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 […]

A step-by-step checklist to prenuptial agreement in Singapore
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 8 minutesDivorce is stressful Divorce is ranked as the second most stressful life event on the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, following the death of a spouse and two places before imprisonment and death of a close family member. “Divorce is deceptive. Legally it is a single event, but psychologically it is a chain – sometimes […]

Proving Adultery in Divorce Under Singapore Law
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Adultery is defined as the voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone who is not his/her spouse. Irretrievable breakdown of marriage is the sole ground for divorce in Singapore You can file for divorce on the ground of irretrievable breakdown of marriage (on account of adultery) if your […]

Law Firm Feature: Dorothy Chai and Mary Ong Law Practice – Matrimonial Lawyers with Hearts
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Reading Time: 2 minutesA quick history of your law firm Dorothy Chai and Mary Ong Law Practice (DCMO) was started in July 2016. Its two founding partners, Dorothy Chai and Mary Ong had been close friends and business collaborators for the past few years. Sometime in 2015, they were inspired to open a joint legal practice that focused […]

Getting Started on a Divorce – A Step by Step Guide
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 7 minutes“We go to great lengths to avoid it. And yet we do it all the same: We marry the wrong person,” writes the author and philosopher Alain de Botton. Married individuals may think that when there is no more love, there is no longer any meaning in staying married. At this stage, many individuals re-channel […]

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 […]

Deciding how to end your marriage in Singapore – divorce, separation or annulment?
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 7 minutesSometimes ending your marriage is the answer If you are planning to end your marriage, you can take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone. Ending a marriage may be the right decision for some married couples to resolve differences and get a new start to their lives. According to data released by the […]