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trust law singagpore

A Brief Introduction to Trust Law in Singapore

What is a trust? A trust is a fiduciary arrangement where a trustee holds asset (real estate, stocks, bonds, funds, etc) on behalf of another beneficiary. While the trustee holds legal title of the assets, the beneficiary has equitable title of the same. Having a legal title means that the trustee has ownership of the ...
deed of separation singapore

Setting aside a Deed of Separation

What is a Deed of Separation (“DOS”)? Parties can apply for a Deed of Separation which will allow them to live separately from each other before they officially commence divorce proceedings. Through the DOS, parties can provide for matters non-exhaustively laid out below: division of matrimonial home; division of other matrimonial assets apart from the ...
gurdianship in singapore

Frequently Asked Questions on Guardianship in Singapore

What is the legislation governing Guardianship in Singapore? The legislation governing Guardianship in Singapore is the Guardianship of Infants Act (Chapter 122). It has been highlighted by the Honourable Justice Debbie Ong in the most recent High Court decision of VET v VEU SGHCF 4 (“VET v VEU”) that the purpose of the GIA ...
personal protection order denied

My application for a Personal Protection Order (PPO) has been denied. What can I do next?

If you are a victim of family violence and your application for a Personal Protection Order (PPO) has been denied, it is natural to be disheartened and confused about the next steps to take. Nonetheless, there are a number of key things you can do to improve your chances of getting the PPO after your ...
child maintenance after 21

Receiving Child Maintenance after 21 in Singapore

Even as the child has seemingly progressed into adulthood when he/she turns 21, an adult will always be some parent’s child. However, the law is not as sentimental as the loving parent when it comes to defining what a child is. When the child turns 21-years old, there is a celebration, then quite suddenly, any ...
step-parent obligations

Step-parent Obligations

In becoming stepfather/stepmother to your lover’s child, you may wonder if you have a duty to pay for the child’s living expenses where the child is still receiving maintenance from his/her biological/adoptive father and mother. A step-parent is classified as a non-parent, which even includes, grandparents or relatives. He/she is neither a biological nor an ...
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Prenuptial Agreements FAQ`s

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coronavirus impact on maintenance obligation

Maintenance Obligations Amid Economic Crisis due to Covid-19

On 7 April 2020, the Singapore government passed a new Act, called the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Act 2020 to define the details of the circuit breaker restrictions for containing the spread of Covid-19. One of the measures in the Act called for a complete shutdown for many non-essential businesses which has caused serious ...
COVID19 child access temporary measures

COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and How It Affects Child Access Arrangements

(UPDATED AS OF 10 APRIL 2020) As a result of the enactment of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (the “Act”) and the amendments made thereafter, every parent (either separated or divorced) will inevitably have questions on how the Act will impact their current Court Order or agreement on child access arrangements. On our analysis ...