Divorce 101

Decided to divorce? Let's get a will done

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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Divorce can be a complicated and long process, even if both parties are able to agree on the divorce and the ancillary matters (such as custody, maintenance and asset split). However, in 2015, the Family Justice Courts in Singapore introduced the simplified uncontested divorce proceedings track. This means that as long as both parties will not

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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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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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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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Nullity of Marriage

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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