Alexandra Tribe, divorce lawyer and managing partner of Expatriate Law was recently interviewed by Nici Schueler, a seasoned Singapore expat.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
Parents who have planned well for their children can peacefully venture forward if death comes a knocking earlier than expected.
What happens when a loved one loses mental capacity? Who is the right person to make decisions for his medical care and treatment? Do family members have the right to deal with his or her assets?
It would be a parent's worst nightmare to find out that their child has been whisked away to another country. In many instances, this is not the act of a stranger
Mary and John are both British and were married for 25 years enjoying a high standard of living as expats in Singapore. One day John announced that he was miserable in the relationship...
When expat wives pack their suitcases and move with their husbands to Singapore, the thought of losing it all through a divorce would have never crossed their minds.
Going through a divorce is never an easy process for anybody, but imagine having to go through it all alone – far away from your family and friends back at home.
Contrary to popular belief, marital agreements are not as uncommon or far-fetched as they may seem to be. But what are nuptial agreements? Why are they getting increasingly popular?
After having made the very difficult decision to get a divorce, it can then seem a daunting prospect researching how to go about getting the ball rolling.
Shook Lin & Bok
Family offices trying to solve their clients' complex succession planning issues are increasingly facing a conundrum, says Tan Woon Hum of Shook Lin & Bok LLP: hire external advisers or...
Pre-nuptial and postnuptial agreements are increasingly popular among wealthy individuals who wish to protect their personal or family wealth from the unfortunate consequences...
Singapore is ageing. Almost 12 per cent of Singapore residents are now aged 65 years and over. According to the 2013 Population White Paper, the number of people in this age group is set to triple by 2030. This will have wide implications for our society and social supports.
Matson Driscoll & Damico
During the course of matrimonial disputes, there are often situations where solicitors find it helpful to engage specialist investigators and appraisers.
The Court acknowledged the limitations of the IFPA, with the lack of statutory provision for reasonable maintenance.
Stamford Law Corporation
The Singapore High Court held that beneficiaries of an estate cannot lodge caveats to protect properties of the estate.
Rajah & Tann
On 11 January 2011 the Parliament of Singapore passed the Retirement Age (Amendment) Bill. Once the Bill comes into force the current Retirement Age Act (Cap 274A) will be renamed the Retirement and Re-employment Age Act (the ‘Act’). In addition to reflecting the wider scope of the amended Act, the new title also alludes to the primary aim behind the amendment, which as explained by Mr Gan Kim Yong during the Second Reading is to enhance ‘financial security in old age’ and to allow Singapore’s a
Donaldson & Burkinshaw
Donaldson & Burkinshaw