Singapore Dispute Resolution Centre

The Singapore judiciary have long encouraged people to settle their disputes outside of a lengthy trail. Hence, the government has created alternative dispute resolution as the first step to resolving a dispute, without parties turning to the courts in litigation. The State Courts Centre for Dispute Resolution provides alternative dispute resolution services such as mediation, … Continue reading Singapore Dispute Resolution Centre


Product Liability Claims

There are two main ways in which you can bring product liability claims: the first is through a contractual claim against the supplier/seller, and the second is through a negligence claim against the manufacturer. A contractual product liability claim can be brought by showing that the product that you have bought from the supplier/seller does … Continue reading Product Liability Claims

Mediation services

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. It provides for a more peaceful, less costly, less time-consuming and less stressful alternative to trial. There are many different types of mediation services available to cater to the different types of disputes that may arise between the parties. For more general claims, you can consider using … Continue reading Mediation services

Contested vs Uncontested Divorce in Singapore

An uncontested divorce is one where both parties are able to peacefully and privately come to an agreement on all issues relevant to their marriage, its dissolution and other ancillary matters such as child custody and the division of matrimonial assets. There are a few ways this may happen: - 1) simplified proceedings (parties agree … Continue reading Contested vs Uncontested Divorce in Singapore

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Singapore is recognized as the leading choice for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Asia. This accomplishment was brought about with the liberalizing of the financial industry in Singapore. With the amendments to the International Arbitration Act (Cap 143A) and the various ADR recommended by the Subordinate Courts Practice Directions Amendment No 2 of 2012, it … Continue reading Alternative Dispute Resolution


1. What are the types of Child Custody Orders? Custody Relates to making major decisions for the child (e.g. education, medical, religion) Joint / Sole Care and Control Primarily deals with where the child will primarily reside on a day-to-day basis Either father / mother Access This is given to the parent without the care … Continue reading CHILD CUSTODY: A MAN’S PERSPECTIVE


1. Who is responsible for the child’s maintenance? No matter who has the custody of the child, parents will still be responsible in terms of contributing towards maintaining the children until the age of 21. Maintenance payments can be made on a monthly basis or in a lump-sum, however there are exceptional cases where the … Continue reading CHILD SUPPORT: 3 QUESTIONS ON YOUR MIND

Grant of Probate and Letter of Administration in Singapore

You’ve probably heard of “probate lawyers” from time to time, but who exactly are they and what do they do? Well, probate lawyers are considered to be a certain type of estate attorney who advises representatives and beneficiaries on how to settle the final matters relating to the estate of a deceased person. When will … Continue reading Grant of Probate and Letter of Administration in Singapore

Letter of Administration & its Importance

In movies, when a person passes away, you’ll see a guy in a suit reading out words from a paper, known as a will, to a certain audience, usually family members of the deceased. However, in reality, there are situations whereby a person passes on without leaving behind a will. In such cases, a letter … Continue reading Letter of Administration & its Importance

Estate Matters and Wills in Singapore – What You Need to know

At Gloria James-Civetta & Co, our experienced Estate Law Team is able to assist you in preparing for your future and ensure your family is taken care the way you intended to when you pass away. Our team is ready to attend to your and your family’s needs. Our Estate Lawyers can prepare all your … Continue reading Estate Matters and Wills in Singapore – What You Need to know