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Understanding Divorce Paths in Singapore: Simplified vs. Normal Track

In 2022, 7,107 divorces were registered in Singapore. To apply for a divorce, couples must provide reasons for how the marriage has broken down irretrievably, which sometimes influences whether the legal proceedings proceed on the Simplified Track or the Normal Track. Simplified Track A divorcing couple may file a simplified divorce application if all of…...
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Divorce by Mutual Agreement: The Financial and Relational Benefits

A New Era in Divorce Proceedings Singapore has introduced a transformative approach to handling marital dissolutions by implementing Divorce by Mutual Agreement (DMA). As of July 1, couples who have mutually recognized that their marriage has irretrievably broken down can opt for this no-fault divorce method. This new framework marks a significant shift from the…...
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Divorce by Mutual Agreement – A New Starting Point For Therapeutic Justice

In Singapore, divorce is a two-stage process. The 1st stage relates to the reasons for the breakdown of marriage, while the 2nd stage deals with the ancillary matters (i.e. the child(ren) and financial issues). While the 1st stage of divorce generally does not have any impact on the 2nd stage, it is common for parties…...

Interim Custody, Care and Control (ICCC) in Singapore

An Interim Custody, Care and Control (ICCC) order governs the care arrangements for the children of marriage prior to a divorce pending the finalization of the divorce, which is concluded with the issuance of a Final Judgment. There are usually three issues that will be determined in an ICCC order: Custody – refers to the…...
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Coping with Narcissistic Parental Alienation

Narcissistic Parental Alienation syndrome refers to the process of psychological manipulation of a child by a parent to show fear, disrespect, or hostility towards the other parent. Very often, the child can’t provide logical reasoning for the difference in their behaviour towards both parents. Parental alienation may happen even when narcissism is not a factor.…...
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Grey Divorce in Singapore

If you’re considering divorce at an older age, you’re not alone. As The Strait Times has reported recently, more seniors getting divorced in Singapore, even after decades of marriage. This trend is commonly known as “Grey Divorce” or a “Senior Divorce”. Grey divorce is becoming more prevalent as women become more willing to assert their…...
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Preparing for Your Initial Meeting with a Family Lawyer: A Guide by GJC Law

Deciding to separate from your spouse is a significant step, and seeking legal advice from a seasoned divorce lawyer is the next logical step. At GJC Law, we understand that meeting with a family lawyer for the first time can be daunting. Our strong team of very experienced, dedicated family lawyers is here to guide…...
Deed of Reconciliation

Deed of Reconciliation

A Deed of Reconciliation is an agreement that may be entered into by parties who have previously separated or initiated divorce proceedings but have since decided to attempt to reconcile and continue their relationship instead. It helps establish clear guidelines and expectations for both parties as they work towards rebuilding their relationship. A Deed of…...

GJC Laywers Represents Man Accused of Taking Upskirt Videos

A man was charged in court for intruding on women’s privacy by filming up their skirts. The man had allegedly used his cellphone camera to film up the skirt of one woman on December 9 last year. The man faces two other counts of similar offences at the same place, between the end of November…...

Custody & Access Evaluation in High Conflict Divorce

In cases where child custody and access issues are heavily contested, the Court may order a Custody & Access Evaluation Report. In this exercise, counsellors carry out a thorough assessment on relevant factors such as; the needs and wishes of the child care arrangements the strengths and weaknesses of each parent the relationship of the…...