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overseas maintenance

Obtaining Maintenance in Singapore After a Divorce Overseas

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. However, after the Women’s Charter (Amendment) Act 2011, the power to seek such…...
consent order singapore

What is a Consent Order?

A consent order is an order of court entered into by the agreement of parties, which is legally binding. There are two types of consent orders under a divorce case. The first is a "Simplified Consent Order", which is produced under uncontested and simplified divorce cases. The second type is a "Judge made Consent Order",…...
hague-convention

Hague Convention FAQ`s

What if my spouse “kidnaps” our child to another country? The biggest nightmare of any parent going through a divorce is the possibility of never seeing his or her child again. Even worse, when you wake up the next day or return home from work only to find out that your spouse and the child…...
custody of child

Differences Between Legal and Physical Child Custody

The question of who gets custody of the children is often the number one concern of parents divorcing in Singapore. But although most people are familiar with the phrase “child custody,” many aren’t aware that it means more than who will live with the child on a day-to-day basis. Child custody has both a physical…...

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…...
how to prepare for divorce in singapore

What to Do to Prepare for Separation or Divorce

If you are considering filing for divorce in Singapore, preparing for what lies ahead with the guidance of your divorce lawyer is the best way to minimize divorce's emotional and financial impact...
uncontested divorce vs contested divorce in singapore

What to Expect in a Contested and an Uncontested Divorce in Singapore

The divorce experience differs for everyone. Much of it depends on the attitude of the parties, but it can also depend on whether the dissolution is an agreed or contested divorce. Here’s an overview of what you can expect from these two types of divorce. HIGHLIGHTS Definition Uncontested Divorce Uncontested Divorce Process Definition Contested Divorce…...
assets division divorce

Will the Grounds of Divorce affect Division of Matrimonial Assets?

During the dissolution of a marriage, accusations are oftentimes levelled at either party. The parties then prove that there the marriage has irretrievably broken down by establishing one of five reasons, most commonly among them are adultery and unreasonable behaviour. However, despite the allegations of fault or wrongdoings of either party, the reason relied upon…...
grey divorce singapore

The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce for Seniors

Collaborative Divorce for Seniors People who seek a divorce in their senior years tend to face a significantly different set of issues than younger couples who divorce. Most couples who divorce over age 55 have a long history that’s likely to involve substantial co-mingled assets, financial obligations to adult children, and retirement plans based on…...
child maintenance singapore

FAQs : Child Maintenance in Singapore

Child maintenance is one of the many aspects that couples who are going through a divorce has to consider. It is also the time when you would start to wonder how the divorce is going to affect your child’s daily activities and how you are going to provide for the child. We shall now look…...