Experienced Divorce Lawyers in Singapore

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Are you going through a divorce in Singapore and need the assistance of an experienced and reliable divorce lawyer? Look no further! At Family Law Specialist – A subsidiary of Sterling Law Corporation, we have been serving clients for over 30 years, specialising in divorce law. With our proven track record, awards, and excellent testimonials, we are committed to providing exceptional legal services. Discover why clients choose us as their trusted divorce lawyers in Singapore.

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Why Your Divorce Lawyer Matters in Singapore: Make the Right Choice

Embarking on a divorce journey in Singapore? The choice of the right lawyer can significantly impact the outcome. In our blog article, we explore the critical factors that go into selecting the perfect legal counsel for your case. Learn why experience, expertise, and empathy matter, and how they can make all the difference. Don't miss this insightful guide to ensure a smoother path through the complexities of divorce.

Why Choose us as your Divorce Lawyer in Singapore?

Choosing us as your trusted divorce lawyers in Singapore means selecting a team with a proven track record of excellence and a commitment to serving your best interests. With decades of experience in family law, we have helped numerous clients navigate the complexities of divorce with successful outcomes. Our approach is characterised by not only legal expertise but also a deep understanding of the emotional and personal aspects involved in divorce proceedings. We prioritise open communication, empathy, and personalised solutions to ensure that your case is handled with care and attention. When you choose us, you're choosing a legal team dedicated to guiding you through this challenging period in the most supportive and effective manner possible. Your future matters, and we're here to help you shape it in a positive way.

Why Your Divorce Lawyer Matters in Singapore: Make the Right Choice

Embarking on a divorce journey in Singapore? The choice of the right lawyer can significantly impact the outcome. In our blog article, we explore the critical factors that go into selecting the perfect legal counsel for your case. Learn why experience, expertise, and empathy matter, and how they can make all the difference. Don’t miss this insightful guide to ensure a smoother path through the complexities of divorce.

Why Choose us as your Divorce Lawyer in Singapore?

Choosing us as your trusted divorce lawyers in Singapore means selecting a team with a proven track record of excellence and a commitment to serving your best interests. With decades of experience in family law, we have helped numerous clients navigate the complexities of divorce with successful outcomes. Our approach is characterised by not only legal expertise but also a deep understanding of the emotional and personal aspects involved in divorce proceedings. We prioritise open communication, empathy, and personalised solutions to ensure that your case is handled with care and attention. When you choose us, you’re choosing a legal team dedicated to guiding you through this challenging period in the most supportive and effective manner possible. Your future matters, and we’re here to help you shape it in a positive way.

Awards

Our firm is proud to have received the prestigious recognition of being named "Singapore's Best Law Firms" by The Straits Times. This esteemed accolade signifies our commitment to excellence and our position as a leading legal firm in Singapore. It highlights our dedication to providing top-notch legal services, particularly in the field of divorce and family law. With a strong emphasis on professionalism, expertise, and client satisfaction, we strive to uphold the standards that have earned us this distinguished title.

- "The Straits Times: Singapore's Best
     Law Firms"

We are honored to have been selected as one of the "7 Best Divorce and Family Lawyers Singapore" by Singapore Legal Advice. This esteemed recognition underscores our expertise and success in handling complex divorce and family law cases. Our firm's commitment to achieving favorable outcomes for our clients, coupled with our in-depth knowledge of Singapore's legal landscape, has positioned us among the top practitioners in the field. We are proud to have been acknowledged by Singapore Legal Advice for our professionalism, dedication, and exceptional service in helping clients navigate the challenges of divorce proceedings.

- "Singapore Legal Advice: 7 Best Divorce
    and Family Lawyers Singapore"

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Excellent Testimonials

I want to express my sincere appreciation to Ms Tan Siew Kim for the exceptional legal representation during my lengthy three-year divorce case. Her professionalism and dedication were evident throughout the entire process. Ms Tan handled the complexities of my case with multiple rounds of mediation, extensive discovery and appeals, with unwavering patience and expertise. Her advice was consistently sound, providing me with confidence and reassurance during a difficult period. Beyond her legal expertise, Ms Tan also provided valuable emotional support, which was

instrumental in helping me navigate the emotional challenges of the case. Her relentless efforts in fighting for my interests in the division of matrimonial assets resulted in a favourable outcome that I would not have achieved without her representation.

I wholeheartedly recommend Ms Tan to anyone in need of a dedicated and skilled lawyer.

