This blog is written by Ms Gloria James-Civetta, a family lawyer in Singapore. The managing partner of Gloria James-Civetta & Co, Ms James was educated in the UK. 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 amongst the first batch of lawyers in Singapore to receive accreditation as a Collaborative Family Practitioner.

Guardianship of child in Singapore

The appointment of guardians in Singapore is governed by the Guardianship of Infants Act. A guardian is defined as a parent, who will be a natural guardian, or an adult who has been appointed as a gua...

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Enforcement of Child Maintenance

A maintenance order may have to be enforced where the payor does not comply  with it. The Women’s Charter provides a dew options to assist the collection of  child maintenance. The most useful amo...

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Spousal Maintenance in Singapore

Spousal Maintenance in Singapore Explained… Factors taken into consideration for maintenance of former wife. In Singapore, according to Section 114(1) of the Women’s Charter, the court will take i...

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Benefits of Uncontested Divorce

  Couples who have decided to terminate their marriage and wish to file for an uncontested divorce, will need to establish agreement on the terms of their divorce. They may wish to engage the col...

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Personal Protection Orders (PPO) and Divorce

  For victims of domestic violence in Singapore, it is imperative that they know their rights and seek legal help immediately in order to protect themselves and their loved ones. One course of ac...

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