Same Sex Couples and Their Rights According to the Proposed Thai Civil Partnership Bill
LGBTQ,Personal,Regional Law,Thailand

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat are the rights the Proposed Thai Civil Partnership Bill grants to Same Sex Couples in Thailand? At the end of 2018, a long-awaited LGBT civil union bill was approved by the Cabinet and is currently pending legislation by the National Legislative Assembly. The Bill is known as the Life Partnership Registration Act (LPRA). According […]

香港:如何避免婚前资产纳入离婚程序?
Divorce and Child Custody,Hong Kong,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 1 minutes香港的楼价持续高昂,有能力自置物业组织爱巢的年轻情侣或新婚夫妇并不多,因此近年出现一种现象,就是子女婚后与伴侣跟其中一方的父母同住,或者由父母「资助」子女置业的首期。

在离婚案件中,如何判断婚前资产的真正实益拥有人,往往是个棘手的问题。在YKYM v YMCT [2013] HKEC 487一案中,家事法庭就需要裁断双方在伦敦的婚姻居所究竟是母亲送给儿子和媳妇共同享有结婚礼物,还是只是交由他们以信托形式代她持有。

香港:申请宣告父母身分与婚姻诉讼程序中的「密切联系」测试是否相同?
Hong Kong,Marriage,Personal,Regional Law

Reading Time: 1 minutes根据香港法例第179章《婚姻诉讼条例》第3(c) 条,如欲在香港提出的离婚程序,至少其中一方必须与香港有密切联系。过往的离婚案例显示,法院在判断有没有密切联系时会考虑所有相关因素,例如在香港居住多少时间及拥有多少资产。值得注意的是,上诉法庭在近期一宗案件中,将离婚案件的「密切联系」测试的适用范围大幅扩大至其他家事案件。在WSJ v WZC [2019] HKCA 89一案中,一名母亲(「母亲」)代表其未成年儿子(「儿子」)根据香港法例第429章《父母与子女条例》(「该条例」)提出申请

ซีรี่ย์ข้ามแดน: กระบวนการหย่าร้างที่สิงคโปร์ในฐานะเป็นชาวต่างชาติ
Divorce and Child Custody,Marriage,Personal

Reading Time: 1 minutesประเทศสิงคโปร์เป็นประเทศที่มีความหลากหลายมาก และมีคนจากทั่วโลกมาทำงานและใช้ชีวิตที่นี่เป็นจำนวนมาก ผู้เกิดที่ประเทศสิงคโปร์มีจำนวนมากกว่าครึ่งหนึ่งของประชากรปัจจุบัน ดังนั้นจะเป็นเรื่องไม่ประหลาดใจที่ 40% ของการจดทะเบียนสมรสที่สิงคโปร์ในปีค.ศ. 2008 เป็นระหว่างคนสิงคโปร์และคนต่างชาติ ตอนนี้ยังไม่มีสถิติที่บอกจำนวนการสมรสโดยทั้งสองฝ่ายเป็นคนต่างชาติ ในปี 2017 จะมีคดีหย่าร้าง 1 คดีต่อทุกๆ 4 คดีการสมรส

Sham Marriages in Singapore – Illegal and Carry Heavy Penalties
Marriage,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesSham Marriages in Singapore – Illegal and Carry Heavy Penalties What does a sham marriage mean? Between March and July 2017, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) uncovered one of the largest sham marriages to date. Some 17 syndicate members were arrested and 12 of which were convicted. A sham marriage, which is legally referred […]

Why Get Married? And What Happens if the Relationship Goes South Quickly Post Marriage?
Marriage,Personal

Reading Time: 6 minutesMany Singaporeans have dreams of that perfect wedding – in a beautiful church with the bride dressed in white, with the heartiest of celebrations and yum sengs through the night. However, after the party is over and the haze from a night of celebration fades, where the couple finds themselves is at the start of […]

Can you apply for maintenance orders while still in a legal matrimonial relationship?
Divorce and Child Custody,Marriage,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesA common misconception that many have is that maintenance orders may only be made following divorce proceedings. However, did you know that you may apply for a maintenance order while still in a subsisting marriage? The table below summarises whom may apply for reasonable maintenance under Section 69 of the Women’s Charter. Maintenance for Applicant […]

Women’s Charter: A Practical Guide Part 1
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

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 […]

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 […]

Postnuptial Agreement in Singapore
Divorce and Child Custody,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesYou may have read about the fancy prenuptial agreements signed by famous Hollywood couples or read about the fallout from the divorce when a couple has no agreement in hand. But did you know about postnuptial agreement? What is it and is it necessary? What is a postnuptial agreement in Singapore? A postnuptial agreement is […]

How to Resolve Parenting Conflicts Out of Court – Tips from a Matrimonial Lawyer
Divorce and Child Custody,Parenting Tips,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesParenting conflicts can arise from different parenting  styles  Quite often, conflicts in parenting style can lead to marital breakdown and at its worst, can manifest during the divorce process. It is clear that we are born and raised differently and no one shares the same childhood experience. It’s very rare to have parents agree completely […]