Reading Time: 7 minutesWe’ve all seen movies or heard stories about bad divorces where the divorcing parties are enraged with each other, arguing furiously over the division of matrimonial assets, maintenance and child custody amongst many things. Going through a divorce can be a very painful and sometimes, cruel process for all parties involved. There can also be […]
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I’m a foreign worker in Singapore. Where can I seek help?
Reading Time: 6 minutesLegal help for foreigners in Singapore: The Story In 60 Seconds While foreigners may not qualify for legal aid in Singapore, there are still a few avenues for legal assistance. One key element in this support is a free legal clinic, where you may have a brief consultation with a lawyer for little or no […]
Cross Borders Series: Divorce Proceedings in Singapore as a Foreigner (Part 2 out of 2)
Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat are some of the concerns you might have when it comes to cross border divorce? In a final part of the two part series, the practical concerns regarding where to divorce if you or your spouse is a foreigner are addressed. What If My Spouse and I Do Not Agree on the Place to […]
Cross Borders Series: Divorce Proceedings in Singapore as a Foreigner (Part 1 out of 2)
Reading Time: 4 minutesCan you get divorced in Singapore as a foreigner? What are the implications and the practical considerations you will need to consider? All these concerns and more will be addressed. In 2015, it was reported that 1 in 3 marriages in Singapore (or 36%) is between a Singaporean and a foreigner. In absolute numbers in […]
Varying Spousal Maintenance Orders in Singapore
Reading Time: 4 minutesYou have an existing maintenance order against your spouse/ex-spouse. Your financial situation has changed. You would now like to change by increasing amount of money you receive. How do you go about doing this? Maintenance orders are orders made by the court to mandate the payment of maintenance between the married/divorced couple. Unlike the division […]
Hong Kong: Under what circumstances would the court allow an application for joint custody?
Reading Time: 4 minutesIn a recent matrimonial case XS對LB  CHKEC 639, the Court dismissed the Husband’s application for joint custody of the son. The Court was of the view that granting the custody, care and control of the son to the Wife would be in the best interest of the son on grounds that the two parents had poor […]
Having Child Custody Issues Across the Border?
Reading Time: 8 minutesSingapore is an extremely diverse country with people from all over the world living and working here. With slightly over half the current population actually being born in Singapore, it’s not surprising that 2 in every 5 marriages registered in Singapore in 2008 were between Singaporeans and foreigners. No statistics are available on the number […]
What will happen to my HDB flat after I get a divorce?
Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Department of Statistics Singapore has noted that divorce rates in 2016 were at a 10-year high. If you are currently undergoing divorce proceedings, we understand that it is a difficult process. One of your biggest concerns might be what would happen to your HDB flat after your divorce, given that it is likely to be […]
What happens if my ex-spouse does not give me access to my child?
Reading Time: 4 minutesBackground We know that going through a divorce can be difficult, especially when it presents a whole new host of legal issues and terms you may be unfamiliar with. When there are children involved, you might be worried about issues of custody, care and control and access. These issues are increasing, given that divorce numbers […]
Free Legal Clinics in Singapore
Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Contrary to popular belief that there are no sources for legal assistance for the needy, there are actually avenues for legal assistance. One key element in this support is a free legal clinic, where you may have a brief consultation with a lawyer for little or no cost. With the […]
Adoption in Singapore: How does it work?
Reading Time: 7 minutesAdoption provides an avenue for people to raise and nurture a child to adulthood. Every year, about 300 to 400 adoption applications are filed. However, the numbers have been dwindling recently. This could be due to the administrative processes that some people may find tedious or complicated. Therefore, I will be simplifying Singapore’s adoption law […]
Lawyer Feature: Sharanjit Kaur from Withers KhattarWong
Reading Time: 5 minutesIn this piece, we feature Sharanjit Kaur, partner in the divorce and family team at Withers KhattarWong. Sharanjit has been practising for 21 years and her practice areas are family and insurance. She specialises in Family Law and assists clients in all areas of matrimonial law including property settlement, spousal maintenance, parenting matters, child support […]