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

Domestic Violence Singapore Punishment

Domestic Violence Singapore Punishment Domestic Violence Singapore Punishment depends on the severity of the harm inflicted on the victim. In a recent case, a father was sentenced to one year imprisonment for causing a fracture to his son’s right eye socket. He pleaded guilty to the charge of causing grievous hurt to his son on … Read more

Family Violence Cases in Singapore

What should victims in family violence cases in Singapore do? Family Violence Cases in Singapore Family violence cases in Singapore need not be violent in nature. Under the Women’s Charter, family violence may refer to a case where one party: Place a family member in fear of hope; Cause hurt to a family member; Restrain … Read more

Family Law Singapore- What makes a good family law practitioner?

What does it take to be a good practitioner of family law Singapore? Family law Singapore is not a typical practice area, where the focus is about maximizing profits. In some other areas of law, litigation (going to Court) may be necessary and helpful in getting to the issues and resolving them. This may not … Read more

Preventing Parental Child Abduction Singapore

What can be done to prevent parental child abduction Singapore? At the Family Justice Courts work plan seminar held on 20 February 2017, Judicial Commissioner Valerie Thean said the Family Justice Courts would be exploring “stop order legislation” with the various ministries and agencies in 2017. 4 in 10 divorce cases in Singapore last year … Read more