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Prenups – the next big thing in Singapore

Reading Time: 5 minutesContrary to popular belief, marital agreements are not as uncommon or far-fetched as they may seem to be. But what are nuptial agreements? Why are they getting increasingly popular? Pre-nuptial agreements The days leading up to the big day are passing in a rush. Amidst all the ordering of flowers and fussing over choices of […]

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FAQ on Divorce Proceedings in Singapore – Asset Division (Part 3)

Reading Time: 3 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 the last part of this series, the lawyers answer questions relating to assets and maintenance.  Read the first 2 parts […]

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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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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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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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Separation in Divorce

Reading Time: 5 minutesSeparation is the biggest reason cited by men when filing for divorce According to the Department of Statistics Singapore, out of the 2,068 filings for divorce under the Women’s Charter in 2016 where the plaintiff was a man, 49.2 per cent of the filings cited “lived apart or separated for three years or more” as […]

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FAQ on Divorce Proceedings in Singapore (Part 1)

Reading Time: 6 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 1 of this series, we will be looking at divorce proceedings. Divorce proceedings Question […]

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Ancillary Matters (Part 1) – We are the world, we are the children: child rights issues in divorce

Reading Time: 7 minutesDivorce happens frequently in Singapore due to a host of reasons: quarrels, adultery, separation, desertion, unreasonable behaviour, domestic violence etc. This article aims to help parties understand their rights concerning the ancillary matters that need to be resolved when a divorce occurs. Ancillary matters (“Ancillary Matters”) include the following: Child custody, care and control, access […]

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Women’s Charter: A Practical Guide Part 3

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat’s in this guide? In the first two parts of our guide to the Women’s Charter, we discussed the rights and obligations of husband and wife, and divorce proceedings in Singapore. In this final chapter, we will discuss one of the major entitlements created by the Women’s Charter: maintenance. What is Maintenance? Maintenance means the […]

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Women’s Charter: A Practical Guide Part 2

Reading Time: 7 minutesWhat’s in this guide? In the first part of our guide to the Women’s Charter, we discussed the history of the Women’s Charter and the rights and obligations of husband and wife. In this second part, we will discuss divorce proceedings as set out in the Women’s Charter. Irretrievable breakdown of marriage as the sole […]

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Women’s Charter: A Practical Guide Part 1

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds This article is the first of a series to examine the Women’s Charter. The Women’s Charter was passed in 1961 to advocate girls’ and women’s rights in Singapore and promote equality in marriage. It codified monogamy as law, established rights and duties between husband and wife in a marriage, and set out penal provisions against […]