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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 ...
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Tips to Guide Children During Divorce

Divorce disrupts the entire family, while children often bear the brunt of the emotional upheaval and parental conflict. Right from the altered living situation to child custody, the situation is frustrating, scary, and confusing for children of divorce. However, children are naturally resilient and do bounce back. With supportive parenting strategies and proactive steps, parents ...
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Entitlement to Sick Leave in Singapore

What happens when you fall sick during your employment? How many days of paid outpatient sick leave are you entitled to? Can your employment be terminated while you are on sick leave? This article seeks to address some frequently asked questions about sick leave in Singapore. Pursuant to the recent amendments to the Employment Act ...
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Can I apply for Child Maintenance when I am above 21 years old?

A maintenance order ceases to be in force on the day on which the child attains the age of 21 years unless the order expressly states that it continues to be in force for a period ending after that day. However, in some circumstances, a parent’s child-rearing obligations do not cease the moment a child ...
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What if a Court in another Country has made a Maintenance Order?

If a foreign court in a reciprocating country made a Maintenance Order (“MO”) and the payer lives in Singapore, the MO can be registered in a Singapore court. However, in the event the payer moves out of Singapore, the registration will be cancelled. Enforcement of the MO Upon registration of the MO, the payee can ...
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Guide to Divorce Settlements in Singapore

WHY SETTLE? A divorce need not necessarily be the stressful and emotionally draining process it is often depicted as. If both parties are able to come to a consensus about how they want to finalise their divorce (i.e., having an “uncontested divorce”), neither party need ever set foot in a courtroom. What are the benefits? ...