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How do I Apply for a Grant of Probate?

A grant of probate is a court order given to the executor appointed by the deceased in his will to administer his estate. Before filing the application, make sure that the will either expressly or impliedly appoints executors. It is best to clearly state the executors. It is also vital to ensure that the formal…...

Deed of Cohabitation

A Deed of Cohabitation is a contract between people who are living together but are not married. It is essentially entered into a ‘prenuptial agreement’ between people who are not married. It is designed to deal with property issues in the event that parties separate. Whenever you and your partner live together, or plan on…...
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International Prenuptial Agreements

You need a highly experienced Prenuptial Agreement Lawyer when advising wealthy and entrepreneurial clients on protecting their wealth. Expatriate/international couples also require particular protection in light of their place of residence and business interests. Expat couples who plan to marry should consider making an international prenuptial agreement. There benefits are obvious for prenuptial agreements in conventional marriages where…...

Is Mediation Suitable For You?

Many who are considering divorce would also consider the option of mediation rather than litigation for the following reasons: It helps you save on expenses as court litigation is extremely costly It takes much less time than the average court-based divorce Mediation sessions are private compared to court proceedings that are on public record Relationships…...

Factors Affecting the Division of Assets in a Divorce

In ANJ v ANK 4 SLR 1043 at , the Singapore Court of Appeal highlighted the steps to be taken in exercising its discretion under section 112 of the Women’s Charter to divide matrimonial assets in a divorce in a “just and equitable” manner. First, the court must ascribe a ratio to the spouses’…...

How are Matrimonial Assets Divided in Singapore?

The apex Singapore Court of Appeal has repeatedly asserted that a “broad-brush approach” must be taken in the division of matrimonial assets. This means recognising both, direct financial and in-direct homemaking contributions rendered by spouses. This approach gives effect to the philosophy that “both roles are equally fundamental to the well-being of a marital partnership”…...

Requirements for a Will

Although you do not need a lawyer to make a Will, you are advised to engage the services of a lawyer for you will writing service. You should seek legal advice so that you will not risk an invalidation of your homemade will. 1. You have to be 21 years and above, of sound mind…...

Custody & Access Evaluation in High Conflict Divorce

In cases where child custody and access issues are heavily contested, the Court may order a Custody & Access Evaluation Report. In this exercise, counsellors carry out a thorough assessment on relevant factors such as; the needs and wishes of the child care arrangements the strengths and weaknesses of each parent the relationship of the…...

The Divorce Process – In a Nutshell

In Singapore, Divorce is a 2-stage process, with each stage being contested or uncontested. Before you can start divorce proceedings in Singapore, you have to determine if the Singapore Courts have jurisdiction to hear your matter. First Stage of Proceedings At this stage, the Courts will deal with the termination of the marriage itself. Here,…...