Most good things come to an end. And sometimes, that includes divorces. When a marriage is ending, there is a lot to consider as you work out the practicalities of a divorce. With the help of legal experts who specialize in family law, you can move through your divorce with confidence that all arrangements and settlements will be finalized in the most timely and fair manner.
Separation is already stressful enough, so handing all the legal documentation and processing over to a divorce lawyer will take away any unnecessary weight off your shoulders. Thankfully, here’s a list of the top divorce lawyers in Singapore for you to browse through and decide on who can help you during this time.
Remember that the “best” divorce lawyer for you will depend on your specific needs, preferences, and the complexity of your case. It’s essential to find a lawyer who not only has the necessary expertise but also communicates effectively and understands your goals during the divorce process. Always verify the credentials and reputation of any lawyer you consider hiring.
To file for a divorce in Singapore, you and your spouse need to meet these requirements:
Rajan Chettiar is another specialist law firm that works with individuals and families who are navigating the complexities of divorce and the financial and family issues that come with it. They offer expert advice on mediation, collaborative law proceedings, and even Alternative Dispute Resolution. Rajan Chettiar created the firm in 2003 after being trained in a well-known Singapore law firm for six years, so rest assured you’re in safe and professional hands. He runs a boutique Family Law firm specializing in three options for divorce: litigation, collaborative law, and mediation in Singapore.
Rajan Chettiar, 1 North Bridge Road #08-08 High Street Centre, Singapore 179094, +65 6653 2952, www.rajanchettiar.com
Samantha Soh is passionate about her work. She understands that every family is different and she is capable of tailoring her advice accordingly. Samantha is experienced in dealing with complex family disputes. In addition, she has represented clients in adoption, probate, guardianship, and deputyship matters. As a believer in giving back to the community, Samantha volunteers at legal clinics during her spare time. She is also an assigned lawyer with the Legal Aid Bureau and CLAS.
Meet Viviene, a lawyer and mediator with 25 years of expertise in litigation and dispute resolution. Viviene is a co-managing partner at Clifford Law LLP, voted the best top 5 Singapore Family Law firms for 3 consecutive years by Straits Times. Viviene is known for her compassion and dedication to people-related law. With a deep focus on Family Law, Employment Law, Personal Injury & Negligence Claims, and Mediation, she has years of experience in handling simple to complex matrimonial cases. Viviene’s dedication to providing personalized solutions and unwavering support for her clients ensures she passionately advocates for your rights and interests, striving to achieve the best possible outcomes every step of the way.
Ivan is an experienced partner in the divorce and family team at Withers Worldwide - Singapore. He's a Family Law specialist, well-versed in all aspects of family law, from contentious divorces and child custody disputes to maintenance and division of matrimonial assets. Ivan's achievements are impressive! He's been listed as a Leading Family & Divorce lawyer in Singapore since 2017 and is a Preeminent lawyer for 2023. He believes in alternative dispute resolution and is an accredited Family Mediator, dedicated to finding the best solutions for his clients. Ivan's passion for family law is evident in his involvement with various committees and speaking engagements. He's even been interviewed by local and international media on family law matters.
Ivan Cheong, +65 6238 3276, email@example.com, https://www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb/people/ivan-cheong
Meet Shu Mei, a family and divorce lawyer specializing in private client and matrimonial disputes. With extensive experience in family matters, she represents clients in Singapore Courts on issues like matrimonial assets, custody, and international relocation. Shu Mei is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, recognized for her expertise in family law. As an accredited mediator and Collaborative Family Practitioner, she excels in negotiations and mediation, drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Shu Mei's versatility extends to representing corporations in international arbitrations. A sought-after speaker, she shares insights on family law, dispute resolution, and mediation at events and conferences. Her academic contributions have earned acclaim both locally and internationally.
Shu Mei, 10 Collyer Quay 10th Floor Ocean Financial Centre Singapore 049315, +65 6535 0733, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.drewnapier.com/Our-Lawyers/Hoon-Shu-Mei
Meet Amy, the accidental lawyer, proud mother of 3, and a divorce survivor. With a passion for Family Law, she started her own firm to bring a unique perspective to her practice, having experienced a challenging 7-year divorce process. Throughout it all, she managed to keep her sanity, sense of humor, and faith in the justice system. Amy earned her Law Degree from the National University of Singapore in 2003, embracing her new career path instead of pursuing her childhood dream of winning the lottery and traveling the world. For the last 5 years, she has focused solely on Family Law, advocating for the 'peace approach' in resolving family disputes. Amy is an accredited family mediator, trained in mediating cross-border family conflicts, and a skilled Collaborative Family Practice lawyer. Outside of work, she's happily married and cherishes her role as a wannabe Tiger Mom to her three children. With Amy, you'll find not just a lawyer but a compassionate and relatable advocate on your side.
