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Singapore Divorce Lawyer - Lam & Co Blog

For most people, divorce is a rare and scary thing. You simply do not have any previous experience with it and there are many horror stories you have heard from your friends. Lam & Co.'s expert divorce lawyers are focused on sharing information with you to assist you as much as possible in making painless and correct decisions.
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How to Find the Best Lawyer for Quick Divorce in Singapore?

  In order to find the best lawyer for a quick divorce, you should seek out a lawyer who is familiar with all the ways to speed up your divorce process. The biggest factor is not within your lawyer's control However, the biggest factor in how long your divorce case will take cannot be controlled by your lawyer. This is whether or not your spouse will cooperate in your divorce case. If not, then, your divorce case can easily last between 7 to 12 months or even more. Compare this with just 4 ...
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The Benefits of Having a Good Divorce Advocate with You

  There are several benefits of having a good divorce advocate with you in your divorce case.They include following: You increase your chances of getting a better outcome By having a good divorce advocate with you, you increase your odds of getting a better outcome for yourself and your children. You have more options A good divorce advocate can help you brainstorm and generate more and better options as well as advise you on the pros and cons (and trade-offs) of each of the options availab...
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How to Hire a Divorce Lawyer who is Available 24/7 For You?

The following are ways to hire a divorce lawyer who is available for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: First of all, never abuse the privilege Certainly, if your divorce lawyer commits to you to be available 24/7 for you, this is a great privilege and must not be abused. Use only in an emergency that cannot wait It follows that taking up your divorce lawyer's time outside of normal office hours should happen only in the most serious emergency that cannot wait until the next working day. (For e...
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Things to Know if you’re Looking for Reasonable Divorce Lawyers

The following are some of the things you should know if you are looking for a reasonable divorce lawyer. Reasonable divorce lawyers are the way to go It is much better for you to hire a reasonable divorce lawyer than an unreasonable one. Unreasonable lawyers are likely to be too "hard" when it comes to settling the case or perhaps even when it comes to trying to persuade the judge with reasons. Settling the case is also the way to go Whenever possible, you should do your very best to settle your...
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How a Mutual Divorce Lawyer is Different from a Non-Mutual One?

Mutual consent divorces are much simpler, faster and cheaper than non-mutual ones.This is because in mutual consent divorces, everything is agreed and it is just a matter of paperwork.Also, the parties do not need to attend court or to answer questions from the court, etc. In comparison, non-mutual consent cases are far more complicated, slower and expensive. Because of these differences, lawyer who does only mutual consent cases may be different from one who does only non-mutual one One way roa...
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When choosing a male divorce lawyer, what should be considered?

When choosing a male divorce lawyer, you should consider the following things: How comfortable are you working with him? Actually, we believe that the gender of your lawyer is not relevant. However, it is still vitally important that you are able to work with your divorce lawyer whatever his or her gender may be.Your case may last many months when the two of you will have to work very closely together.Because of this, you should tune in to and probe your inner, deeper feelings before choosing yo...
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Find the Best Legal Aid Divorce Attorney in Singapore

When finding the best legal aid divorce attorney in Singapore, bear the following things in mind: What does the legal aid divorce attorney specialize in? The legal aid divorce attorney may be taking up your case in order to contribute to society.You would want to ensure that he or she has the expertise to handle your divorce case. How was your case assigned to the legal aid divorce attorney? Was your case assigned to the legal aid divorce attorney without any choice on his or her part? Or, was t...
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Things to Keep in Mind before Hiring Divorce Solicitors in Singapore

  These are some vitally important things to keep in mind before hiring divorce solicitors in Singapore. Whether uncontested divorce or contested divorce Because the time, effort and cost required to handle an uncontested divorce is very different from that for contested divorce, it is crucial to know which type of case it is (if possible). By uncontested divorce, essentially, this means that your spouse will cooperate from the beginning of the case until the very end and also sign all the ...
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Tips to Find a Recommended Divorce Lawyer in Singapore

Very often, when we are looking for a professional such as a lawyer, we will rely on recommendations from our friends. These are some tips on how to find a recommended divorce lawyer in Singapore. Ask your friend why exactly he or she is recommending that lawyer It is important to ask your friend for his or her reasons for recommending the recommended divorce lawyer to you. Sometimes, our friends will recommend someone by saying that the lawyer is good or even excellent.However, this is too gene...
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Why you should engage the Best Legal Aid Divorce Lawyer

