Essentially, postnuptial agreements are agreements entered into by married couples to determine issues upon divorce such as the division of matrimonial assets, maintenance and child-related issues. There 3 key points to note: Whether postnuptial agreements are enforceable Whether it makes a difference if the agreement was made verbally Whether the attempt to reconcile affects the […]
In this article, we will be sharing some frequently asked questions by our clients in relation to a Lasting Power of Attorney. What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (referred to as ‘LPA’)? It is a legal document allowing a person who is 21 years or older (referred to as ‘donor’) to voluntarily appoint one […]
There are two types of Appropriate Adult Schemes in Singapore: Appropriate Adult Scheme for suspects with intellectual disabilities Appropriate Adult Scheme for young suspects under 16 years old Who is this for? As outlined above, there are currently two schemes. One of the schemes are intended for suspects with intellectual disabilities – such as people […]
The most commonly asked question during divorce enquiries is how assets are divided during a divorce. This article offers general guidelines on how Courts in Singapore decide asset division. This is a complex process, and you can approach specialist divorce lawyers to give you specific advice for your situation. Mediation In the most ideal situation, […]
Unlike a divorce, an annulment results in the marriage being treated as not having existed. As a result, some of the subsequent effects of an annulment differ from that of a divorce. This may be particularly so with regards to status of children, maintenance payments and property. Status of children The primary issue concerns the […]
It isn’t an easy time when you are deciding whether to end your marriage, but you can take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. According to the Department of Statistics in Singapore, the median duration of marriages in 2017 stands at 10.3 years. Ending your marriage may at times be the best […]
At the end of the second stage of your divorce proceedings dealing with ancillary matters, the Judge has likely made a decision on various issues pertaining to your child. This includes orders regarding: Custody: which parent gets to make major life decisions for the child in areas such as education, healthcare, and religion? Care and […]
When you decide to divorce a narcissistic spouse, you may feel relief at finally being able to distance yourself from their toxic behavior. But the situation is more complicated when you have children.
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has recognised the family as a basic building block of our society, and has encouraged families to have children within marriages by providing benefits such as the Baby Bonus cash gift, housing benefits, and tax reliefs. But what happens if a child is born out of outside […]
The issue of surrogacy has been in the limelight as a result of a recent landmark High Court decision where a Singaporean gay man was legally allowed to adopt his biological child who was born through a surrogate mother in the US. In this article, we will be sharing with you some of the frequently […]
A quick Google search with the keywords “Singapore Gay Man Case” will result in articles from different online sources on the landmark High Court case that allowed a Singaporean gay man to
In our line of work, we see the strongest relationships break down that tugs our heartstrings. Yet most rewardingly, we are tasked with the noble job of listening to clients share their personal stories and helping them move on with their lives – one step at a time. Our experienced Singapore Divorce lawyers are family […]
If you and your spouse are able to communicate in a civil manner, you`ll be able to make better decisions that will get you through a divorce more quickly. Even if you use the assistance of a mediator to cover all issues, you will file as simplified uncontested divorce. Through the Simplified Divorce Process, we […]
Types of Sexual Harassment, The Law – Statutes & Case Laws.
1. There are two elements that need to be proven. Firstly, the plaintiff must prove that adultery has been committed by the defendant.
Does my soon to be ex-spouse retain (i.e donor spouse) all the gifts he has given me or will they be subjected to the laws on division of matrimonial assets?
A Hague Convention application may be made where a child is taken across an international border, away from his or her habitual place of residence, without the consent of the other parent who has rights of custody under the law in Singapore.
Does the law recognize agreements I entered into with my other spouse?
I’m not a parent. Can the court still force me to pay for a child’s maintenance?
When is a person guilty of using “criminal force”? Criminal force under Section 350 is a charge that is taken very seriously in Singapore. This is especially when criminal force is used in furtherance of sexual crimes such as outrage of modesty or in cases of wrongful confinement as well as cases which deter a […]
Prenuptial agreements are a common trend in marriages today. They often involve the spouses entering into an agreement, prior to marriage,
Ordinarily, the Family Justice Courts could only order financial relief in the form of division of matrimonial assets (s 112, Women’s Charter (“WCh)), or maintenance of the former spouse (s 113, WCh) in respect of marriages that had been terminated in Singapore.
An Interim Custody, Care and Control (ICCC) order governs the care arrangements for the children of a marriage prior to a divorce.
In ANJ v ANK  4 SLR 1043 at , the Singapore Court of Appeal highlighted the steps to be taken
In cases where child custody and access issues are heavily contested, the Court may order a Custody & Access Evaluation Report.
When a deceased’s will or the intestacy law does not adequately provide for the deceased’s
During the signing of employment contracts, employers may request for employees
In Singapore, there is no central storage area where Wills are stored. However, there is a Wills Registry
If you are a Singaporean who has property only in Singapore, your assets will be distributed
Most victims of family violence do not know that they are considered victims in the eyes of the law.
A. Eligibility Requirements of Employment Pass (“EP”) The current salary threshold for the EP is $3,300.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another person, you will need to file a lawsuit against that party for compensation.
Gloria James-Civetta & Co Estate Lawyers A judge can remove an executor if he does not perform his duties or the beneficiaries propose a good case to remove him.
We have recently received a testimonial letter from David I. Adelman, the current United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, in recognition to our Lawyer team`s efforts in the Shane Todd Coroner`s Inquiry.