Marriage Support Programme for Transnational Couples

Fei Yue Community Services conducts the one-day “Marriage Support Programme” in support of “transnational marriages” involving a Singaporean and a non-resident. 800 married couples attended the course in 2015. Some couples attend the programme as part of the non-resident spouses’ applications for long-term visit pass. Social worker Mr Justin Paul is one of the instructors … Read more

Singaporean Charged With Murder of Wife’s Ex-Lover

The murder trial of Dexmon Chua Yizhi (“Dexmon”) began in the High Court on 25 October 2016. Chia Kee Chen (“Chia”), the husband of Serene Goh Yen Hoon (“Serene”) who had an affair with Dexmon, was charged with his murder. After Chia discovered the affair in 2012, Dexmon and Serene ended their affair. However, Chia … Read more

Marriage involving a Singaporean and a foreigner less likely to last?

Data released by the Ministry for Social and Family Development shows that among marriages registered in Singapore in 2009, 7.9% of those involving a Singaporean and a non-resident ended before the 5th year. This is higher than the 6.4% for “resident marriages”. See: Theresa Tan, “Marriage to foreigner less likely to last”, The Straits Times, … Read more

What Makes a Good Divorce Lawyer?

  It was reported that Laura Wesser, famous for defending Johnny Depp and representing Megan Fox, Britney Spears, Heidi Klum, Stevie Wonder and Kim Kardashian, is representing Angelina Jolie in her divorce against Brad Pitt. Wasser reportedly charges US$850 an hour and demands a retainer fee (deposit) of US$25,000 to take on a case. Wasser’s … Read more

Bradxit: End of Brangelina

The world was shocked by the news of Angelina Jolie filing for divorce from Brad Pitt on 15 September 2016. The couple had been together for 12 years, and married for 2. Jolie cited “irreconcilable differences” for their split. In a statement to the media, Jolie asked for privacy and said: “I am very saddened … Read more

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