Ivan Cheong and Shaun Ho, family lawyers from Withers KhattarWong, tell us about the ways in which typical divorce proceedings are usually carried out.