Marriage Annulment in Singapore: Process and Requirements

There are 2 ways to bring an end to a marriage – Annulment or Divorce.  Annulment vs Divorce Whether you should obtain an annulment or divorce depends on which one you are eligible for. Both annulment and divorce have certain requirements, or legal grounds, upon which you can apply for the annulment or divorce. The […]

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Dividing matrimonial assets after divorce – What happens to your assets?

Matrimonial assets includes all assets acquired during the marriage that was ordinarily used by them for shelter, transport, recreation or social purposes.

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Know your rights: FAQ on wife, child and husband maintenance in Singapore

You’ve given up a lot for the family.  And now that you’re getting a divorce, finances are an issue and you need a little help getting back on your feet. Or maybe you’ve become accustomed to a certain lifestyle and it might be tough to sustain it now.  Unsure about your entitlement to maintenance and […]

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How are child custody, care and control and access determined in Singapore?

 “Enough is enough!” Jenny shouted, as she slammed her bedroom door.  From her room, she heard the gate rattling. He left the house for yet another night. Meanwhile, their two children hid in the room, as they always did whenever daddy and mummy start screaming at each other. It had been this way for months. […]

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Plea bargaining: Its effect on sentencing in criminal cases

You receive a call from the police to attend at the station with a bailor. Your investigation officer tells you that the police have concluded their investigations and have decided to press charges against you. You panic. Hundreds of thoughts race through your mind. You don’t know what to do. The officer then tells you […]

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Getting Divorced in the Syariah Court

​In this article, we provide a broad overview of the Syariah Court divorce process. Step 1: Speak with a Lawyer / Counsellor It is important for you to know your rights before making any major decisions. Contrary to the belief that lawyers always charge hefty legal fees, we offer a free consultation to help identify how […]

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COVID-19: Estate Planning 101

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has recently put a spotlight on estate planning. In this article, we provide a broad overview of some key legal mechanisms for estate planning. It is never easy discussing one’s own mortality, but in this article we strive to take candid and open approach to the subject. What is estate planning? […]

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10 common pitfalls to avoid when you file for divorce in Singapore

When you first told your spouse you wanted to file for divorce, you may have said things like, “I only want what’s fair for both of us and the kids” or “I’m not looking to turn this into an all-out war.” But wanting a fair divorce and working through what’s fair in a divorce settlement […]

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How long does it take to divorce in Singapore – process and legal grounds

The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale ranked divorce as its second most stressful life event. No one marries their best friend expecting a divorce. Yet, divorce may happen. Divorce can be life-changing. You may not know what’s around the corner. But divorce need not be about fearing the unknown and living less. It can be […]

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