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CHILD ABDUCTION IN SINGAPORE

International child abduction To many, International Child Abduction may sound exotic and alien in safe and sunny Singapore. This is not quite true   Expatriate and Cross Nationality Marriages  Given the cosmopolitan nature of Singapore and the increasing number of...

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Commencing Divorce Proceedings in Singapore

There may come a time when divorce is the only option. There are a multitude of considerations before you file for a divorce. This article deals with the documentation that you require to commence a divorce in Singapore. To commence divorce proceedings, you must file...

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Drink Driving – 1st Offence

Unfortunately, drink driving is not an uncommon charge. All it takes is a single error of judgment and you could find yourself facing a drink driving charge.   The punishment for a drink driving charge depends on many factors; primarily the concentration of alcohol,...

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Defining Matrimonial Assets

The Court has granted the interim divorce - now you’re left to wondering, how would your Matrimonial Assets be divided among the parties during the ancillary hearings? The distribution of matrimonial assets is left to the discretion of the court - meaning the Courts...

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CHILD ABDUCTION IN SINGAPORE

International child abduction To many, International Child Abduction may sound exotic and alien in safe and sunny Singapore. This is not quite true   Expatriate and Cross Nationality Marriages  Given the cosmopolitan nature of Singapore and the increasing number of...

Sentencing in Criminal Law – Concurrent and Consecutive Sentences

Casenote: Public Prosecutor v Raveen Balakrishnan [2018] SGHC 148 Magistrate’s Appeal No 9330 of 2017/01 Scenario: X faces 2 sentences of 2 years for theft and 3 years for criminal breach of trust. On conviction, the accused may spend either 3 years or 5 years in...

Commencing Divorce Proceedings in Singapore

There may come a time when divorce is the only option. There are a multitude of considerations before you file for a divorce. This article deals with the documentation that you require to commence a divorce in Singapore. To commence divorce proceedings, you must file...

Drink Driving – 1st Offence

Unfortunately, drink driving is not an uncommon charge. All it takes is a single error of judgment and you could find yourself facing a drink driving charge.   The punishment for a drink driving charge depends on many factors; primarily the concentration of alcohol,...

Income Tax on The Sale of Properties Intendedly Purchased As Family Homes

Earlier this year, Channel News Asia reported that 59,000 people in Singapore owned two private properties in Singapore, while 20,000 people owned between three and ten private properties. From a wealth planning perspective, one should naturally consider the tax...

Defining Matrimonial Assets

The Court has granted the interim divorce - now you’re left to wondering, how would your Matrimonial Assets be divided among the parties during the ancillary hearings? The distribution of matrimonial assets is left to the discretion of the court - meaning the Courts...

Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code and Evidence Act (Part 1)

The Criminal Justice Reform and Evidence (Amendment) Bills were passed in Parliament on 19 March 2018. As stated by Indranee Rajah S.C. Minister of State for Law and Finance, these Bills build on the several changes made in the last few years to the criminal justice...

The Fundamentals of Commencing a Divorce in Singapore

There is actually only one ground of divorce in Singapore; the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage which is to be found in Section 95 of the Women’s Charter. To prove that the marriage has irretrievably broken down, you must be able to prove to the Court one of...