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Child Maintenance During National Service

Some frequently asked questions from clients include whether or not they are entitled to financial support from their ex-spouses before or after their children are 21 years old, when their children are enlisted in National Service (“NS”). Other questions include the amount that they should request for, from their spouses if they are entitled to…...
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Cohabitation Without Marriage Pitfalls (Illegitimate Children)

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has recognised the family as a basic building block of our society and has encouraged families to have children within marriages by providing benefits such as the Baby Bonus cash gift, housing benefits, and tax reliefs. But what happens if a child is born out of outside…...
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How are Assets Divided in Divorce?

The most commonly asked question during divorce enquiries is how assets are divided during a divorce. This article offers general guidelines on how Courts in Singapore decide asset division. This is a complex process, and you can approach divorce lawyers to give you specific advice for your situation. Mediation In the most ideal situation, parties…...

FAQs : Birth Certificate Registration in Singapore

A birth certificate is something people often take for granted. Not many of us would think that it holds any value. However, something that we often overlook that is of great significance is whether both of our parents are named on our birth certificate. The consequences of not having a parent - the father, named…...
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A Brief Introduction to Trust Law in Singapore

What is a trust? A trust is a fiduciary arrangement where a trustee holds assets (real estate, stocks, bonds, funds, etc) on behalf of another beneficiary. While the trustee holds the legal title of the assets, the beneficiary has the equitable title of the same. Having a legal title means that the trustee has ownership…...
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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 of many non-essential businesses which has caused serious…...
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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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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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What You Need to Know About Spousal Gaslighting

Are you constantly apologising to your spouse even when you haven't made a mistake? Are you beginning to question your sanity because your spouse thinks you are crazy? These are some signs that your spouse is gaslighting you. What is gaslighting? Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse where one person manipulates another by psychologically…...
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Are you being Gaslit by your Narcissistic Spouse?

It can be challenging to identify narcissism and gaslighting because they overlap with typical arguments and misunderstandings between two people. Nevertheless, knowing the signs is essential so you don't get gaslit. Is your spouse a narcissist? The narcissist is inflated in their sense of self-importance, needs admiration deeply, and lack empathy. Originally derived from a…...