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This site is managed by W.M. Low & Partners, a firm of advocates and solicitors practising in Singapore, establised in May 1994. The firm has been providing online services for family law matters since 2003.
For contentious family matters, for instance, divorce, maintenance summons, application for personal protection orders, contested probate, the litigant seeking advice should disclose his or her identity and attend before the relevant solicitor in person before disclosure of any confidential information. This is necessary to avoid any conflict situation that could arise in case the said solicitor had already been briefed by the opposing party. Online legal services for the following areas are available: Divorce, Personal Protection, Maintenance Summons, Siblings Disputes,Witnessing Sworn Documents (Commissioning) For contentious matters, the online legal services are only available after a conflict search is conducted and payment made. For general queries on other areas of law, please visit Other Areas
Family Law Matters (Singapore)
The Singapore Family Court is located at Havelock Square(pictures shown above). Family matters can be categorized into mainly the following :(a) Divorce (b) Ancillary matters such as custody of children, access, Maintenance and division of matrimonial assets; (c) Personal Protection and domestic exclusion applications;(d) Maintenance applications during subsistence of marriage; (e) Adoption matters under the Adoption of Children Act; (f) Applications under the Guardianship of Infant's Act.
Probate/Letters of Administration Application(Singapore)
Upon the death of a person, generally his assets cannot be dealt with until the Grant of Letters of Administration or the Grant of Probate is issued by the Court. The Court will issue the Grant after the Originating Summons application has been filed and the conditions as per the Act satisfied. Estate Duties have been abolished since Feb 2008. In the case of a Grant of Probate, the time frame would be shorter as there is no need for parties with prior or equal rights to sign a renunciation or dispensation with sureties. Generally, the process may take a few months to more than a year.
For assets above S$3 million, the application is filed in the Supreme Court. For assets below S$3 million, the application is filed in the Subordinate Courts. The application can be filed through a firm of solicitors or designated service provider.
If you wish to engage us to apply for Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration, please visit our associate site at willsonline. The fees and disbursements depend on the extent of the assets, nature of the assets and the location of the assets etc. For assets located overseas, you would have to apply for the re-sealing of the Grant in some instances or a fresh application in other instance, depending on which country the assets are located. Foreign lawyers are required to be engaged for such overseas application. The charges for the re-sealing of a Grant and application overseas vary, depending again on various factors.
Juvenile Crime (Singapore)
The Juvenile Court, also housed in the same building as the Family Court deals with juvenile offenders committed by children (below 14 years old) or young persons (above 14 years old and below 16 years old), except where:
a) The offence is triable only by the High Court.
(b) The child or young person is jointly charged with another person who is above 16 years old.
This website was last updated on Dec 2008.