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The Brief on the Divorce Process in Singapore

Filing for divorce in Singapore In order to file for divorce in Singapore, at least one of the parties must be a Singaporean citizen or a permanent resident of Singapore. The divorce must be filed in the Family Court. Parties are also required to be married for at least 3 years before filing for divorce…...
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Preparing for the Initial Meeting with a Divorce Lawyer

The decision to divorce is one that is commonly accompanied by strong emotions and there is often confusion about what to do. The natural step for a person intending to divorce will be to make an appointment with a family lawyer to seek advice. At the initial meeting, which is largely a fact-finding exercise, it…...
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No Special Recognition in the Division of Matrimonial Assets for Women Who Bear Children

Case Summary: VWM v VWN SGHCF 2 (Lai Siu Chiu SJ) The court highlighted that women were not to be given a greater share in the division of matrimonial assets or any special recognition in relation to their contributions simply because they bore children during the marriage. This was especially so in short marriages…...
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Where Maintenance Orders Were Rescinded Due to an Inability to Pay

The court allowed a Wife’s appeal to rescind a variation order for her to financially contribute to her children’s maintenance because she was physically unable to be gainfully employed. WDB v WDA SGHCF 1 [Choo Han Teck J / General Division of the High Court (Family Division) Parties obtained the final judgement of their…...
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Divorce in Singapore — Legal & Emotional Challenges

Divorce in Singapore can be a challenging and emotionally difficult process for anyone, regardless of where they live. There are several specific legal and emotional challenges that individuals may face when they file for divorce in Singapore. Emotional Stress Divorce can be a stressful process and it’s common to experience feelings of grief, anger, guilt,…...
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Negotiating a Divorce Settlement with Your Spouse

If you are considering a divorce, it is crucial to ensure you can negotiate a fair and equitable settlement with your spouse, which can be achieved through collaboration or by working with a divorce lawyer. Negotiating with your spouse can preserve and enhance the relationship between you and your spouse once an agreement is reached.…...
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Simplifying Divorce – What Should I Do?

During the divorce process, you’ll need to make many significant decisions that will affect your loved ones for years. At this stage, the more organised you are, the better the quality of your negotiations (and resulting settlement agreement) will be. If you choose an experienced divorce lawyer to guide you through your proceedings, they’ll take…...
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Home After Divorce: Who Retains the HDB or Private Property?

Divorce can be a challenging and emotionally draining experience, especially when it involves the distribution of assets, such as property. In Singapore, many couples own either Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats or private properties, and deciding who gets to keep the house can be a complex decision that is dependent on many factors. Read…...
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MCST and Condominium Disputes in Singapore

If you are living in a condominium in Singapore, it is essential for you to understand the rules and regulations governing your property. The Management Corporation Strata Title (MCST) is a legal entity that manages and maintains common areas in strata-titled properties, such as condominiums. Disputes between owners and the MCST are common occurrences and…...
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How to Make a Claim for Unpaid Wages in Singapore

Being paid for our hard work is a right that we all have. However, there are instances where employers fail to pay their employees, pay them less than what they are owed or pay them later than they are supposed to. If you are experiencing this issue, know that there are ways to make a…...