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Welcome to Familylaw.com.sg. If you are looking for help in family law matters (for yourself or your loved ones), you have come to the right place-W.M. Low & Partners.

We are a family and criminal law practice with 28 years experience.     

If you are looking for experienced senior lawyers for your matrimonial or family issues, lawyers who provide effective solutions at reasonable rates call us. 6534 1328

Our firm was established in May 1994.

Prior to setting up the firm, the lawyers were in practice with major law firms in Singapore.

Our lawyers (graduated from NUS in 1991) have 28 years of experience in family and criminal law matters.

We are familiar with contested divorce trials, appeals, PPO, maintenance matters as well as asset division and tracing in local as well as foreign jurisdictions. We are familiar with relocation applications, variations as well as stay of proceedings matters. Injunction, discovery, Interrogatory application-we are able to give you good advice whether pursuing these or defending. 

We have won several care and control of children disputes for our clients.

Our Mr Low had won care and control of two children for a busy father against a homemaker mother in TJP v TJQ [2016] SGFC 4, and more recently in late 2019 for a father against a working mother. (VBI v VBJ [2019] SGFC 110) in which it was ordered the working mother will receive no maintenance support from the husband, and has to contribute towards the child’s monthly maintenance. (Case pending appeal by the other party now and will be heard in 2020). We have also successfully secured a lumpsum maintenance of S$2.38m for a housewife through negotiations. We have just successfully fended off an injunction filed by a wife against a husband recently.

Our Ms Chan had successfully conducted a 20 over days contested divorce trial for a working wife and substantial costs was taxed against the husband in favor of our client, and in another case obtained a brilliant assets division for a British wife with no children. In a more recent case, she secured a reasonable monthly maintenance for a working Singaporean wife (UKV v UKW [2018] SGFC 35), which was upheld by High Court recently in our client’s favor. In another case, she had successfully obtained a fair division of the matrimonial home for a working mother, which property was an inheritance by the husband and held in his sole name 

You may ask us for a copy of our relevant recent reported cases when you attend at our office for consultation.

We have acted for locals as well as expatriates.

Our success rate in securing a good outcome has been been excellent due to our experience in this area and high commitment of our lawyers and support staff.

You can be assured that your matter will be handled by a very senior experienced family lawyer singapore personally and not a junior rookie or one in the middle category.

We are also very familiar with criminal and commercial matters as family issues can be intertwined with criminal issues (disgruntled spouse hacking into the other party’s computer or harassment or commercial disputes (husband and wife owning companies jointly). 

Please refer to some of our clients’ genuine reviews at google. We do handle complicated matters in other areas as well.

For criminal matters, please visit our site at criminallaw.sg. The best solution for criminal matters is to resolve the issues before a person is charged, as adverse publicity can be more damaging to some people than a conviction. 

If you need help from experienced senior lawyers for family matters at a reasonable rate, you have come to the right place.

We receive briefs from other law firms for contentious family matters. We have handled divorces for divorce lawyers previously. We pride ourselves in finding solutions to our clients’ problems at affordable rates and in an efficient manner. We give our clients our full support. We are prepared to walk the extra mile with you, as one of our client put it.

This online site for family law matters was set up in 2003 and has been widely used by our clients. Online legal services for non contentious matters such as Deed Poll, Separation DeedPower of AttorneyWills, Adoption are available. Alternatively please call us at 6534 1328. Our staff and lawyers will attend to your queries. Our deed poll charges are S$70/- (change of names for adults), and for S$120/- for children.

For contentious family matters such as 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 ProtectionMaintenance 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 Family Justice Courts are 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.

Mediation for family matters are however held at the MND complex. Probate and Adoption matters are likewise dealt with there.

Probate/Letters of Administration Application(Singapore)

Once a person has passed away, his assets cannot be dealt with until issuance of the Grant of Letters of Administration (Without Will) or the Grant of Probate  (with Will). The Court will issue the Grant after the Originating Summons application has been filed and the conditions as per the Act satisfied.

In the case where there is a Will, the time frame for the extraction of the Grant would be much shorter than a case without a Will.  We have applied for and obtained Grants for Probate within a few weeks from instructions adn receipt of the relevant documents, due to our experience in this area and the efficiency of the support paralegals and solictors in charge of this department.

For assets above S$5 million, the application is filed in the High Court. (latest directions). For assets below S$5 million, the application is filed in the Family 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 or call 6534 1328. For a simple Probate, our fees start from S$1200/-.

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.

We will liase with foreign lawyers on your behalf for resealing of Grant overseas. The charges for the re-sealing of a Grant and application overseas vary, depending again on various factors. We also work with and receive instructions from foreign solicitors for resealing of overseas Grants in Singapore.

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.