10 things to know before entering into a Pre-Nuptial Agreement

Reading Time: 7 minutesA pre-nuptial agreement, or a “pre-nup” as they are commonly called, can be one of the most significant documents a couple signs together in anticipation of marriage. Time-stretched and stressed over wedding preparations, couples tend to routinely sign documents without batting an eyelash. These include purchasing a property together, paying hefty deposits to secure their […]

A Guide to Bankruptcy and Debt Recovery in Singapore

Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction For some, a man is only as good as his word. There is logic in this, given that creditors (also known as moneylenders) often worry about whether borrowers will repay their debts. Debt recovery, after all, can be a tedious and frustrating process. Creditors may often receive no response despite calling, e-mailing, and sending […]

How can you represent yourself in court for civil lawsuits?

Reading Time: 5 minutesHow can you represent yourself in court for civil lawsuits? From personal injury cases to contract cases, the process may seem complicated and even labyrinthe to the layman. Although litigants in person who conduct their own cases are required to prepare and conduct their case to the same standard as lawyers, it is not impossible. […]

The role of culture on divorce, and its impacts on how a divorce proceeding is handled.

Reading Time: 5 minutesDivorce is far from a simple or straightforward matter. The considerations are often multifarious, but one intangible yet omnipresent aspect is none other than culture. From customs to communication methods, culture finds itself underpinning our beliefs, values and decision-making process for significant life events, such as divorce. In this article, we will examine the role […]

Debt Management Plans: A Practical Solution for Debt-Laden Individuals

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction How does one achieve financial freedom? One typical answer may be to spend below our means. Unfortunately, some of us may already be beyond the point of no return, with interest causing a seemingly-unstoppable spiral into bankruptcy.[1] Still, there is still hope for individuals who are unable to pay off their debts. Various repayment […]

Handling Roommate Troubles: A Brief Legal Guide

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction After a long day at work or school, we all want to retreat to a peaceful environment where we can truly relax. But a difficult roommate that you share an apartment with can get in the way of that. A roommate who leaves his dishes undone and rubbish uncleared is trouble enough, but what […]

SMU Lexicon: The Basics of Bankruptcy in Singapore

Reading Time: 7 minutesMoney, money, money, must be funny, in the rich man’s world.[1]  Introduction For a potential bankrupt, the notion of “money” is far from funny. Indeed, it is his very lifeblood – the source of both his worry and glee. To bring some assurance and clarity to persons who may have concerns about imminent bankruptcy, this […]

SMU Lexicon: Winning but not Winning — Sharing Lottery Winnings In The Event of a Divorce (BOI v BOJ [2019] 2 SLR 114)

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction Striking the lottery usually calls for celebration. However, for lottery winners who have not had quite the same fortune in their marriage and are contemplating a divorce, perhaps the celebrations should not start just yet. In the recent decision of BOI v BOJ (“BOI”),[1] the apex court clarified that lottery winnings received during a […]

SMU Lexicon: Doxxing in Singapore – Laws and Remedies

Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction In an Internet-empowered age, it is increasingly common for public disputes and ungracious behaviour to be dealt with by a ferocious online mob. Often, social justice is exacted through online vigilantism and doxxing. Doxxing occurs when a person publishes the personal or identifying information of others online.[1] Doxxing results in grave consequences. Information posted […]