05 May 2020
Following the Singapore Government’s announcement on Circuit Breaker measures, the Syariah Court announced that they would be closed from 7 April 2020 to 1 June 2020 to limit social activity.
Despite this, we continue to have clients reaching out to us seeking solutions to resolve their marital issues. Whilst this may not be applicable to all, one common complaint is that constantly being around each other at home causes friction and places strain on the parties’ relationship. Inevitably, the parties end up wondering if they should attempt counselling or end their marriage.
In this article, we provide a broad overview of the Syariah Court divorce process and the steps that you and your spouse can take in the meantime.
Post date. Edit this to change the date post was posted. Does not show up on published site. 5/5/2020
23 April 2020
The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (“the Temporary Measures Act") was passed in Parliament on 7 April 2020. The relevant provisions providing for temporary relief for inability to perform contracts (“the temporary relief provisions”) commenced on 20 April 2020. On 20 April 2020 itself, the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contracts) Regulations 2020 (“the temporary relief regulations”) was also enacted.
Below are 12 insights on the temporary relief provisions and the temporary relief regulations which we hope will be helpful to readers.
Post date. Edit this to change the date post was posted. Does not show up on published site. 24/4/2020
18 April 2020
P. Sivakumar and Elizabeth Winy
The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the various measures taken by the Singapore government to prevent the further spread of the virus in Singapore, has had a significant impact on employers and employees in Singapore.
This article aims to provide some guidance on some of the various rights and duties of employers and employees during this time, as well as the various employment-related legislation and advisories issued by the government in light of the pandemic. This article does not cover every advisory issued and you are encouraged to check here as well as the websites of the relevant ministries for advisories pertaining to your particular areas of business.
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17 April 2020
*Updated 09 June 2020
The Singapore government has implemented a series of support measures under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act (“the Act”). The Act was passed by the Singapore Parliament on 7 April 2020 and is aimed at providing relief to both businesses and individuals during the Covid-19 outbreak.
In this article, we shall look at what the Act means for landlords and tenants.
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25 March 2019
Foo Soon Yien
Cancellation of one’s Dependant’s Pass by an estranged spouse in the midst of ongoing divorce proceedings is one’s greatest worry. This article discusses the various ways you can go about reinstating your Dependant’s Pass and your rights in such circumstances.
Post date. Edit this to change the date post was posted. Does not show up on published site. 25/3/2019
08 February 2019
Foo Soon Yien
The rule in Saunders v Vautier permits a beneficiary to terminate a trust if the beneficiary is of adult age, of sound mind and compels the trustees to transfer the legal estate to the beneficiary, thereby terminating the trust. This may be problematic as a testator may wish for the beneficiary’s share in his estate to be held on trust until a beneficiary attains an age, beyond majority. If the will is inadequately drafted, it may fail to achieve the testator’s true intention.
Post date. Edit this to change the date post was posted. Does not show up on published site. 8/2/2019
14 December 2018
Foo Soon Yien
In the administration of an estate, disputes may arise between the executor and the beneficiaries. While some disputes may be resolved by agreements between the parties, others may result in the delay of the administration of the estate. If an agreement cannot be reached and the dispute persists, the question is if it is appropriate for an executor of an estate to commence an action seeking orders or directions from the court to finalise the administration of the estate.
Post date. Edit this to change the date post was posted. Does not show up on published site. 14/12/2018
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