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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

CHILD SUPPORT: 3 QUESTIONS ON YOUR MIND

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Divorce Process – Mediation vs Hearing

People often get confused between mediation and hearing. So what exactly are their differences? A table has been provided in order to make it easier to compare and understand the characteristics of each one as well as the differences between them. Mediation Hearing Judge-mediators do not make decision The mediation process is facilitated by judge-mediators. [...]

How are Matrimonial Assets calculated in Singapore?

Pursuant to Section 112(10) of the Women’s Charter, matrimonial assets refers to ANY assets acquired during the course of marriage, either by one or both parties; used or enjoyed by both parties and their children for numerous purposes; or assets which has been substantially improved during the marriage by the other or both parties to [...]