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LK Ong

1 NOVEMBER 2023

“Siew Kim is very experienced and professional in her work. When I first met her in her office, I couldn’t stop myself from crying my eyes out. She was very patient and listened to my failed marriage story. She was so experienced that after hearing my first few sentences, she concluded that my ex-husband has another woman outside. I was still in denial that he will not do that to me. Straight away she entered a mobile number on my hp and asked me to engage this experienced PI to follow up on my case in order for me to “wake up” and stop deceiving myself further.

To cut the story short, the verdict is out and she has guessed correctly. Only very experienced lawyer can seen through this whole plot from my ex-husband. Although she is very busy and super tight with her schedule, she never failed to make a point to see me and give me advices, guiding me step by step on how to approach my ex-husband and talk terms with him. She is a god sent to me to help me go through such a difficult period; holding my hands and walking through this distressing stage. I’m grateful to her and her team for expediting my case and checking on me now and then. I will not forget her kindness and will continue to keep in touch with her even after my divorce case is over. In a good way, as a dear friend. Thank you, Siew Kim. May your new office flourish endlessly.”

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Jane Lim

19 NOVEMBER 2022

“Tan Siew Kim was recommended by a mutual friend. I am happy that it turned out to be one the best decision I ever made in my life. In all our meetings, Siew Kim always had a listening ear. She would seek first to understand your issue and backgrounds of events before proposing next step. As Siew Kim and myself come from different background and experience, it is normal of me to hold different viewpoints. She would patiently explain the rationale behind each differing viewpoints. confidence every times after speaking with her. During the trial prrocess, she fought relentlessly,..

argued wisely and staged intelligently. She was very composed, confident and steadfast during the whole trial process. We won the court case and I am grateful to her and her team. Siew Kim is patient and very professional. Strong recommendation from me if you are going through divorce process with your spouse.
Tan Siew Kim was recommended by a mutual friend. I am happy that it turned out to be one the best decision I ever made in my life. In all our meetings, Siew Kim always had a listening ear. 

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Tony Tan

31 October 2022

This review is a bit overdue for Ms Tan. I engaged her in December 2021 to help me with my PPO and divorce as my ex husband is a very difficult and temperamental person. Ms Tan is very experienced and patient. She will listen attentively to your plight and provides sound advises on what steps to take next. Ms Tan is always contactable even though it’s very late at night she will still respond to your calls or messages. She also prepares me well for my mediation sessions with food and backup plans within my acceptable limits, should our proposed plans fail.

As such, everything is within our control and expectations. To add on, Ms Tan has a very strong and responsible team who supports and responds effectively and efficiently to the other party’s demands. Even after my case ended, Ms Tan still keeps in contact with me and provides advice for any help I require. I’m not sure about other lawyers but for Ms Tan she doesn’t mind being kept in the loop each time I converse with my ex husband (who is very good at spinning stories) through emails. I’m very grateful to ms Tan and highly recommend her for any family law matters.

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Ng Hui Qi

4 October 2022

I was searching for a lawyer and came across Ms Tan Siew Kim. I read her past cases that she did and I was facing a crisis on my case and need someone to bring me out of this long legal battle. After meeting her in person and Mr Kenneth, I was rest assured that they are ones who will be able to get me out of my long legal battle. They provided me good guidance and support thru my problematic case. And the most important is that the support rendered was not only during office hours but also after and on weekends with quick response from them.

They are very warm, friendly and respectful to your needs of the case with priority and time given in person with detailed explanation of what’s to be expected. Good law firm with good and dedicated team of lawyers headed by well experienced lawyer like Ms Tan.

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Aanand KR

31 OCTOBER 2022

I spoke to around 7 lawyers before choosing Kim to handle my divorce. The decision proved to be the right one. She handled my now ex-husband with skill and confidence. To be honest, I was a complete wreck because my ex-husband is difficult and manipulative. I was stricken with grief, anxiety and worries. After I met Kim, my life turned around. She helped me to achieve my hopes and addressed my fears. Her sincerity, kindness and earnestness made her an exceptionally gifted lawyer. A genuine soul with a generous heart! I am truly blessed 

as she always has my best interests at heart. I am grateful to Kim for her efforts and definitely recommend her.

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LI

22 July 2021

I am grateful to have Kim to handle my divorce. She is confident and advised according to the case, with no standard reply. Met a few lawyers and no one gave me the confidence to proceed. My case is not complicated but they made it complicated. Friends were surprised it was settled so fast. My child is more settled down. She was highly recommended and I do highly recommend her! Thank you Kim for making the process quick and less painful.

