Key Amendments to the Women’s Charter – Part 2 Enforcement of Orders Relating to Children and Other Amendments –

Key Amendments to the Women’s Charter – Part 2 Enforcement of Orders Relating to Children and Other Amendments- This article is written by Nur Shukrina Bte Abdul Salam, an intern of OTP Law Corporation and Emelia Kwa, an associate of OTP Law Corporation This article is Part 2 of an article on the Key Amendments to the Women Charter. You can read Part 1 here.  III. Enforcement of Custody Orders and Child Access Orders Post-divorce, parties may encounter problems relating to custody, care and control, and child access. Since the Circuit Breaker in Singapore, some parents who were granted access to their children realised that their spouses who were granted care and control, had used the pandemic as an excuse…

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Pros & Cons of Online Mediation (Part 1)

Pros & cons of online mediation(Part 1) By PracticeForte advisory affiliates Christian von Baumbach & Susan Tay Cons of online mediation If you are reading this article, then you are likely already a believer of mediation? Perhaps have heard enough good things about mediation to want to understand more?Nonetheless, it is still worthwhile to laud mediation. It is after all, THE modern, flexible, and effective process for solving disputes and making joint decisions in important matters. Through mediation, family members, colleagues, business partners – basically everybody who has an interest in respectful cooperative relationships - can potentially have meaningful discussions, gain a better understanding of each other’s perspectives and regain mutual trust. The goal of each mediation should always be…

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Therapeutic Justice in Family Cases –The Mediator (Part 4)

Therapeutic Justice in Family Cases :The Mediator (Part 4) By Susan Tay, Co-Founder of PracticeForte and Founder of OTP Law CorporationThis is the 4th part of a series on therapeutic justice and how it may be applied in family cases in Singapore. You may read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here.In these parts, we dealt 1stly with how the essence of Therapeutic Justice for family cases is in the healing. The next parts involve the perspectives and roles of the different players involved and they are namely, The Lawyer, The Accountant and in this article, The Mediator.In the context of these articles, family cases will be restricted to divorces and the issues arising out of a divorce…

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Therapeutic Justice in Family Cases – The Accountant (Part 3)

Therapeutic Justice In Family Cases : Forensic Accountants (Part 3) By PracticeForte Advisory Affiliate Shirley Tay of 10.10 Consultants Pte Ltd.Law, divorce, litigation, suits --- nobody would ever consider these circumstances ‘therapeutic’. These terms are more likely to induce stress, anger, fights, arguments, disputes and many other negative emotions. So how did the concept of Therapeutic Jurisprudence [or “TJ”] come to be, what role does therapy play in the judiciary, and how can accountants adopt TJ in their work?TJ takes into account the emotional and psychological impact the law has on parties involved. At its core, TJ offers an interdisciplinary, non-adversarial approach, using law as a potential therapeutic agent, where a team of key players come together to assist a…

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