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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…...
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Setting aside a Deed of Separation

What is a Deed of Separation (“DOS”)? Parties can apply for a Deed of Separation which will allow them to live separately from each other before they officially commence divorce proceedings. Through the DOS, parties can provide for matters non-exhaustively laid out below: division of matrimonial home; division of other matrimonial assets apart from the…...
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Frequently Asked Questions on Guardianship in Singapore

What is the legislation governing Guardianship in Singapore? The legislation governing Guardianship in Singapore is the Guardianship of Infants Act (Chapter 122). It has been highlighted by the Honourable Justice Debbie Ong in the most recent High Court decision of VET v VEU SGHCF 4 (“VET v VEU”) that the purpose of the GIA…...
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COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and How It Affects Child Access Arrangements

(UPDATED AS OF 10 APRIL 2020) As a result of the enactment of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (the “Act”) and the amendments made thereafter, every parent (either separated or divorced) will inevitably have questions on how the Act will impact their current Court Order or agreement on child access arrangements. On our analysis…...
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6 Things to Ask a Family Lawyer Before Hiring

Divorce is never easy, but the right attorney can smooth the path. The “right” lawyer is not only well-qualified in the family law field, but has a working style and personality that meets your needs and expectations. When you meet with a prospective Singapore divorce lawyer, ask these six questions to determine whether you’re making…...
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Impact of Coronavirus on Divorce & Child Custody in Singapore

The coronavirus pandemic has thrust the world into a period of fear and uncertainty. For divorced parents, these feelings are intensified. How can parents protect their children from potential exposure to the virus without violating a shared custody or visitation order? What if one parent believes a particular activity is safe for the children, but…...
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How Will a Divorce Pan out With Children in the Picture?

Divorce can be made simple if uncontested, but what if there are children in the picture? A divorce is no longer just between the Husband and the Wife when there is a child, or children, from the marriage. Television programmes often depict divorcing parents who are undergoing a ‘messy’ divorce ‘fighting’ for their child in…...

Directors: Remuneration

Under Singapore corporate law, in the absence of express stipulation in the articles of association, the mere holding of the office of director without more does not entitle a director to remuneration. The law treats the director as trustee and equity forbids a trustee to make a profit out of his trust. The strict rule…...

Directors: Indemnity and Release of Duties

Relief given by company Under corporate law in Singapore, any provision (whether in the articles of association or in a contract or otherwise) indemnifying a director against any liability for negligence, default, breach of duty or breach of trust is void (section 172(1) of the Companies Act). However, the company may purchase D&O liability insurance…...