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An uncontested divorce proceeding is when you and your spouse have reached an agreement on the terms of the divorce and ancillary matters (such as maintenance, custody, care and control of your child(ren) and division of your matrimonial assets).

If you have appointed a law firm to assist you in your divorce proceeding, your lawyer(s) will prepare all necessary documents in accordance with your instructions for your signing, and ensure that you have signed all such documents as required by the Court. Your lawyer(s) will meet with you prior to your signing of any Court documents to ensure that all documents to be filed to Court meet your needs and are in accordance with your intentions. Your lawyer(s) shall also explain all the terms in the documents to you prior to your signing before filing the said documents to Court.

In the event the Court does not require further clarification on them filed documents, an Interim Judgement would likely be granted between four (4) to six (6) weeks from the date the documents are filed to Court.

In most cases, the Final Judgement for the dissolution of the marriage will be granted by the Court three (3) months from the date the Interim Judgement is granted.

WHAT ARE THE GROUNDS FOR A DIVORCE?

There is only one ground for a divorce, namely that a marriage as irretrievably broken down. As such, it has to be proven to the Court that the marriage between you and your spouse has irretrievably broken down. In doing so, you would need to satisfy the Court on one or more of the following facts:

a. Unreasonable behaviour;

b. Adultery;

c. Desertion of Spouse for a continuous period of 2 years;

d. Separation of 3 years with consent; or

e. Separation of 4 years without consent.

WHAT ARE THE TERMS IN THE ANCILLIARY MATTERS?

A common key issue is whether there is/are any child(ren) of the marriage. If so, then it must be clear that the child(ren)’s interests are paramount over all other interests and considerations of you and your spouse. The common issues that need to be discussed and agreed upon between you and your spouse (as applicable) are:

a. Custody, Care & Control and Access of the child(ren);

b. Maintenance of the child(ren);

c. Maintenance of the wife;

d. Division of Matrimonial Property; and

e. Division of Matrimonial Assets.

If you are facing difficulty in reaching an agreement on these issues, we do provide mediation services which would help to facilitate discussions between you and your spouse. Our mediation services are designed to assist you and your spouse in working together and reaching a fair and just settlement.

Uncontested Divorce

Fixed Fee Packages

The Fees

$1,500 (NETT)

No Children, No Property & No Maintenance

$2,500 (NETT)

With Children, Property & Maintenance

For uncontested divorce matters, we are usually able to obtain Interim Judgement from the Courts within just 4 weeks.

Witnessing your loved one lose his or her mental capacity or struggle with daily activities as they lose their ability to perform basic everyday functions is extremely difficult. Appointing a deputy is one thing you could do to safeguard their interests. A deputy is someone with the vested authority to make important decisions regarding the personal welfare, well-being, property and affairs of your loved ones whom now lack mental capacity. Our team can help you with such applications, so that you can have a peace of mind and focus on caring for your loved one.

You will be able to make applications for deputyship court orders involving the use of monies of up to $60,000 or for matters listed under Annex A of provided by the Family Court.

You can do this via the Family Justice Courts’ Integrated Family Application Management System (iFAMS) using your SingPass. This may take up to three (3) weeks to process.

For matters involving the use of monies of above $60,000 or which are not listed in Annex A, you would be required to file an application in Court. This would require us to put your case together with the necessary documents such as medical reports, arrangements, information on property, and assets, among other things.

During our meeting with you, we will discuss issues surrounding your loved one’s lack of capacity, such as the suitable proposed deputy/deputies and the specific powers the deputies should seek or have. Other considerations shall also be discussed during the meeting, for instance, the existence of any other relevant person(s) in the application, and if so, whether their consent have been obtained in relation to the application.

For more information, you may drop us a call so that we can prepare you for the meeting.

All applications are scrutinised and assessed by the Court. They may request for more information or documents to be filed by the way of a Supplementary Affidavit. Subsequently, you will be notified of your Court date and asked to attend Court for the hearing of this application. The duration of the entire process can usually takes between 4-6 weeks.