A

19 June 2021

She is absolutely the best lawyer I ever encountered. I got a PPO to defend. My ex motive was to apply for variation order for my child who is under my care and control. I did some research and went around to compare different law firm/lawyers. I shortlisted a few law firm, made appointment and went ahead. Some schedule are so busy that they do not have time to meet up, some have to make appointment and only get to speak to their assistant who will then convey message to the lawyer. What I really wanted was a passionate lawyer who can fight for what we deserve and painful

SOP just to speak to a lawyer about the problems we are facing. I am deeply grateful that I found Kim. She was the first and the last lawyer that I spoke to during my search for a really good lawyer to defend my PPO. She listened with empathy, she is sincere and professional and she assisted with all her best and really produce only the best for her client interest! Unlike many other law firm or lawyer who work just for the sake of another new case. Kim really spends time to understand about her client situation thoroughly so that she will be able to assist in the best way she could. She gave good advice and well update me for every step I have to take during the process. She provide me with “‘homework” so that she could have clearer picture of everything, I really appreciate it this.

To be prepared is half the battle won. She did exactly. She prepared everything so well. Half way through and we won the battle! My ex voluntarily withdrew the PPO! I am greatly thankful for everything she has done for me and my child. She is indeed extremely well specialize in her areas of law as family lawyer.

Yes, I highly recommend Kim. I am thankful that she is the lawyer that I chosen.

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Mr Ong

2 MAY 2021

My previous law firm was recommended by a friend, they were merely doing their paperwork and getting things done and I sensed things wasn’t going right so during the most crucial moment I went in search for a new lawyer. I am so very grateful that I found Kim. During our first phone call, We connected immediately and I knew She was the one. We are alike in many ways and strangely I started to enjoy my every session with her. Kim is very experience and highly intelligent. She spent time to discuss my case and gave me good advice, and prepared me well during each stage of the divorce

process. She managed to turn my case around and I saw light at the end of the tunnel. I am deeply grateful for everything she has done for me and my child. She is always there for me and I know I am in safe hands because she will always think for me and there to help me despite her busy schedule.

I highly recommend Kim because like what I always say she is the best lawyer and the only lawyer to fight for me. She has exceeded and gone beyond my expectations and won my case for me. There is no regrets but only a thankful and grateful heart. Kim you will always be someone close to my heart. We are both busy and do know that you are someone I always am thankful for.

We love u Kim ❤฀

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G

24 January 2021

I engaged Kim as my defending lawyer for my divorce and I must say that I am still awed by her efficiency and her determination on protecting her client’s interest. She went all the way to protect me and pursued for the best outcome for me.. I am truly grateful that I’ve gotten her as my lawyer and I’d definitely recommend her!

Thea

23 December 2020

I got to know Kim through my friend. My first impression of her was that she is professional, sincere and empathetic. I felt comfortable sharing details with her. She guided me through the whole divorce process with her invaluable legal advice. She always ensured that I am well prepared at each stage of the divorce process. Going through a divorce is challenging, but the emotional support Kim provided made it much more manageable. I always felt assured after every single meeting with her. She was more like a friend and confidante, rather than just a lawyer.

I highly recommend Kim to anyone in need of advice in the area of family law. Kim, thank you so much for making yourself available for me whenever I needed help or assurance. Thank you for checking in on me constantly to ensure that I’m fine. And most importantly, thank you for helping me secure what I want. I am truly grateful for all you have done.
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Ms L

17 December 2020

A friend recommended Kim to me when I was looking for legal advice on divorce. Kim strikes me as a very experienced and caring lawyer who is sincere and empathizes with my situation. She provided me with emotional support and assurance during an extremely difficult time in addition to invaluable legal advice. She guided me through the divorce process, and is always prepared before our meetings, making it easy and efficient for each of our discussion. Kim tries her best to make the process as simple as possible and makes herself available most times of her day whenever
I needed her advice. I highly recommend Kim to anyone who needs a lawyer to settle your case fast, gives you peace of mind and fights for what you deserve.
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J

15 December 2020

I found Ms Tan to be a very caring and highly competent family lawyer. Not only did she help me navigate through each stage of the divorce, including securing reasonable access to my son, she actually went the extra mile to provide emotional support when my ex-spouse made all kinds of fallacious and unsubstantiated allegations. I am very grateful to Ms Tan, for without her resolute support and professional guidance, I could have buckled and traded away more concessions than necessary to my ex-spouse who deliberately dangled access right to my

son as a bargaining chip instead of seeing this as in the best interest of the child. I have no hesitation in recommending Ms Tan to anyone in need of family law advice.

