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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…...
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...
what happens during divorce process in singapore

What Happens During the Divorce Process?

Dealing with Divorce is never easy whether you have taken the decision or your spouse has initiated it. Divorce laws are laid out in the Women’s Charter, and Section 94 of the Charter. You need to be married for a minimum of three years to apply for Divorce in Singapore. "The only ground for divorce…...
divorce signs

Signs Your Spouse is Planning a Divorce

Often, the husband or the wife is unaware that their spouse is planning for divorce. Although the signs of a relationship turning sour are usually obvious, there are many cases where divorce signs are not so obvious. Ignoring or not recognizing the red flags or the subtle signs of divorce can leave you unprepared for…...
joint child custody

Joint Custody of the Child Explained

In the law, joint custody involves sharing two broad and sometimes complicated parenting essentials: making decisions about your children and dividing their time between you and your ex. Decision-making is called joint legal custody. Time is called joint physical custody. "A parent may have joint custody even though the child resides with another parent." What…...
cheap divorce

Are you Seeking a Fast, Cheap Divorce?

In Singapore, an uncontested divorce is the fastest way to end a marriage cheaply. You and your spouse need to have 100% agreement on the grounds for divorce and ancillary matters; that is: Child custody & support Property settlement agreement Spousal support Financial issues Fault grounds Do you believe that you will have all these…...
therapeutic justice singapore

The New Approach to Divorce Law – How Therapeutic Justice will change the Divorce Landscape in Singapore

Gloria James-Civetta & Co welcomes the new direction taken by the Family Justice Courts, which embraces Therapeutic Justice as the path for family disputes in the future. This article seeks to explain how this new approach will shape the Divorce Law Landscape in Singapore and how GJC Law puts these principles in place to help…...
annulment in singapore

Annulment in Singapore – Overview, Process & FAQs

Annulment in Singapore - Overview Under the law, an annulment is a legal process where a marriage is dissolved and treated as never existed. An annulled marriage would declare that the marriage was never valid i.e. the marriage will be considered null and void. This would mean that parties’ status would return to single and…...
child relocation in singapore

Relocating with your Child

In an increasingly global society, the number of international marriages and families have increased. In the event of a breakdown of a relationship or marriage, a common occurrence is a wish for the party with care and control of the children to relocate with the children. If your spouse is agreeable to the relocation, there…...
prenuptial agreement

Prenuptial Agreements – Are they Recognised in Singapore Courts?

Summary: While prenuptial agreements may be recognised as valid if they fulfil the usual contractual requirements, the Singapore Courts will still scrutinise every prenuptial agreement before deciding on whether to enforce or give any of its terms conclusive weight, depending on the subject matter of the prenuptial and whether it is consistent with existing laws.…...