Even if you need legal aid or require government assistance, you should still engage the best legal aid divorce lawyer for your case.This is what you need to do in order to try to try and get the best outcome for yourself and your family. You should look out for the following when choosing the best legal aid divorce lawyer to represent you: Makes time for your case The best legal aid divorce lawyer will make time for your case.He or she will not be rushing through your case or cutting you off. T...
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How to find the best divorce law firm in Singapore

You need to work with the best divorce law firm for you so that you can get the best outcome for you and your family. Some of the things you should look out for when choosing the law firm to hire are as follows: Readiness to put your interests first Of course, the divorce law firm you choose should put your interests first. Readiness to help settle the case One way to check for this is to see whether the divorce law firm is ready to help you settle the case.Often, if the case is settled (especia...
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Top tips to Hire the Best Divorce Attorney

The best divorce attorney for you is the one that you can work well with to achieve the ideal outcome for you and your family. When you first speak with your attorney, the following tips will help you identify the best divorce attorney for you. Patient The best divorce attorney for you will certainly be patient with you while you explain your situation to him or her and also while he or she explains the law to you. You are a normal person and you are not familiar with how the law works. That is ...
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How to find affordable divorce lawyers in Singapore

It is, of course, vital to find affordable divorce lawyers.Otherwise, you may be forced to your case half way when your money runs out. Costing To avoid running out of money half way, it is important to discuss the costing in advance, before engaging your lawyer. All in quote / Full package cost For simple cases, for example, a fully consented case (where your spouse will agree and cooperate and sign all the documents), you should ask for an, "All in quote" (or full package cost inclusive of all...
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Why it is important to find best divorce law firm for divorce in Singapore

  It is important to find the best divorce law firm for your case because only with the such expertise can you get the best outcome for yourself and your children. You do not know what you do not know Since you are a normal person and not a divorce lawyer, you will not know how best to handle a divorce. Thus, you will not know what are the steps to take to secure the ideal outcome for your case. Mistakes or wrong steps In fact, people can make big mistakes or take wrong steps even before lo...
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How the court allocates the parental responsibilities over children in a divorce and how to find a suitable advocate for divorce case

In a divorce, the allocation of parental responsibilities over the children is a crucial part of the case. To maximize the chances of getting a favourable outcome, you should find a suitable advocate for divorce case to assist you as early as you can. Parental responsibilities The court divides parent responsibilities into 3 main parts: (a) Care and control (b) Access (c) Custody Care and control By care and control, the court generally refers to the right to take care of a child and to make day...
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What if My Spouse Does Not Sign The Divorce Papers. Can I Still Get a Divorce?

Sometimes, we came across clients who are concerned that if their spouses do not sign the divorce papers, they cannot proceed with the divorce case. This is often incorrect. Even if your spouse cannot be found at all, you can still proceed and get your divorce (provided you satisfy the court's other conditions for divorce). If your spouse can be found, the divorce papers will be hand delivered to him. After that, the court rules require him to: -file a certain document (called a memorandum of ap...
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Top 10 Tips For Handling Your Finances After A Divorce

  After a divorce, you will probably be relieved that it is all over. However, you should also be aware that there is always the risk of further litigation (legal fights) in the future. This is one of the major factors affecting how you should handle your finances after a divorce. Top 10 tips You should: (Please note that some of the following may apply even before a divorce.) 1 (if necessary, reach out to your ex-spouse and) close all joint accounts and transfer the funds to the appropriat...
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What Does Shared Care And Control of The Child(ren) Mean?

In order to understand shared care and control, it is important to note the difference between (A) care and control and (B) custody. Care and control Care and control is about the right to take care of a child and to make day-to-day, short-term decisions concerning the child's upbringing and welfare. This may include deciding on: -what the child will wear today. -what the child will eat today. -when the child with go to bed tonight. Thus, the party that has care and control will normally have th...
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My Marriage is Not Working And I Want a Divorce. What Should I do?

  The first sentence from Leo Tolstoy's novel, Anna Karenina, says: "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." First question Before proceeding with a divorce, you should consider the question: -whether or not there is a future to the marriage. Also, you should seek professional help in considering this question. If necessary (and if your spouse refuses to go for counseling with you), you should go for counseling on your own. Answers If your answer to the...
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What Can I do to Increase my Chances of Getting Care & Control Over my Child(ren)?

  It is important to try to understand the judge's way of thinking about care and control. Child(ren)'s welfare paramount consideration Under the Women's Charter, when the judge makes any decision that is related to the child(ren), the judge is required to make the child(ren)'s welfare the paramount consideration. This means that the judge must treat the child(ren)'s welfare as the most important factor when making any decision that is related to the child(ren). Stable household and primary...
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