Mathea Lim

MATHEA LIM Specialist Family Lawyer Tel: +65 6854-3062 Email: mathealim@pkwalaw.com Website: https://www.pkwalaw.com/mathea-lim.html Areas of Practice Appeal cases Family Law Divorce Child Custody and Access Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements Division of matrimonial assets Scholarships Awarded Distinction for Part B Family Law Course 2019 LexisNexis Family Law Prize December 2018 – awarded to the top student in Family Law (NUS…

Prenuptial Agreement Fees from $2,500

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS IN SINGAPORE – FROM $2500 The rule in Singapore is that while a prenuptial agreement is always subject to judicial scrutiny, the courts will give it careful consideration and it may even be a decisive factor in the decision. A prenuptial agreement is essentially a contract entered into between spouses before their marriage. This…

Maintenance for Spouse & Children

MAINTENANCE FOR WIFE & CHILDREN The Court of Appeal has in ATE v ATD recently laid down three broad guiding principles as to when nominal maintenance may or may not be awarded. Divorce and Maintenance for Wife and Children – Under Singapore law, a man can be ordered to pay maintenance to his wife or former…

Family Violence

PERSONAL PROTECTION ORDERS AND FAMILY VIOLENCE If you are facing family violence, you can apply for a Personal Protection Order (“PPO”) restraining the person against whom the order is made from using family violence.  If you are facing family violence, you can apply for a Personal Protection Order (“PPO”) restraining the person against whom the…

Division of Matrimonial Assets

FACTORS FOR DIVISION OF MATRIMONIAL ASSETS The court will not automatically divide the matrimonial assets “half and half”. The court will make an order to divide the matrimonial assets in such proportions as it thinks is “just and equitable”. Under section 112 of the Women’s Charter, the court will have to divide the matrimonial assets…

Deed of Separation from $1,500

DEED OF SEPARATION FROM $1500 NETT DO I NEED A DEED OF SEPARATION? What is the difference between Divorce and a Deed of Separation? Divorce is the legal process when you legally end your marriage. Sometimes, a married couple may not want to divorce yet but wish to live separately from each other as a…

Custody, Care & Control

CUSTODY, CARE AND CONTROL OF CHILDREN It is more common for the Family Justice Court to appoint a Child Representative or to call for certain types of Reports to enable the judge to make an informed decision about custody battles. A common question asked in cases involving care and control of children is this –…

Child Adoption Fees from $3,500

Are you eligible to adopt a child? Under Singapore’s Adoption of Child Act, both married couples and singles can adopt a child. However, if you are a single male, you will not be allowed to adopt a girl unless special circumstances exist. In addition, you must be: A citizen or resident of Singapore At least 25 years…