DIVORCE LAW SPECIALISTS
LATEST NEWS: PKWA Law recognised as a leading family law firm for 3rd straight year at prestigious Asian Legal Business SE Asia Awards 2018
Established since 1988, PKWA Law is one of Singapore's most well known and largest family law firms, specialising in divorce law, family law, wills and probate. We are consistently named as a leading family law firm by respected legal publications. Our individual family lawers have also won accolades for their outstanding work.
Recently, our divorce lawyers won a landmark case at the Court of Appeal. This decision has been cited and followed in subsequent cases involving division of matrimonial assets.
With our reputation, you can be confident that you are hiring excellent lawyers at fees that are fixed, clear and affordable.
To read about our popular Uncontested Divorce Fixed Fee Packages that start from $1,500, please click here.
To read our Clients' Testimonials and why they highly recommend us, please click here.
Should you wsh to have a free first consultation at our office, please contact us at (65) 6854 5336.
For a third consecutive year, PKWA Law has been shortlisted for “Matrimonial & Family Law Firm of the Year” at the prestigious SE Asia Law Awards 2018 by Asian Legal Business.
Ms Dorothy Tan is nominated for "Woman Lawyer of the Year".
Lim Chong Boon and Dorothy Tan are recognised as "Leading Family and Divorce Lawyers" by Doyles Guide to Singapore Family Lawyers 2016 and 2017.
ACQ Global Award 2016 – PKWA LAW is awarded “Family Law Firm of the Year 2016.”
2016 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award: "Family Law Firm of the Year in Singapore 2016".
PKWA Law is ranked as one of Singapore’s top SME companies in the "Singapore 1000 / SME 1000 Awards” in 2017 and 2018. The Award is co-organised by DP Information Group and Ernst & Young , alongside supporting organisations ACRA, SPRING Singapore, IE Singapore, IMDA and Singapore Business Federation.
Lim Chong Boon is a recommended leading "Civil and Family Lawyer" - Global Law Experts 2015 Edition.
Lim Chong Boon is a recommended leading lawyer in the area of “Civil and Family Law” by ACQ Law Awards 2014
WHY CHOOSE US
LIM CHONG BOON
Head, PKWA Family Law
PKWA Family Law Team wins landmark case at Court of Appeal on new Singapore law for division of assets
1. REPUTABLE FAMILY LAW FIRM
PKWA Law's family lawyers are consistently recognised as leading specialist family and divorce lawyers in Singapore.
We have received awards and recognitions such as:
Our team of leading family lawyers are in a strong position to help you.
2. LEADING FAMILY LAWYERS
3. AFFORDABLE DIVORCE FEES
We provide one of the most affordable and transparent fees in Singapore.
If your divorce is amicable and uncontested, we provide affordable Uncontested Divorce Fee Packages as follows:
Read more about our affordable Uncontested Divorce Fee Packages here.
If your divorce is contested, we offer fixed fees so that you know up front exactly what your fees will be.
4. EXCELLENT CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
We consistently receive good reviews and positive feedback from our clients for delivering good results and good outcomes and our human touch.
Read why our clients highly recommend us here.
5. FAMILY LAW SPECIALISTS
Our divorce lawyers specialise exclusively in family law.
When you use us, you know that you are working with specialists in divorce law. One of the advantages of using divorce specialists is that we often obtain successful outcomes relying on our specialisation and expertise in family law.
6. OUR RECORD
Our divorce lawyers have consistently achieved positive outcomes either through litigation or settlements. Recently, our team led by Deputy Head Ms Dorothy Tan won a significant and landmark case at the Court of Appeal for the husband (Twiss, Christopher James Hans v Twiss, Yvonne Prendergast  SGCA 52). This is a landmark case that has been cited and followed in subsequent cases involving division of assets. You can read the case here.
7. FOCUS ON MEDIATION
Our approach to family law is to encourage settlements, not arguments. At PKWA Family Law, we will advise you on the most cost-effective and efficient way of proceeding with your divorce, taking your circumstances into account.
8. ONE STOP SERVICE
After the divorce is obtained, we are able to continue to work with you to transfer or sell your matrimonial property. This is because our firm is on the panel of all the banks and CPF Board.
9. THIRTY YEARS OF HISTORY
PKWA Law is an established full service Singaporean law firm with 30 years of solid reputation and more than 100 employees. We are conveniently located at HDB Hub.
PKWA Law is ranked as one of Singapore’s top SME companies in 2017 and 2018 in the “Singapore 1000 / SME 1000 Awards”. This is an annual award organised by DP Information Group and Ernst & Young and supported by IE Singapore, SPRING Singapore, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA), Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) and the Singapore Business Federation.
PKWA Law’s clients include DBS, UOB, OCBC, Maybank, StanChart, HSBC and CPF Board.
We are a law firm trusted by many.
10. FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION
We offer a free first consultation at our office with our family lawyers. Please contact us at 6854-5336 or email us to set up your free first consultation.
