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Simplified Uncontested Divorce, Not As Simple As It Seems?

May 11th, 2020 Posted by In The News, Insights No Comment yet

In 2015, the Family Justice Courts introduced the Simplified Uncontested Divorce with the aim of simplifying the process of divorce for parties who manage to come to an agreement on all the terms of their divorce and ancillary matters.

Saving time and costs for the parties, the number of Simplified Uncontested Divorces have steadily increased over the years – from 24% of all divorces filed in 2015 to approximately half of all divorces in 2018. In fact, less than 5% of all divorces filed in 2017 required a final adjudication hearing in Court (i.e. divorce trial or Ancillary Matters hearing). (more…)

Co-parenting strategies for divorced parents during COVID-19

May 5th, 2020 Posted by In The News, Insights No Comment yet

The COVID-19 period presents a unique opportunity for parents to overcome their differences, prioritize the children’s best interests and work towards positive outcomes.  While the Circuit Breaker has been extended to 1 June 2020, social distancing measures may still be a part of daily life for the foreseeable future. How then should separated and divorced parents adapt their co-parenting strategies and child access arrangements in this new normal?

May we suggest 4 Cs to guide you during these unprecedented times. (more…)

Physically Apart but United in Heart to Help

April 4th, 2020 Posted by Community Events, In The News No Comment yet

In light of recent developments on social distancing requirements and tele-commuting for non-essential services, all our staff will be working from home with effect from Monday, 6 April 2020 until further notice.

Please be assured that there will be minimal disruptions to our services as our firm has always utilised technology to support remote working.

During this time, our meetings will continue as scheduled via telephone or on an online video conferencing platform convenient for you (WhatsApp, SKYPE, Zoom, etc.). We also remain contactable during office hours via email and telephone calls to 6428 8209.

We wish you good health and stay safe!

Everyday S(uper)HEroes – Eden Law gets featured in Women’s Weekly Singapore (March 2020)

March 8th, 2020 Posted by In The News, Media Articles No Comment yet

Happy International Women’s Day! 

Our Managing Director, June Lim has been featured in the March 2020 article, “ Everyday S(uper)HEroes” highlighting local women effecting positive change. We are honoured to be able to reach out to a wider audience on our work for the underserved and disadvantaged. Thank you Women’s Weekly Singapore!

Eden Law partners with AMKFSC on “Good-to-Go”!

January 15th, 2020 Posted by Community Events, In The News No Comment yet

Thinking about our mortality can be frightening, no matter one’s age or health condition. As we get older, the reality of our own mortality will often come into clearer focus too.

With an aim to dispelling myths and fears and to explore values and views toward end-of-life issues, AMKFSC launched a nation-wide public education campaign called “Good-To-Go” that covers Advance Care Planning  and end-of-life matters.

Eden Law is honoured to partner with AMKFSC on their “Good-to-Go” campaign. To this end, our Associate Director Low Seow Ling spoke on Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills to an audience of medical professionals at Seng Kang Community Hospital on 9 January 2020.

We hope this will empower our audience to be better equipped to discuss end-of-life planning with their patients!

PILnet Global Forum 2019

November 13th, 2019 Posted by Community Events, In The News, Insights No Comment yet

The annual PILnet Global Forum aims to connect lawyers, law schools, bar associations, policy makers, NGO representatives and pro bono/public interest legal stakeholders to provide a regional perspective on pro bono practices. This year’s PILnet Global Forum (11-13 November 2019) was held in Asia for the first time with over 300 attendees from more than 40 countries, convening in Singapore to reflect on the overall theme: Engaging lawyers everywhere to serve the public interest, Empowering innovation through new tools, and Enabling change through strategic partnerships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Managing Director June spoke at this year’s PILnet Global Forum on a panel, sharing her experience on setting up a low bono practice and strategies to nurture a pro bono culture.

“Through The Wooden Doors” 2019

November 4th, 2019 Posted by Community Events, In The News No Comment yet

Eden Law was honoured to support the Community Justice Centre’s (CJC) annual “Through the Wooden Doors” programme on Thursday, 31 Oct 2019. This year, the focus was on Deputyship, the Mental Capacity Act, Vulnerable Adults Act and Guardianship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

While providing an overview on these topics to the social service professionals in attendance, June also shared on the recent developments on the iFAMS platform aimed at enabling the public to file simple Deputyship applications on their own.

By helping social workers understand the legal issues better, getting them acquainted with the court system and the available sources of help, we hope to play a part in aiding the community in times of need and channel the community to the appropriate resources in a timely and correct manner.

Images courtesy of the Community Justice Centre

GlobalARRK

June 15th, 2019 Posted by In The News No Comment yet

The firm is pleased to announce a tie-up with UK-based charity GlobalARRK representing the interests of “stuck parents” who are unable to legally return to their home countries with their children after their marriages break down overseas or while they are embroiled in an international custody dispute.

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Briton Gets Boost In Bid To Recover 1m From Mother-in-Law’s Estate

June 3rd, 2019 Posted by In The News No Comment yet

In the first such reported case, our Consultant Andrew Ohara succeeded in obtaining an order for an estate’s executor to be examined in Court over debts to be recovered from the estate.

Andrew has represented Ms Jane Rebecca Ong in her Singapore litigation matters since 2007.

SMART Law Guild

May 15th, 2019 Posted by In The News No Comment yet

Eden Law continues to harness the best-in-class legal tech offerings in order to pass on costs savings to our clients.

We were first awarded the Smart Law mark in March 2017 and joined the newly-formed Smart Law Guild on 15 May 2019 at the launch of the second phase of legal tech developments for the legal industry in Singapore – Tech-celerate for Law.