“I have honed the art of being a good listener and exercise the craft of asking pertinent questions. I understand that clients are going through emotional turmoil and that the heart of the matter is the matter of the heart. At the same time, I will offer practical and pragmatic advice, reminding clients to remain focused on the key issues to reach a satisfactory resolution.”
Johanna graduated from the Singapore Management University (“SMU”) in 2016 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2017. In SMU, Johanna was awarded the Yong Pung How Bursary (Law) for good academic results, active CCA and community involvement.
- Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore) 2017
- LL.B, Singapore Management University, 2016
- Member of the Law Society of Singapore
- Member of the Singapore Academy of Law
At GJC Law, Johanna handles a range of family matters from matrimonial law to probate and administration matters. She was exposed to and assisted in both contentious and non-contentious proceedings at the lower and appellate courts.
She works closely with the Head Lawyer Ms Gloria James-Civetta to bring clients effective solutions which stem from experience and expertise. Johanna works well with both local and expatriate clients to resolve their family disputes in both contested and uncontested divorces.
Johanna has honed the art of being a good listener and exercises the craft of asking pertinent questions to get to the heart of the matter. She understands that clients are going through emotional turmoil and that the heart of the matter is the matter of the heart.
At the same time, Johanna offers them practical and pragmatic advice, reminding clients to remain focused on the key issues to reach a satisfactory resolution. She reassures clients, helping them achieve an effective outcome of their family matters.
Johanna takes cognizance of the need for a conciliatory approach in family disputes and thus encourages clients explore mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution where there is a possibility of a fair and amicable settlement.
Johanna is also fluent in English and conversant in Mandarin and elementary Korean. During her time at SMU, as President of the International Relations Club, she organised annual conferences for international delegates across Asia and hosted students from across the globe. As such, she is attuned to the needs of people from all walks of life and different nationalities.
The areas of family and matrimonial law which she advises on includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Simplified Divorce Proceedings;
- Contentious Divorce Proceedings;
- Annulment of Marriage;
- Custody, Care and Control Matters;
- Maintenance of Wife and Children Issues;
- Division of Matrimonial Assets (including Third Party Interests);
- Appeal proceedings before the High Court;
- Marital Agreements;
- Variation of Court Orders (including consent orders); and
- Probate and administration matters.