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hague convention singapore

Tips for instituting Child Abduction Proceedings under the Hague Convention

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. ...
Implications of annulment

Implications of Annulment

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 ...
alternative to divorce in singapore

What are some Alternatives to Divorce?

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 ...
child custody singapore

Variation of Parenting Orders (Custody, Care and Control & Access)

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 ...

Can an Executor of a Will Be Forced to Execute the Will by a Judge?

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. ...

Joint and Mutual Wills in Singapore

Gloria James-Civetta & Co There are various types of wills. The more common types in Singapore are simple wills, joint wills and mutual wills. ...
Will writing service

Will Writing Services

A Will with 2 Executors An executor is someone that you appoint and name in your Will to administer your estate and distribute your assets after you have passed on. ...
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Women’s Charter Amendments 2011

The Women’s Charter governs the law of marriage and divorce, and recent amendments ...
divorce process singapore

Strategy for Obtaining Custody from a Narcissist Parent

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. ...
cohabitation

Cohabitation Without Marriage Pitfalls (Illegitimate 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 ...