Rajan Chettiar
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Rajan Chettiar is a barrister-at-law from the United Kingdom and an Advocate and Solicitor of Singapore since 1997. He set up Rajan Chettiar & Co in April 2003 which is today known as Rajan Chettiar LLC. He is a well-known family lawyer who has acted in high net-worth domestic and international divorces. Mr Rajan is also an Associate Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre, a Volunteer Mediator in the State Courts’ Centre for Dispute Resolution and Family Justice Courts’ Child Focused Resolution Centre and the Community Mediation Centre. He is also a Child Representative He is also a Child Representative, a Collaborative Family Lawyer and a private mediator where he acts as a mediator in disputes.

The Law on Abortion in Singapore
Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Singapore’s laws currently legalise abortion for any woman who requests it – making the Republic one of only three countries in Southeast Asia to allow for abortion upon request by a woman. The abortion law in Singapore is applicable to: Singaporeans and women married to Singaporeans; Holders of a valid […]

Know your rights – frequently asked questions on maintenance and child custody obligations after a divorce
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

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 […]

Don’t play the waiting game – why is procrastination common in divorce proceedings
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesGetting a divorce is a difficult situation to come to terms with, and it certainly doesn’t happen overnight. A couple going through a divorce normally faces a myriad of emotions – failure, fear, disappointment, anger and unhappiness. Lawyer Rajan Chettiar explains the reasons why procrastination is common in divorce proceedings. It can take a long […]

Pave the way to an amicable divorce settlement – Tips from a lawyer
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 2 minutesContrary to popular belief, there is no clear winner or loser in a divorce – everyone involved loses something. Approximately 80% of divorce cases are settled, but reaching an amicable settlement is another story altogether. Very often, estranged couples approach settlement the wrong way, further complicating the situation. Your ultimate goal should be to reach […]

Ending a marriage that is less than three years
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

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 […]