A very grateful client

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LY

15 July 2020

Kim is a very experienced, competent and caring lawyer who walked me through the whole divorce process efficiently and effectively. She is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that I feel secure and content with the process and outcome. I am deeply grateful.

ET

13 October 2017

I was referred to Kim Tan by my best friend when I was looking for legal advice on divorce. During our first meeting, she listened with empathy and provided clear legal advice. I told her that I just wanted out of the marriage in the simplest way. She assured me that she would do her best to act fast and to do the right thing for me and my children. Kim guided me through the relevant documentation and proceedings. She answered my calls and text messages at any time even at night. She kept me posted at every stage of my contested divorce process. She stood by me knowing I was frightened of filing the

divorce. She went the extra mile to draft my response to my ex’s emails and text messages. My divorce proceedings went on smoothly. I received more than I wanted!

I highly recommend Kim if you need a lawyer who is diligent, creative, caring, compassionate, responsive, and professional. You are paying reasonable fees for someone who goes beyond your expectation.

Kim, I am grateful for all that you have done for me.

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WLS

12 May 2016

Siew Kim provided me with timely, concise, clear and practical advice at a time when I needed clarity of thought and calm nerves. Enjoyed our frank yet pleasant discussions and sincerely appreciated her periodic follow- up and concern for my mental well being throughout.

divorce. She went the extra mile to draft my response to my ex’s emails and text messages. My divorce proceedings went on smoothly. I received more than I wanted!

I highly recommend Kim if you need a lawyer who is diligent, creative, caring, compassionate, responsive, and professional. You are paying reasonable fees for someone who goes beyond your expectation.

Kim, I am grateful for all that you have done for me.

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к Menon

2 December 2023

I want to express my sincere appreciation to Ms Tan Siew Kim for the exceptional legal representation during my lengthy three-year divorce case. Her professionalism and dedication were evident throughout the entire process. Ms Tan handled the complexities of my case with multiple rounds of mediation, extensive discovery and appeals, with unwavering patience and expertise. Her advice was consistently sound, providing me with confidence and reassurance during a difficult period.
Beyond her legal expertise, Ms Tan also provided valuable emotional support, which was instrumental in helping me navigate the emotional challenges of the case. Her relentless efforts in fighting for my interests in the division of matrimonial assets resulted in a favourable outcome that I would not have achieved without her representation. I wholeheartedly recommend Ms Tan to anyone in need of a dedicated and skilled lawyer.
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LK Ong

1 November 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

In Singapore, divorce can be filed on the basis of three main grounds: adultery, unreasonable behaviour, and separation. Adultery and unreasonable behaviour are fault-based grounds, while separation can be used when the couple has lived apart for a continuous period of three years, with the consent of both parties, or four years without consent. Couples can choose the ground that best fits their situation, but it’s essential to consult with a divorce lawyer to determine the most suitable option.

Child custody in Singapore is determined with the child’s best interests as the primary consideration. The court encourages joint custody, where both parents share the responsibilities and rights in making decisions for the child. However, if joint custody is not in the child’s best interest, the court may award sole custody to one parent, typically the parent better able to provide a stable and nurturing environment. In cases where joint custody is granted, one parent may have care and control, while the other has access rights. The court also considers factors such as the child’s age, needs, and the ability of each parent to provide for their well-being. It’s advisable to seek guidance from a qualified divorce lawyer when dealing with child custody matters.

In Singapore, the division of assets and property during a divorce is governed by the Women’s Charter. The court takes into account various factors, including the financial and non-financial contributions of each spouse to the marriage, their financial needs, the welfare of any children, and any other relevant circumstances. The goal is to achieve a fair and equitable division of assets and property based on these factors. It’s essential to consult with a divorce lawyer to ensure that your interests are protected throughout this process.

In Singapore, there are three main types of divorce:

a. Contested Divorce: This is when one or both parties do not agree on key divorce issues such as division of assets, child custody, or maintenance. The court will resolve these issues through legal proceedings.

b. Uncontested Divorce: This type of divorce occurs when both spouses agree on all terms, including asset division, child custody, and alimony. It is typically a quicker and less costly process. However, it’s still advisable to consult with a divorce lawyer to ensure that all legal requirements are met and that your rights are protected.

c. Annulment: An annulment declares a marriage null and void, as if it never existed. It’s available in specific situations, such as bigamy or a marriage that took place under duress. Annulments are relatively rare and have distinct legal requirements. Consult with a divorce lawyer to determine if an annulment is the appropriate course of action for your situation.

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