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

Matrimonial Assets before Marriage

Are Assets Acquired by One Party Before the Marriage considered Matrimonial Assets in Singapore Family Law? Division of matrimonial assets is part of family law in Singapore. According to Section 112(...

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Family Violence

What is Family Violence? Section 64 of the current Women’s Charter defines “family violence” as the commission of any of the following acts: (a)  willfully or knowingly placing, or attempting t...

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Child Support – 4 Things to Know

1. At what age can a parent stop providing for the child? In the usual circumstances, the family law in Singapore is such that parents have a legal obligation to provide for a child till the child is ...

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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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