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How to Adopt Your Step-Child in Singapore

This article is written in the perspective of a Singaporean couple. If you are looking to adopt your stepchild, the adoption process can differ based on whether your stepchild is a: Singapore Citizen, or Singapore Permanent Resident with a foreign citizenship, or Foreign citizenship and in the midst of applying for Dependent Pass. When your ...
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Legal Implications of Cohabitation / De facto Relationships in Singapore

We look at the definition of Marriage & Cohabitation in Singapore. What are the differences between Marriage & Cohabitation. Is Cohabitation Relevant in Divorce Proceedings? ...
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Handling False Accusations in Child Custody Cases – What Can You Do?

A divorced mother of two children (a 15-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son) was sentenced to a jail term for contempt of court. She not only involved her children in the messy divorce but encouraged her daughter to post false accusations against her father on social media. These posts called the husband a “sexual fetishist ...
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Thinking About Divorce? – Impact, Expectations and the Collaborative Approach

While the adverse effects of Divorce are multiple, so are the consequences of living in a toxic relationship. If you are in such a situation, it is essential to know how to initiate Divorce to minimise conflict and optimise its outcome for you and your children. The impact of conflict in Divorce Many studies have ...
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What is an Uncontested Divorce in Singapore?

If you and your spouse are able to communicate in a civil manner, you`ll be able to make better decisions that will get you through a divorce more quickly. Even if you use the assistance of a mediator to cover all issues, you will file as a simplified uncontested divorce. Through the Simplified Uncontested Divorce ...
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Adoption in Singapore : Frequently Asked Questions

You may have seen our earlier post covering frequently asked questions about the adoption process in Singapore, here, we will explore more pertinent questions which you may have about the adoption process in Singapore. How long will the adoption process take? If you are adopting a Singaporean child, the process can take a minimum of ...
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Adoption in Singapore: What is a Home Study Report?

One of the most important steps in the adoption process is the preparation of the Home Study Report. You will need a Home Study Report (HSR) if you are adopting a child in MSF care or a foreign-born child. Here is a closer look at what the Home Study Report is all about, what factors ...
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How to Adopt a Child in Singapore

Looking to adopt a child in Singapore? While adopting a child is an exciting and fulfilling experience, there are many things you need to be aware of. There are multiple steps involved in the adoption process, from your eligibility and obtaining consent from birth parents to the documents you need to submit. Here are the ...
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Divorce by Mutual Agreement – A New Starting Point For Therapeutic Justice

In Singapore, divorce is a two-stage process. The 1st stage relates to the reasons for the breakdown of marriage, while the 2nd stage deals with the ancillary matters (i.e. the child(ren) and financial issues). While the 1st stage of divorce generally does not have any impact on the 2nd stage, it is common for parties ...
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How to Prevent my Spouse from Dissipating Assets During a Divorce?

While it would be ideal for there to have been an uncontested divorce, it is common that divorcing parties end up with acrimonious relationships and a lack of trust between them by the time a divorce is sought. As such, there may be cases of spouses seeking to dissipate matrimonial assets, such as by spending ...