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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…)

Eden Law Celebrates International Women’s Day

March 4th, 2020 Posted by Community Events No Comment yet

International Women’s Day is on March 8 every year. It aims to honour the contribution of women to society and to bring awareness to more equitable choices to women while eliminating discrimination and societal hurdles to women.

In the same spirit, Eden Law aspires to be the premier low bono legal firm in Singapore, providing competent, affordable and effective legal aid to the underserved and disadvantaged. Our social mission is achieved through:

  1. A sliding-scale fee model based on client’s disposable income
  2. Fixed Fee arrangements
  3. Competent, effective and efficient representation

Women in disadvantaged circumstances are a core focus of our outreach and legal aid efforts. To this end, we have initiated Project LEAF with the Law Society Pro Bono Services to provide legal aid to foreign spouses in matrimonial disputes.

“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

Syariah Family Law at Seng Kang FSC

October 7th, 2019 Posted by Community Events No Comment yet

Seng Kang Family Service Centre organised a capacity building session for their caseworkers on Syariah Family Law on 3 October 2019.

Eden Law gave the caseworkers an overview of the law and process with actual case studies. We hope our outreach efforts will better equip our partners to help their clients!