Women’s Charter Custody- How Do The Courts Decide?

As a divorce lawyer in Singapore, I have worked with many clients who have children. For those who have children, the issues of Women’s Charter custody, care and control, and access are important. How do the Family Justice Courts decide on the issues of Women’s Charter custody, care and control, and access? Welfare of the … Read more

Divorce and its Effect on Children- 2017 Family Justice Courts Workplan

As a divorce lawyer in Singapore, I have frequently been asked about divorce and its effect on children. 2017 workplan The 2017 workplan unveiled by the Family Justice Courts seeks to minimize the impact of divorce on children. Children’s interests are prioritized. Disputes are resolved quickly and with as little animosity as possible. According to … Read more

Default in Maintenance Not the Way to Gain Access to Son

Enforcement of maintenance order in Singapore A woman filed an enforcement application against her ex-husband for failing to pay for their son’s tuition and enrichment expenses. They were divorced since 2010 but continue to be acrimonious with each other. Under the 2010 Court order, the former husband needs to pay half of the child’s tuition … Read more

British Father Banned Texting Daughter

A man in London who is separated from his wife has failed to reverse an order which stops him from sending text messages to his 12-year-old daughter. In addition, the man was also not allowed to provide his daughter with a hand phone. The order was made by a judge (Mrs Justice Parker) after private … Read more

Helping Children of Incarcerated Parents in Singapore Reconnect With Their Parents

New Life Stories is a charity which helps incarcerated mothers in prison stay connected to their children. Salma (not her real name) is one such beneficiary from the programme. Salma was imprisoned for approximately 5 years for drug trafficking in 2010. Her husband was also incarcerated. 2 relatives took care of Salma’s children who were … Read more

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