Divorce 101

Wedding Ring divorce on grounds of adultery

Infidelity is a common cause of divorce in Singapore. Yet, many neither understand nor are realistic in their expectations when they seek a divorce on grounds of adultery. Here are 9 pointers to consider before filing based on adultery for divorce proceedings. In practice, the person that is alleging adultery is the plaintiff; and the

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Featured Image hdb assets after divorce

During a divorce, several assets will be divided amongst you and your spouse. However, what happens to your HDB flat? How will it be divided? This depends on whether your flat is considered a matrimonial asset and whether you and your spouse can come into an agreement with regard to its ownership. How do you

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Will writing, probate and estate administration, and testament

Life still goes on, yes, even after you’ve made up your mind to go separate ways from your partner. Sometimes, the unexpected happens, and one’s life may just end abruptly without any warning signs. Realistically, divorce proceedings take months, and in some cases even years, to wrap up. If you should pass away without having

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Nullity Marriage

“Single” instead of “Divorcee” Any husband or wife may file a claim for judgment of nullity asking for the Court to declare the marriage to be made null and void. The party’s marital status after nullity of marriage has been granted, is that of a “single” and not a “divorcee”. A marriage may be void

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Divorce Maintenance Children

Maintenance of Child It is the duty of a parent to maintain or contribute to the maintenance of his or her child, whether or not the child is living with the parent, with such accommodation, clothing, food and education as may be reasonable. This responsibility continues even after a divorce. In assessing maintenance, the Court

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custody children divorce

Who decide a child’s upbringing & welfare? A parent that has been granted with care and control of the child has the right to make daily decisions about a child’s upbringing and welfare. This right naturally belongs to the parent with whom the child lives. In certain situations, the Court may find it suitable to

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Paper cut out of a happy family

What is the Mandatory Parenting Programme? The Mandatory Parenting Programme is a one-to-one consultation session for parents with one or more children below 21 years old, before they file for divorce.  It is compulsory for persons who want to file a divorce, but cannot agree with their spouses on the matters relating to divorce and

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a couple turned away and standing apart from each other

1. Don’t threaten your spouse with a divorce unless you mean it. If you think that using the word “divorce” might knock some sense into your husband/wife’s head, please think again. Often, divorce clients tell their lawyers that the main reason for filing a divorce is because their spouses have been constantly threatening them with

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