Divorce 101

Family Mediation

What is Family Mediation? Family Mediation is a process in which the Husband and Wife in divorce have an opportunity to communicate openly with each other and explore options and come into a voluntary and amicable settlement through the assistance of a mediator instead of going straight to a divorce lawyer. What are the advantages

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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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What is Care and Control?

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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Mandatory Parenting Programme

What is the Mandatory Parenting Programme? The Mandatory Parenting Programme is a one-to-one consultation session for parents with children below 14 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 care arrangements for

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10 Secrets You Wish You Knew Before Your Divorce

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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