Don't worry so much. I will read up the Women's Charter, to see if there are other ways out. Meanwhile, when you are free, drop by the Legal Aid Bureau @ 45 Maxwell Rd #08-12, The URA Centre, East Wing, Singapore 069118 between Mondays to Fridays 8.30am to 12.30pm/2.00pm to 5.00pm Saturdays 8.30am to 12.30pm.
For your info, the services of the Legal Aid Bureau are for poor Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who are in Singapore and come within the ambit of the scheme and meet the requirements of financial Means Test.
Briefly, to qualify for legal aid,
(a) you have to be a Singapore Citizen or a Singapore Permanent Resident and is present in Singapore;
(b) you have to satisfy the Means Test. Your disposable income, that is, your income for the past 12 months before the date of application for legal aid and after deducting prescribed allowances, must not exceed $10,000/-, and your disposable capital must not exceed $10,000/-; and
(c) there must be merits in your case. (The Merits Test)
I went to the Legal Aid Bureau with my friend and they processed his application for separation quite fast. Be strong and let us know if you do need any help.