CLEAR & TRANSPARENT FEES
Our fees are simple & easy to understand
Uncontested Divorce - 2 Fixed Fee Packages:
A POPULAR SERVICE
CONTESTED DIVORCE FEES
If your divorce is contested, we offer Family Law Fixed Fees so that you know up front exactly what your fees will be.
DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW HEAD
Our experienced and dedicated team of family lawyers is led by:
LIM CHONG BOON
Head of PKWA Family Law
Tel: +65 6854-5336
Lim Chong Boon is an experienced matrimonial and divorce lawyer in Singapore with more than 25 years’ litigation experience. He is recognised by Doyle's Guide to Singapore Family Lawyers as a Leading Family and Divorce Lawyer.
Chong Boon started his practice at Allen & Gledhill, where he had the privilege of working directly under some of Singapore's best lawyers.
He now has more than 25 years of experience in the Singapore courts. Chong Boon's areas of practice include family and divorce law, probate, commercial litigation, company law, construction litigation, corporate debt recovery, directors and shareholders' disputes, employment law, intellectual property, immigration matters, insolvency, landlord and tenant disputes, and property disputes. He has been involved in several high profile cases involving very substantial claims.
Chong Boon is the Head of our Family Law Department, one of the largest family law practice in Singapore.
Chong Boon is recommended by Global Law Experts 2015 edition as someone who “is valued by clients in civil and family law matters for his knowledge and experience in the law” and for being “practical and street wise.”
He is also highly recommended as a leading and reputable divorce and family lawyer by Global Law Experts as “a good listener”, able to“cut through the issues quickly”. He is known “to favour mediation over litigation in divorce matters, but will litigate aggressively in court.”
Chong Boon frequently appears in the High Court, the State Court and the Family Court. Some of his reported cases include Fornet Enterprise Co Ltd vs Howell Universal Pte Ltd & others [ 2006] 2 SLR 349;  SGHC 33 and OCM Opportunities Fund II, LP and others vs PT Indah Kiat Pulp and Paper Corporation  SGHC 73.
Some of the cases he has handled in PKWA Law include:
Commercial & Civil Cases
advising the leading global operator of water services in employment matters and general corporate advice for its Asia Pacific office.
acting for a government statutory board in property disputes and to obtain possession of property from errant tenants.
acting for all 8 defendants to successfully defend a US$27 million multi cause of action claim for breach of contract, breach of agency and conspiracy to defraud. The matter reached the Court of Appeal which upheld Chong Boon's arguments.
acting for one of the largest property agency companies in Singapore in an action against some of its former employees and agents for poaching its staff and for breach of contract.
defending former students in a defamation suit brought by a well- known options trading trainer.
acting for a US listed MNC in litigation over the construction of a wafer fab plant in Singapore.
acting for DBS Bank in the recovery of credit card and housing loans.
acting for the Nominee in the successful seeking of bankruptcy protection under the Bankruptcy Act for two directors of a Singapore listed company. This allowed the directors to resolve and restructure their personal liabilities of about $51 million arising out of corporate guarantees they had executed in connection with the debts of the company.
advising a major international hotel hotel chain in their dispute against their Singapore landlord.
acting in the Singapore High Court in litigation with an international construction and engineering company over the construction of a plant. The case was one of the first in Singapore to involve electronic discovery of documents stored in servers.
Chong Boon has previously served two terms in the Council of the Law Society of Singapore and has chaired and served on several sub committees of the Law Society.
He is also a Commissioner for Oaths.
Appointed by the Chief Justice to the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society of Singapore for two year terms (2013 to 2015, 2015 to 2017, 2017 to 2019)
Elected as Council Member of the Law Society of Singapore (1993 to 1996)
Past committee member of Civil Practice Committee, Law Society of Singapore
Past Chairman of Sports Committee, Law Society of Singapore
Commissioner for Oaths
Appointed as Assigned lawyer with the Legal Aid Bureau, Ministry of Law
Past Tutor, Practice Law Course of the Board of Legal Education - Family Law, Civil Procedure, Insolvency and Bankruptcy
Member, Law Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Academy of Law
DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW TEAM
Our experienced and dedicated team of family lawyers comprises of the following:
Deputy Head of PKWA Family Law
Tel: +65 6854 3475
Dorothy Tan is consistently recognised by legal publications and by her peers as a leading family lawyer. She is much sought after by clients for her tremendous hard work and expertise.
Dorothy has received the following accolades:
Dorothy regularly receives exceptional client feedback.
One client commended her for her “faith, knowledge and determination”. Another client wrote that Dorothy's “judgements and ability to steer the various proceedings were absolutely critical. I was able to give you my full trust. You have certainly made a lasting impact, one which I will not forget.”
Dorothy is well liked and respected by her peers. She has always held leadership positions, including being elected as Law Club President at the Law Faculty, National University of Singapore. She is currently the Deputy Head of our Family Law Department.