Gloria is an experienced and compassionate lawyer with an impressive range of skills. With 27+ years of legal practice, she has expertise in various areas, including Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil, Corporate & Commercial Law, and Estate Law. Gloria is truly bilingual, fluent in English and Mandarin, and she's known for her commitment to providing clients with timely and affordable access to legal representation. Her dedication to her client's well-being extends beyond the courtroom, as she is also a certified CDC Divorce Coach®, offering personal support during difficult journeys. Gloria's popular divorce blog and user-friendly apps demonstrate her commitment to helping the public navigate family law matters. With a heart for giving back to the community, she volunteers with various legal bodies and has been involved in high-profile cases and media coverage. Gloria's warm and empathetic approach, coupled with her vast expertise, makes her an exceptional advocate for her clients.
Gloria James-Civetta, Gloria James-Civetta & Co, 3 Church Street #15-04 Samsung Hub Singapore 049483, +65 6337 0469, email@example.com, https://www.gjclaw.com.sg/about-us/our-staff/gloria-james-civetta/
Meet Ms. Wong id s highly specialized lawyer with a niche focus on matrimonial law matters. Her clientele consists mainly of high-net-worth individuals and expatriates with cross-jurisdictional concerns. As a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, she is recognized as one of the most experienced matrimonial law specialists worldwide. Ms. Wong's expertise also extends to estate & succession planning, private banking, and contentious and non-contentious probate. She is an accredited mediator for civil, commercial, and family disputes, advocating for peaceful conflict resolution. With numerous accolades, including the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards, Ms. Wong's dedication and achievements make her an outstanding legal partner for complex matters.
Wong Kai Yun, 6 Temasek Boulevard #38-02 Suntec Tower 4 Singapore 038986, +65 6342 0002, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://chiawongchambers.com/wong-kai-yun/
Yap Teong Liang is an experienced Family Law specialist in Singapore. Teong Liang's boutique law firm serves high-net-worth clients, handling cases involving foreign marriages, child custody, maintenance, and more. He's also a Collaborative Family Practitioner and Associate Mediator, advocating for peaceful resolutions. With active involvement in professional committees, Teong Liang is committed to advancing family justice. He is recognized as an advocate for all family law matters.
Poonam Mirchandani is a precedent partner of M/s Mirchandani & Partners. After graduating from the National University of Singapore and being admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1984, she founded Mirchandani & Partners in August 1991, now a reputable boutique family law practice. Poonam specializes in a wide range of family law issues, including international divorce and jurisdictional disputes. Her expertise covers cross-border divorces, international custody disputes, child abduction, financial resolutions, and more. Beyond her legal achievements, Poonam has been actively involved in women's advocacy groups, providing free legal advice and advocating for stricter laws against domestic violence. As an appointed "amicus curiae" for children in high-conflict custody cases and a member of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Poonam's dedication to her work and her multilingual abilities (English, Malay, Hindi, and Sindhi) make her a valuable asset in the legal field.
Meet Foo Siew Fong is the head of the Family and Divorce Practice Group at Harry Elias in Singapore. She's dedicated to all aspects of family and divorce law, including preparing pre-nuptial agreements to start relationships on the right foot. Siew Fong's expertise has garnered numerous awards like being named "Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year" at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards and ranking highly in prestigious legal guides. She's not only an exceptional lawyer but also deeply involved in various organizations, like the Singapore Association of Women's Lawyers (SAWL), where she served as President and is now the honorary advisor. As a committed member of the community, Siew Fong actively participates in organizations supporting children with cerebral palsy and serves on the Citizenship Committee of Inquiry under the Ministry of Home Affairs. With decades of experience and a passion for progress, Siew Fong continues to make a positive impact in the legal community and beyond.
With extensive experience in Family Law, Syariah Law, Criminal Law, and Private Wealth, Mr. Nizam has played a vital role in shaping Muslim law in Singapore. He has represented clients in significant cases related to employment, conflict of laws, and criminal matters. Over the years, he has held key positions, such as Chairperson of the Law Society's Muslim Law Practice Committee. Mr. Nizam is also actively involved in teaching and training future lawyers, serving as a lecturer at the Singapore Institute of Legal Education and a Trainer and Assessor with the Singapore Mediation Centre. Beyond his legal work, he actively participates in civic activities and serves on various boards and committees, contributing to the community's welfare.
Ahmad Nizam Abbas, PBM, +65 9382 9358, email@example.com, https://crescentlawchambers.sg/team/ahmad-nizam-abbas/
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