Appointment of Deputy / Mental Capacity Act

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The loss of a family member or loved can happen to anyone. Experiences of loss and grief, and the seemingly complicated legal issues that follow may the experience even more difficult. If your recently demised loved one has left a will, we can assist you with the application for a Grant of Probate so that his or her wishes can be fulfilled. You will also require the Grant to manage the estate of your departed loved one, such as the distribution of the deceased’s assets to his/her specified beneficiaries.

In the event the deceased did not leave a will behind, we can assist you with the application for Letters of Administration so that your loved one’s legacy can be distributed according to the provisions of the law. Furthermore, you will need the Grant for the Letters of Administration to close bank accounts, transfer properties, shares and distribution of the assets.

We would require documents such as the Death Certificate(s), Bank Statements, Title Deeds (if any), among other documents.

An application for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration usually require about 8-12 weeks to process. We will be able to assist you for a fixed rate of $2,000.00 including disbursements and filing fees in most cases. Rest assured that there are no hidden fees and if there would be any additional fees involved, our professional team will advise you before you engage our services.

Speak with our experienced and empathic lawyers who can help you through a difficult time. Our team can help you with the legal issues expediently and with great care.

Probate/ Letters of Administration

Fixed Fee Packages

The Fees

$2,000 (NETT)

One of the most stressful situations for any divorced/separated parent is likely the thought of losing access to his/her children. Although there are legal safeguards in place to protect parental rights and access, when a parent leaves Singapore with the children, the situation becomes more complicated.

An International child abduction case is a complex area of the law requiring the right legal representation. Apex Law LLC have experience with taking the legal steps necessary to bring the children back to Singapore, including dealing with matters under the Hague Convention as well as the mediations through MiKK leading up to the Hague Convention hearings. Our emphasis is on taking every necessary step to reunite you with your children.

Understanding The Hague Convention And Your Rights

The Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, also known as The Hague Convention, is an international treaty governing child custody across international borders. Singapore is a signatory of this treaty, and its provisions have been adopted into Singapore Law.

The Hague Convention was made to address custody issues in the country the child normally resides in. That means if your former partner took your child out of the country, the treaty would call for the cooperation between countries to ensure the immediate return of the child to Singapore.

Apex Law LLC has experience with international child abduction cases and can help you go through the entire process.

International Child Abduction

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Family disputes are often complex, convoluted and usually involve emotional distress, in addition to the legal issues that arise from such disputes. Our Family and Dispute Resolution (“FDR”) team is staffed with trained professionals who are able to identify and address key issues in a dispute effectively, and assist parties in resolving them efficiently.

Contrary to the popular belief that Family Mediation is only for divorcing couples or issues relating to divorce, Family Mediation also has a place in disputes arising from wills and probate disagreements, family business matters or eldercare issues.

Mediation will be conducted in utmost confidence and on a without prejudice basis. This means that everything discussed during the Mediation session, including any and all intimate details of the private lives of each party shall remain strictly confidential. It also gives parties a chance to put their differences and ill feelings they may have towards each other aside and offer constructive solutions to the issues at hand, through a skilled intermediary to move things forward.

As mediation is without prejudice, the offers made between parties during mediation cannot be held against either party.

Another advantage of mediation is the saving of costs. In most instances, Mediation would be the more affordable option than litigation, as many divorce-related matters may be resolved by having parties come together to have a facilitated discussion.

Family is important even though disputes and disagreements may happen all the time. We aim to help you to resolve these issues in a civil and respectful manner. We understand the complexities of preserving important relationships and wish to help you do so.

Family Mediation

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Planning your Legacy is an important decision. You need to ensure what you intended for goes to whom you intended to. Our team will meticulously sit down with you and discuss the options, possibilities and get a clear picture for you as you think through some of these decisions. You want someone on your side who understand its importance, as well as detailed enough to bring it to pass.

