The Singapore Divorce Lawyer Blog is written by Ms Gloria James, managing partner of Gloria James-Civetta & Co. With more than 18 years of experience handling divorce cases and family law proceedings, Ms James is highly skilled at ensuring everything is taken into consideration in a divorce.

Ms James is an appointed Associate Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre and Primary Dispute Resolution Centre of the Subordinate Courts of Singapore, and is a member of the Family Law Practice Committee of the Law Society Singapore. She is also a Collaborative Family Practitioner.

Our Expertise & Capabilities

  • Gloria James-Civetta & Co, has one of the largest teams of Matrimonial Lawyers in Singapore, equipped with the necessary resources and manpower to handle complex matrimonial proceedings
  • Our Dispute Resolution Team has an excellent track record in resolving complex “high conflict” matrimonial disputes
  • All our lawyers are trained by the Singapore Mediation Centre for dispute resolution

Separation of Property in Divorce Proceedings

Do you have an interest in a property held in your spouse’s name? To understand whether marriage gives you an interest in property owned by your spouse and vice versa, a few terms must first be defi...

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Marital Rape – What is it?

Marital Rape is also known as spousal rape and rape in marriage. It refers to non-consensual sex in which the perpetrator is the victim’s spouse. It is a form of partner rape, of domestic violence a...

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Division of Matrimonial Assets in Singapore

What are some conditions that could reduce my share of the assets during a divorce? Total failure of one spouse in carrying out his/her role, as seen in the case of Chan Siew Fong v Chan Fook Kee, SCA...

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The Importance of Making a Will during Divorce

Singapore solicitor, Javern Sim examines why it is important for newly divorced people to review their wills. Failing to update a will after the conclusion of the divorce can lead to terrible conseque...

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Exception To The “3 Year Marriage Bar Rule”

3-Year Bar Under section 94 of the Singapore Women’s Charter, one is not allowed to file a writ for divorce during the first 3 years of marriage. The intention of this section is to promote sanctity...

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Living Apart – Ground for Divorce

Background In Singapore, the only ground on which one can get a divorce is when the relationship between spouses has “irretrievably broken down”. An “irretrievable breakdown of marriage” can b...

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Ground For Divorce – Desertion for 2 Years

In Singapore, the only ground on which one can get a divorce is when the relationship between spouses has “irretrievably broken down”. An “irretrievable breakdown of marriage” can be proven on...

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legal Requirements for Divorce

In Singapore, the legal requirements for divorce may be found in section 95 of the Women’s Charter: Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage Either you or your spouse may file a writ for divorce. For div...

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Divorcing a foreign spouse – FAQs

Can I get a divorce in Singapore if my spouse is a foreigner? Yes, as long as you yourself are domiciled in Singapore at the time of the commencement of the divorce proceedings, or have been habituall...

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