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Compensation Monies and Matrimonial Assets

In our line of work, we see the strongest relationships break down which 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 Singapore Divorce lawyers are highly experienced…...
surrogacy law singapore

Surrogacy and the Law – Frequently Asked Questions

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…...

Requirements for obtaining an Employment Pass in Singapore

A. Eligibility Requirements of Employment Pass (“EP”) The current salary threshold for the EP is $3,300. However, aside from the minimum salary, the applicant’s educational qualifications and work experiences will be considered by the Ministry of Manpower (“MOM”) in granting the EP. However, do note that the minimum fixed monthly salary requirement of S$3,300 is…...
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Hiring a Private Investigator for Adultery

Clients who suspect that their spouse is cheating on them are usually plagued with frustration, uncertainty, and grief. Most of the time, this is because clients do not know what is the best way forward personally and legally. Legally, most clients face uncertainties about where to start and those that come to us and have…...
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Child Maintenance During National Service

Some frequently asked questions from clients include whether or not they are entitled to financial support from their ex-spouses before or after their children are 21 years old, when their children are enlisted in National Service (“NS”). Other questions include the amount that they should request for, from their spouses if they are entitled to…...
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…...
assets divided in divorce

How are Assets Divided in Divorce?

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 divorce lawyers to give you specific advice for your situation. Mediation In the most ideal situation, parties…...

FAQs : Birth Certificate Registration in Singapore

A birth certificate is something people often take for granted. Not many of us would think that it holds any value. However, something that we often overlook that is of great significance is whether both of our parents are named on our birth certificate. The consequences of not having a parent - the father, named…...
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A Brief Introduction to Trust Law in Singapore

What is a trust? A trust is a fiduciary arrangement where a trustee holds assets (real estate, stocks, bonds, funds, etc) on behalf of another beneficiary. While the trustee holds the legal title of the assets, the beneficiary has the equitable title of the same. Having a legal title means that the trustee has ownership…...
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Maintenance Obligations Amid Economic Crisis due to Covid-19

On 7 April 2020, the Singapore government passed a new Act, called the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Act 2020 to define the details of the circuit breaker restrictions for containing the spread of Covid-19. One of the measures in the Act called for a complete shutdown of many non-essential businesses which has caused serious…...