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alternative to divorce in singapore

What are the Alternatives to Divorce?

Separation Separation is an alternative to lengthy divorce proceedings; it is easier for couples to commence separation proceedings since there are no prerequisites before such proceedings can begin. However, in the case of a separation, parties are still legally married and cannot remarry. Separation exists as an alternative where parties want to live apart from…...
mandatory co-parenting programme

Mandatory Co-Parenting Programme (CPP)

In a continuing effort to support child-centricity in divorce and to remind parties of the importance of co-parenting, the Mandatory Parenting Programme ("MPP"), which is compulsory by s94A of the Women's Charter, has been renamed to Mandatory Co-Parenting Programme ("CPP"). This process will affect couples who cannot agree on the grounds for divorce and child-related…...
outrage of modesty singapore

Outrage of Modesty: Practical Considerations

What is outrage of modesty? Section 354 of the Penal Code criminalises the use of criminal force on another person with the intention or knowledge that it will thereby outrage the modesty of that person. Outrage of modesty is also commonly known as molestation. The terms ‘outrage’ and ‘modesty’ are left undefined to accommodate for…...

Divorce Strategy

The divorce process can be incredibly taxing emotionally, physically and financially, particularly if your matter is being contested. Even when things go to plan, there is still a lot of stress that's associated with the many decisions that you have to make along the way. When a divorce is contested or comes unexpectedly, issues have…...
narcissistic parental alienation

Coping with Narcissistic Parental Alienation

Narcissistic Parental Alienation syndrome refers to the process of psychological manipulation of a child by a parent to show fear, disrespect, or hostility towards the other parent. Very often, the child can’t provide logical reasoning for the difference in their behaviour towards both parents. Parental alienation may happen even when narcissism is not a factor.…...

Personal Injury & Accident Law

If you have suffered an injury due to a negligence-related accident, you would be feeling a great deal of stress and anxiety over what the immediate and long-term future may hold for you. Depending on the nature and seriousness of your injuries, you may need ongoing/long-term medical care until you are fully recovered. If the…...
impact of divorce on children

Divorce: A Child’s Perspective

Going through a divorce is not an easy thing for adults. For children, it is even more difficult. They experience a lot of emotional conflicts, confusion, and even anxiety during this period. Hence, it is crucial that divorcing parents make an earnest effort to understand the child’s state of mind. Only when they understand the…...
unbundeled legal services

Unbundled Family Law Services in Singapore

GJC Law offers a range of unbundled family law services to ensure each client going through a divorce gets the best legal services at a highly affordable cost. First - Divorce Coaching: Not only does the firm have a strong team of legal professionals who can help facilitate the legal dissolution of a marriage; our…...

Interim Custody, Care and Control (ICCC) in Singapore

An Interim Custody, Care and Control (ICCC) order governs the care arrangements for the children of marriage prior to a divorce. There are usually three issues that will be determined in an ICCC order: Custody – refers to the right to make major decisions for the child. The Courts generally award joint custody to both…...
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 while 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…...