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Adoption in Singapore: What is a Home Study Report?

One of the most important steps in the adoption process is the preparation of the Home Study Report. You will need a Home Study Report (HSR) if you are adopting a child in MSF care or a foreign-born child. Here is a closer look at what the Home Study Report is all about, what factors ...
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How to Adopt a Child in Singapore

Looking to adopt a child in Singapore? While adopting a child is an exciting and fulfilling experience, there are many things you need to be aware of. There are multiple steps involved in the adoption process, from your eligibility and obtaining consent from birth parents to the documents you need to submit. Here are 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 ...
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How to Prevent my Spouse from Dissipating Assets During a Divorce?

While it would be ideal for there to have been an uncontested divorce, it is common that divorcing parties end up with acrimonious relationships and a lack of trust between them by the time a divorce is sought. As such, there may be cases of spouses seeking to dissipate matrimonial assets, such as by spending ...
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Six Factors That Predict Divorce

Relationships, including marriages, are never easy, given their complex nature. From financial woes, infidelity to disrespect, many factors can disturb the foundation that a marriage is built on, leading to a divorce if unaddressed. Here are the six factors that predict divorce. Contempt Of all the predictive factors, contempt is the most prominent one. Based ...

Judicial Separation

If parties wish to live apart permanently but do not wish to commence divorce proceedings ...
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Variation of Court Orders in Singapore

By Rebecca Vathanasin TWO KINDS OF ORDERS JUDGE MADE ORDERS BY CONSENT ORDERS Parties have the opportunity to adduce evidence Parties may not wish to / have the opportunity to adduce evidence The Court reviews the evidence and hears legal arguments before coming to an order The Court does not generally intervene (unless the orders ...
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Relocating with your Child

In an increasingly global society, the number of international marriages and families have increased. In the event of a breakdown of a relationship or marriage, a common occurrence is a wish for the party with care and control of the children to relocate with the children. If your spouse is agreeable to the relocation, there ...
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Prenuptial Agreements – Are they Recognised in Singapore Courts?

Summary: While prenuptial agreements may be recognised as valid if they fulfil the usual contractual requirements, the Singapore Courts will still scrutinise every prenuptial agreement before deciding on whether to enforce or give any of its terms conclusive weight, depending on the subject matter of the prenuptial and whether it is consistent with existing laws. ...
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Steps to a Healthy Divorce

Divorce can be an emotionally draining experience while the legal and financial strains linked to the divorce process are the other sources of stress. If you are contemplating divorce, you may be wondering if there is such a thing as a healthy divorce. Here are some expert divorce tips to ensure you have an amicable ...