The Road to Second Parent Adoption – Aided by the EU-ASEAN Connect

The Road to Second Parent Adoption – aided by the EU-ASEAN Connect By Wan Cheng Chan All families are different.  Unfortunately, not all families are equal.When Elo and I met more than 9 years ago, we fell in love. Just like any other couple, we had dreams of starting a family one day and growing old together.As two women from two different countries, we knew that our chosen life journey was not going to be easy.  After fighting for our families to accept us, jumping through administrative hurdles to secure our marital and legal status, we were finally ready to have a child together.However, if there was one thing that we had not expected on this journey to becoming a…

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Therapeutic Justice in Family Cases: The Mediation Advocate (Part 5)

Therapeutic Justice in Family Cases: The Mediation Advocate -Part 5 By Susan Tay, Co-Founder of PracticeForte & OTP Law Corporation.This is the 5th 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  and Part 4 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  and they are namely, The Lawyer, The Accountant, The Mediator and in this article, The Mediation Advocate.Family cases will be restricted to divorces and the issues arising out of a divorce. These issues…

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The Future of Family Practice

the future of family practice This article was first published in Law Gazette, an official publication of The Law Society of Singapore. By Rajan Chettiar, PracticeForte Advisory Affiliate“You are too nice,” he said. “How do you want me to be at a mediation?” I replied. “I am worried,” he said. I had given an assessment of the outcome at the mediation to him. “If you are worried, I cannot do anything for you,” I replied. This is an exchange I had with a client recently who wanted adversarial conduct during a mediation.If being non-adversarial is a cause for complaint in family proceedings, then we cannot fault lawyers who are litigious during mediation or in Family Court proceedings. The complaints of lawyers’…

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The Life Cycle Of A Start-Up: From Cradle To Grave (Part 1)

The Life Cycle Of A Start-Up: From Cradle To Grave (Part 1) Article by: Lim Seng Siew of OTP Law Corporation This articles was first published on www.otp.sg The Start-up and the LawyerThe life journey of a start-up is fraught with much uncertainties. Where is the next round of funding coming from? How do I make sure that I am complying with the law when I employ my first employees? Is the area of business that I want to get into regulated? Am I fair to my new investors without being unfair to my employees and my initial investors? In a series of articles, we hope to help you answer some of these and other questions. As a start-up, we understand that cash is often…

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Adopting Work-From-Home For Your Company? These Singapore Government Grants Can Help

Adopting Work-From-Home For Your Company? These Singapore Government Grants Can Help Article by PracticeForte Advisory Affiliate Shirley Tay We’re exactly two weeks away from the end of Singapore’s Circuit Breaker [CB] period. While we wait to see what semblance of social life we may regain come 2 June 2020, I’m certain the government wants companies to climb back into the business cycle so we can recover from the economic shock that the COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed. Meanwhile, working from home [WFH] looks to be a big part of our new normal, and to that end, most businesses should be able to tap on two government grants to implement such arrangements. I’ve shared the same with my clients, most if not…

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CCB Time Capsule

These photos were taken and shared by PracticeForte Advisory affiliates,family and friends during the Covid 19 circuit breaker period and beyond. Neighborhood love. My city kampung Taking time out to organize stamps Taking time out to look at stamp collection Covid bike #staysafe don't go out Bearing Fruit Keep looking up! Back to office On the ride to office Empty shells left by baby Robins, Mt Emily Singapore Spanish omelette breakfast Feasting the spectacular view from the ofiice pantry Lunch bowl, black and white Our 100th Photo! She bloom right on time, June 1st! Today, Practiceforte joins all of Singapore in exiting this unusual time of circuit breaker with the sharing of our 100th CB post.In the 2 months when…

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