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LGBT Couples in Singapore: 6 Things You Need to Know

Reading Time: 11 minutesLesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transsexual (LGBT) persons in Singapore may face legal obstacles under Singapore law. This is because of the lack of legal recognition of LGBT couples and families, and the fact that many of our laws and institutions do not adequately provide for the unique needs of LGBT couples and families. Often, it […]

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FAQ on Divorce Proceedings in Singapore (Part 2)

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn this 3-part series, we take a look at some of the frequently asked questions that we hear from our readers and answered by matrimonial lawyers, Dorothy Chai and Chong Yue-En from Dorothy Chai and Mary Ong Law Practice. In part 2 of this series, the lawyers answer questions relating to custody and care and […]

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Power of Attorney – What Is It and When Do You Need It?

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat is a “Power of Attorney”? A “Power of Attorney” (“PA”) is a document by which a person (‘the Donor”) who is not physically able to do so, appoints another person (“the Donee”) to act for him/her in legal transactions, such as buying, renting, managing or selling of a Housing And Development Board (“HDB”) flat […]

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How to Handle Overseas Assets in Your Will

Reading Time: 4 minutesYou can’t take your possessions to the grave, but you certainly can Will it to your loved ones! With globalisation and increased international travels, with the ever-growing options and ease of investing internationally, you find yourself with overseas bank accounts and properties, and even eligibility to work and live overseas.  As your assets and investments […]

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4 Common Types of Accident Claims in Singapore

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you are injured in an accident and it was not your fault that the accident happened, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. This is to recover your losses, such as loss of income when you are unable to work and damage to your possessions. But, what are the situations in […]

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Women’s Charter: Personal Protection Order

Reading Time: 9 minutesMany people have heard of the term “Personal Protection Order”. However, few know what exactly a Personal Protection Order (PPO) entails, and how to obtain one. Nonetheless, there were 2,811 fresh PPO applications in Singapore in 2016, and 2,885 in 2015. Read on to find out more about what a PPO is, and how to […]

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Why You Should Write A Will

Reading Time: 7 minutesInheritance disputes are real! You may have heard of inheritance disputes more commonly overseas but it does happen in Singapore too. While there are many other examples, here’s a summary of 7 cases of inheritance disputes that happened in Singapore. Prepare a will for peace of mind! What is a will? It is a declaration […]

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Legal Planning for People with Dementia

Reading Time: 10 minutesAsia Law Network recently held an FBLive session together with Project We Forgot to share legal planning practical tips on legal planning for caregivers to persons with dementia. Helmed by Chong Yue-En, a consultant with Dorothy Chai and Mary Ong Law Practice and Melissa Chan from Project We Forgot, they shared personal experiences and more […]

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Unreasonable Behaviour in Divorce Under Singapore Law

Reading Time: 9 minutesUnreasonable Behaviour, it seems, is the basis frequently cited by women when applying for a divorce According to the Department of Statistics Singapore, out of the 3,437 divorce proceedings filed under the Women’s Charter in 2016 where the plaintiff was a woman, 58.6 per cent of the filings cited “unreasonable behaviour” as the key reason […]

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Advance Medical Directive: Make Your Decisions on Death

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Story in 60 Seconds If you are above the age of 21 and are of sound mind, you might consider making an Advance Medical Directive (“AMD”). This is a document that will inform professionals and other parties involved in your healthcare that you do not want extraordinary life-sustaining treatment to prolong your life in the event […]