Divorce for expats and foreigners in Singapore

Reading Time: 8 minutesIt can be daunting and seemingly complex when you are an expat or a foreigner living in Singapore, contemplating divorce or being confronted with one. You might not be familiar with the law and your rights here. The objective of this article is to simplify and explain the law clearly and in a practical way. […]

How to Resolve Parenting Conflicts Out of Court – Tips from a Matrimonial Lawyer

Reading Time: 3 minutesParenting conflicts can arise from different parenting  styles  Quite often, conflicts in parenting style can lead to marital breakdown and at its worst, can manifest during the divorce process. It is clear that we are born and raised differently and no one shares the same childhood experience. It’s very rare to have parents agree completely […]

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Ending a marriage that is less than three years

Reading Time: 3 minutesMany reasons why marriages come to an end There are many reasons as to why a marriage comes to an end. According to the Singapore Department of Statistics Report, the top two main reasons for divorces in 2016 are “unreasonable behaviour” (53.5%) and “having lived apart or separated for three years or more” (42.5%). The […]

Prenuptial Agreements in Singapore

Reading Time: 7 minutesWhat is a prenuptial agreement? A prenuptial agreement (or ‘prenup’) is an agreement made before a marriage, which attempts to set out the distribution of assets in the event of a divorce. It is similar to a founders’ agreement in two respects—firstly, both are typically drafted prior to entering a partnership. Secondly, both involve preparing […]

Dividing Matrimonial Assets in a Divorce in Singapore

Reading Time: 5 minutesDividing assets in a divorce is often contentious Splitting assets during divorce proceedings are often contentious and a challenge, regardless whether it’s a sum of $5,000 or $50 million. It’s natural that both sides would want to preserve as much of their assets as they can in a fair way.  The court typically has final […]

Eyes wide open – How useful and enforceable are pre-nuptial agreements in Singapore?

Reading Time: 7 minutesSigning an agreement to establish how your assets will be distributed in the event of a divorce may sound like a good idea, but will it work? This article discusses the usefulness of a pre-nuptial agreement, and whether you should get one. This article is written by Sharanjit Kaur and Suzanne Kingston from Withers KhattarWong and […]