Family Justice Courts of Singapore

The Family Justice Courts of Singapore was established in 2014 to make family disputes less adversarial, with more emphasis placed on the well-being of children. The Family Justice Courts help families to resolve their disputes faster. The focus of the Family Justice Courts is on providing parties with a practical outcome and direct their attention … Read more

Causes of Divorce

What are the causes of divorce today? The older generations may have settled for an unhappy marriage in the past. In present day, divorce is no longer socially taboo. In China, the world’s second largest economy, 1.85 million couples filed for divorce with the civil affairs authority in the first half of 2017. According to … Read more

What Leads to Divorce?

As a divorce lawyer in Singapore, many of my friends asked me “what leads to a divorce”. What leads to a divorce? According to psychologist Eli Finkel, compatibility may not remain strong over time even if a couple were to start off strong. Most couples date for a few years before they are engaged. This … Read more

Forgiveness in Marriage

Is forgiveness in marriage desirable? A study shows that forgiveness in marriage is likely to lead to negative behaviours being repeated. 135 newlyweds were told to keep daily diaries showing how they interacted with each other. They were supposed to record the “negative” things did by their partners. Those who forgave their spouses were twice … Read more

Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage Singapore

What count towards irretrievable breakdown of marriage Singapore? Under Section 95(3) of the Women’s Charter, you can prove irretrievable breakdown of marriage Singapore if it satisfies the Court of one of the following: Your spouse committed adultery and you find it intolerable to live with him/ her; Your spouse has behaved in such a way … Read more