Wills, LPA & Estate Planning

Fixed Fee Packages

The Fees

$300 (NETT)

One WILL / LPA / POA

$500 (NETT)

Two WILLs / LPAs

Collaborative Family Practice is a type of Collaborative Divorce aimed at helping couples to reach an agreement and to avoid a bitter and costly lawsuit.

The couple will each respectively engage a Collaborative Family Practice trained lawyer to act for him/her. The 2 lawyers are specially trained to utilise collaborative techniques instead of adversarial methods in the process to help couples towards reaching an agreement. As the CFP trained lawyers involved in the process are disqualified from representing the parties in court thereafter should the Collaborative Family Practice Process fails and turns into Divorce Litigation, it gives an added impetus for the couple and lawyers involved to reach the agreement rather than bitterly “fight it out in court”.

This makes Collaborative Family Practice a more peaceful and less acrimonious process as opposed to Divorce Litigation. It encourages the couple to be reasonable towards each other and also maintain civility.

The process is confidential and “whatever is said in the room stays in the room”. This allows the couple not to “air in public” certain confidential matters which otherwise be usually revealed in an open court trial during Divorce Litigation.

Collaborative Family Practice

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  • FAMILY MEDIATION - When disputes occur, whether within the family or in relation to commercial matters, you need a skilled and professional mediator who is able to understand and isolate the key issues in the dispute. Mediation is a completely confidential process which allows parties to discuss and decide on the outcomes that are most suitable for them. Enquire here for a no-obligation discussion.

  • COLLABORATIVE FAMILY PRACTICE - Collaborative Family Practice is a type of Collaborative Divorce aimed at helping couples to reach an agreement and to avoid a bitter and costly lawsuit. It is more peaceful and less acrimonious as opposed to Divorce Litigation. It encourages the couple to be reasonable towards each other and also maintain civility. The process is confidential and “whatever is said in the room stays in the room”. This allows the couple not to “air in public” certain confidential matters which otherwise be usually revealed in an open court trial during Divorce Litigation.

  • UNCONTESTED DIVORCE - An uncontested divorce may prevent the family from facing further stress. We can help you during this difficult time with your spouse so that you can both close a chapter on your lives and move forward. Enquire here for our uncontested divorce services.

  • INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION - One of the most stressful situations for any separated parent is likely the thought of losing access to the children. We have experience with taking the legal steps necessary to bring the children back to Singapore. Enquire here for a no-obligation discussion.

  • WILLS, LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY & ESTATE PLANNING - Planning your legacy is an important part of everyone’s life. You need to ensure that your intentions are understood and carried out by those around you so that your assets will be distributed in the manner you intended. Our team will sit down with you and discuss the options and possibilities of the distribution of your assets. This will paint you a clear picture as you plan your legacy. You would want to have someone on your side who understands the importance of the process, and who can also ensure that all your instructions are clearly put in writing. Enquire here for a no-obligation discussion or appointment.

  • PROBATE / LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION - An untimely passing of a family member is often painful, and you need someone who is able to provide advice on the legal issues when dealing with the estate of your loved ones. We have a seamless and fuss-free approach for the application. Enquire here for an appointment.

  • DEPUTYSHIP / MENTAL CAPACITY ACT - Witnessing your loved one lose mental capacity or struggle with daily activities as they lose their ability to perform such activities is extremely difficult. Appointing a deputy is one thing you could do to safeguard their interests. Our team can help you with such deputyship application smoothly, so that you can have a peace of mind and focus on caring for your loved one.

Why choose us?

Apex Law LLC offers professional, timely and cost effective legal services.
Excellent Service, Affordable Prices!

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Convenient Location

We are located near the central HDB Hub Toa Payoh for your ease of convenience.

Timely

For uncontested divorce matters, we are usually able to obtain Interim Judgement from Courts within just 4 weeks.