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Collaborative Family Practice (CFP)

Collaborative Family Practice (CFP)

The Collaborative Family Practice (CFP) is an interest-based approach to negotiations dealing with matrimonial disputes. It is a time and cost-effective legal process which seeks to assist couples in reaching an agreement and thereabout avoiding the social, economic...
Divorce Process

Divorce Process

There are pre-conditions to fulfil before a court will order a divorce. They are: Parties must be married for at least three years Either the husband or the wife must be domiciled in Singapore and habitually resident here for a period of at least three years preceding...
Maintenance of Children

Maintenance of Children

Maintenance of Children Pursuant to Section 68 of the Women’s Charter, a child is entitled to maintenance from both his parents. Who is a child? For the purposes of the law, a child must be under the age of 21 to be entitled to maintenance. This includes a legitimate...
Deed of Seperation

Deed of Seperation

Deeds of Separation A deed of separation is a legal document between married partners stating their decision to live separately. It contains the terms and conditions of the relationship during the period of supervision, including terms relating to custody, division of...
How Long Does A Divorce Proceeding Take?

How Long Does A Divorce Proceeding Take?

The duration of divorce proceedings depends on whether it is a contested or an uncontested divorce. What is the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce? A contested divorce is one in which the parties are unable to agree, either about getting a divorce...
Personal Protection Order

Personal Protection Order

A Personal Protection Order (PPO) is an order warning one’s spouse that he/she is not to commit family violence against his/her spouse and/or children. Who can apply for the order? Under Section 64 and 65 of the Women’s Charter, the following persons can apply for the...
Annulment of Marriage

Annulment of Marriage

An annulment is a declaration by the court that a marriage was not legally valid or had become legally invalid. Its effect is to dissolve a marriage, declaring it null and void. Annulment proceedings must take place within 3 years of the marriage. The staturory...
Division of Matrimonial Assets

Division of Matrimonial Assets

Division of Matrimonial Assets The Women’s Charter Section 112 empowers the court ‘to order the division between the parties of any matrimonial asset… in such proportions as the court thinks just and equitable’. What are matrimonial assets? Matrimonial assets are...