Private Gambling in Singapore: Is It Legal?

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds There are a total of five laws that cover all aspects of gambling: The Common Gaming Houses Act – This act regulates and suppresses all common gaming houses, public gaming, and public lotteries The Betting Act – Which regulates common betting-houses, betting in public locations, and bookmakers Private Lotteries Act […]

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 […]

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Renovation Disputes: A Guide to Avoiding & Resolving Them (with

Reading Time: 9 minutesFor the month of October 2017, Asia Law Network is collaborating with to bring great property-related legal content to readers of their blog written by Asia Law Network Premium Lawyers. In the first article of the series, Kelvin from Vicki Heng talks about renovation disputes and share tips on how to avoid and deal with […]

The Residential Tenancy Agreement: What You Should Know

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds A tenancy agreement is a legal document that temporarily transfers the lease for a piece of land or property from the landlord to the tenant for a designated period of time. In exchange, the tenant gives the landlord a certain amount of money. There are four main types of tenancies […]

Know your rights – frequently asked questions on maintenance and child custody obligations after a divorce

Reading Time: 3 minutesUnsure about your maintenance and child custody obligations after a divorce? Family mediator and lawyer Rajan Chettiar sets the record straight. Frequently Asked Questions Question 1: Can men request for alimony? Many men feel that Singapore divorce law favours women. But in reality, these laws are based on contributions made by both parties to the […]

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The Protection Order: A Defence Against Harassment

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds  The Protection from Harassment Act (2014), or POHA, makes provisions to protect victims from being subjected to further harassment, threats, insults, or abuse by perpetrators. The primary method to protect such victims of harassment is through the deployment of the Protection Order (PO). The Protection Order (PO) is able to prohibit […]

Wills for couples – Mutual Wills explained

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat is a mutual will? Mutual wills are usually made by couples to protect themselves and their children in the event that either or both the parties pass away. This is to plan for a common disaster. For example, the couple perishing in a car accident or other tragedy. This is an alternative to both […]

Dealing with bankruptcy woes

Reading Time: 4 minutesJust being handed a bankruptcy order and feeling helpless? Or stuck in bankruptcy for a while now and trying to get out? Don’t panic yet! With the amendments to the Bankruptcy Law previously on 1 August 2016 , have you had time to relook at whether you can escape your current bankrupt state since then? […]

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How to resolve disputes with your condominium management or MCST

Reading Time: 11 minutesMore Singapore households living in condominiums now More households in Singapore now live in condominiums as reported by the General Household Survey by the Department of Statistics in: as of 2016, 13.9% of households live in condominiums and apartments, an increase from the 11.5% figure in 2010. Though the purchase or rental of an apartment in […]

How to contest a will

Reading Time: 6 minutesIt isn’t uncommon for the family of a deceased person to feel that the will that the deceased person drafted properly reflects their final wishes. They may think about contesting the will, to seek to prove that it is invalid in court, that the deceased’s estate should be distributed differently. There are ways to contest […]