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narcissist spouse singapore

What to Expect When Divorcing a Narcissist

During my 25 year career as a Singapore divorce lawyer and divorce coach, I’ve seen numerous matters involving narcissistic spouses. ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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Prenuptial Agreements in Division of Matrimonial Assets

Prenuptial agreements are a common trend in marriages today. They often involve the spouses entering into an agreement, prior to marriage, ...
spousal maintenance

Spousal Maintenance in Singapore FAQs

Who can claim for spousal maintenance? The Women’s Charter provides that the wife or an incapacitated husband can claim for maintenance from the other spouse. ...
overseas maintenance

Obtaining Maintenance in Singapore After a Divorce Overseas

Ordinarily, the Family Justice Courts could only order financial relief in the form of division of matrimonial assets (s 112, Women’s Charter (“WCh)), or maintenance of the former spouse (s 113, WCh) in respect of marriages that had been terminated in Singapore. ...
consent order singapore

What is a Consent Order?

A consent order is an order of court entered into by the agreement of parties, which is legally binding. There are two types of consent orders under a divorce case. The first is a “Simplified Consent Order“, which is produced under uncontested and simplified divorce cases. The second type is a “Judge made Consent Order“, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...