• Grant of Probate vs Letters of Administration: What is the difference?

    Grant of Probate vs Letters of Administration: What is the difference?   When a loved one passes away, dealing with their belongings and finances—c...
  • Uncovering your spouse’s hidden assets

    Uncovering your spouse’s hidden assets   Divorce is a complex matter to navigate for couples, and one of the issues during divorce proceedings is ...
  • 6 Common Inheritance Disputes in Singapore – Pitfalls to Avoid

    6 Common Inheritance Disputes in Singapore – Pitfalls to Avoid   Imagine this scene. A family is grieving over the recent death of the patriarch o...
  • The Silent Struggle: Importance of one’s Mental Capacity

    Mental capacity is a fundamental aspect of our cognitive abilities, enabling us to make decisions, process information, and understand the world around us. However, in some cases, individuals may experience a gradual or sudden decline in mental capacity, leading to significant challenges in their daily lives.

    Loss of mental capacity can occur due to various factors, including aging, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia, brain injuries, stroke, mental health disorders, or intellectual disabilities. The decline in mental capacity can manifest differently in individuals, affecting their ability to communicate, manage daily tasks, and maintain relationships.

    As such, it is becoming more and more important to make a Lasting Power of Attorney so that you can be prepared for the unexpected.

  • Steps you may wish to take if you are a victim of a medical negligence claim

    The consequence of an unfortunate event occurring due to a doctor’s negligence can be severe and at times, the injury can be long-term. What can you do if you have suffered injury as a result of a doctor’s action during a medical treatment? Potentially, you may have a claim to an action in tort against the doctor (i.e. medical negligence).

    If you are facing a potential medical negligence issue against your doctor, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible because such a claim is only valid for a period of 3 years after the day you have knowledge of the injury which was caused by the potential breach.

  • Debt Recovery

    Being a litigation focused firm, we are experienced in handling debt recovery and have helped various corporations and companies in their corporate debt recovery. Our lawyers have considerable experience in all aspects of debt recovery and dispute resolution, including the following

    • Issuance of letters of demand
    • Enforcement of court and/or tribunal orders, including garnishee orders, examination of judgment debtor and writ of seizure and sale.
    • Negotiations with debtors
    • Investigation and searches into debtor’s history and assets
    • Bankruptcy and Winding up
  • Retrenchment – How does it affect child maintenance under the Women’s Charter?

    We have seen a rise in numbers of retrenchment and wage cuts, and a corresponding increase in our caseload for applications to vary and reduce maintenance payment obligations. 

    In this article, we aim to help you better understand the factors that will be taken into account when determining if a variation should be granted in the event of a party’s retrenchment.

  • Child custody during and after divorce – Dangers of parental alienation

    If you are newly divorced, undergoing a divorce, or considering separating from your spouse, we understand that this is not an easy time for you. If you and your spouse/former spouse have a child or children together, the situation can be even tougher.

    During a time when tension between parents is at its highest and conflict regarding parenting responsibilities and access to children arises, some may worry that the spouse/former spouse may resort to parental alienation in an effort to control and hinder the emotional relationship the children would otherwise forge with them.

  • Beware of your narcissistic spouse - 7 tips to divorce a narcissist

    The term narcissism is derived from the Greek myth about the self-absorbed Narcissus who was cursed to fall in love with his own reflection in the water. Eventually, Narcissus killed himself over his unrequited love for his own image.

    Narcissism can be categorized into two main types — grandiose and vulnerable narcissism. Individuals with the former tend to be charming and outspoken and often take on leadership positions. Famous figures like Donald Trump and Kanye West have been suspected to be grandiose narcissists. Vulnerable narcissists, on the other hand, possess more subtle traits and are usually characterized to be outwardly introverted and frequently shy away from the spotlight.

  • Protecting Your Assets In Case Of A Divorce

    It is common to see a divorcing couple being unable to agree on how their assets should be split post-marriage, with differing accounts on how big-ticket items were financed before and during the marriage. This results in long, drawn-out court cases over the division of matrimonial assets, bringing much unhappiness to both parties and the people around them.  

    In this article, we aim to give an insight as to how both parties’ assets are split and divided post-marriage.

  • The Dummy's Guide To Making A Lasting Power of Attorney

    What is an LPA? A Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) is a legal instrument which allows a person who is at least 21 years of age (the “Donor”) to voluntarily appoint one or more persons (the “Donee(s)”) to make decisions and act on his/her behalf should he/she lose mental capacity one day.
  • Getting your way out of a Landlord-Tenant Dispute

    On 7 April 2020, Parliament passed the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act (the “Act”). The Act introduced measures for certain parties to obtain temporary relief if they are unable to perform their contractual obligations due to COVID-19. On 20 April 2020, Part 2 of the Act, which contains the provisions governing such temporary relief, came into force as well as regulations giving more details on how to serve a notification for relief – see the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contracts) Regulations).