1. Dorothy was engaged by a client (the husband) to be the lead counsel in a complex and difficult case involving the division of multi-million dollar assets. The case was heard before a court of 3 Appellate Judges at Singapore's highest court, the Court of Appeal. Dorothy won the appeal and that decision has become one of the most important cases in Singapore divorce law because the Court of Appeal reaffirmed and summarized the new Singapore law on division of matrimonial assets  SGCA 52].
2. Dorothy's Court of Appeal case is now a landmark case in Singapore on division of matrimonial assets and has been subsequently cited and followed by the Singapore Courts in such cases as Zhou Lijie v Wang Chengxiang  SGHC 316; TIG v TIH  SGHCF 12; TME v TMF  SGHCF 6 ; THL v THM  SGHCF 11 ; TNL v TNK  SGCA 15 and UBD v UBE  SGHCF 14.
3. Dorothy successfully represented the mother in a bitter custody battle over her 2 children. The High Court awarded our client care and control and ordered the father to hand over the children within 7 days or face contempt action. The case took 3 years and involved over 2,000 pages of court documents.
4. Dorothy successfully represented the father and won for him care and control of the children. She also got for him a greater share of the matrimonial assets.
Dorothy is a contributor / author for Lexis Practical Guidance – Family Law Module.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
"I turned to Dorothy to assist me where all others had failed. I had four previous lawyers, who either dismissed me, took easy options, or ignored the facts of my case. In desperation to seek justice, and in my hour of need, I was recommended to PKWA. Dorothy Tan LISTENED to my case, and worked tirelessly over the holidays and weekends to meet impossible deadlines. A very upsetting and stressful time but I will be forever grateful as Dorothy believed in my case and sought a fair and just resolution against insurmountable odds. At every juncture, Dorothy provided realistic, honest assessments and I proceeded based on her recommendations. If Dorothy and her team decides to champion your cause, you should consider yourself very fortunate." - Christopher Twiss.
"All of you show me that genuine great lawyers exist. Many more people out there who deserve justice ought to know you." - Ms K
"I have no hesitation in recommending PKWA and Dorothy to anyone looking for competent, knowledgeable, sympathetic, and efficient representation." - Bjorn Vang Jansen
LOW JIN LIANG
Tel: +65 6854 3283
Email : email@example.com
Low Jin Liang was named as one of "Singapore’s Most Influential Lawyers Under 40 Old" by Singapore Business Review. Jin Liang was selected from a list of almost a hundred nominees based on thought leadership, influence, and success.
Jin Liang graduated from King's College London (United Kingdom) with a 2nd Upper Honours degree. After he was called to the Singapore Bar, he worked as a banking and finance lawyer at one of Singapore’s largest firms. His work experience includes:
1. Acting for major banks and financiers such as DBS, UOB, OCBC, Bank Central Asia, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, MG Leasing Corporation, Showa Leasing Co. Ltd and borrowers in financing and re-financing transactions for construction projects, cross border finance lease transactions and floor stock facilities.
2. Acting for YTL Power Seraya to advise and negotiate on all its ISDA documentation for FX and commodities transactions.
3. Acting for major banks, such as Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, OCBC, UOB and DBS on banking and finance transactions in Myanmar and advising on regulatory and compliance requirement under Myanmar law in relation to grant of offshore loans and grant of security in Myanmar by foreign banks.
4. Acting for the Laguna, Banyan Tree and Angsana group in the development of the largest fully-integrated resort in Vietnam and in the sale of resort units and villas for investment and residential purposes in Vietnam.
5. Acting for reputable clients on investments/joint ventures in Vietnam and Myanmar, including for Sembcorp Development in a joint venture for the development of the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in Binh Duong province of Vietnam, for Keppel Land in the development of various residential plots in Vietnam and for Mitsubishi Corporation in a US$200 million joint venture for the investment of an integrated food business in Myanmar.
Jin Liang specialises in divorce cases with complex financial issues, including division of assets.
Low Jin Liang speaks English, Chinese and Malay.
Jin Liang is the author of an article "Dividing Matrimonial Assets - A Just and Equitable Future."
Jin Liang is a contributor / author for Lexis Practical Guidance – Family Law Module.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
"You are such a diligent, responsive and caring lawyer; you have shown your professional work and handled my case successfully. I just want to express my deepest thanks for everything" - Mr Tony Tang
"I will like to thank you for the help you rendered to me. I felt very at ease with the case in your hand compared to the other lawyer I engaged before you. Professionally and on a personal level, I felt you have provided me great help and advice" - L
"I would like to thank you for all your professional advise and your precious time ! With your help, my case was closed happily." - Ms N
Tel: +65 6854 3288
Daniel is an executive director in the Conveyancing and Property department. He has 23 years of legal experience. Daniel assists the team in property related issues arising from a divorce and complicated cases involving multi-million division of assets.
Daniel was a lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic from 1995 to 2000. He is the author of Non-Contentious Probate Practice in Singapore, a probate practice handbook for legal practitioners in Singapore.
Jessica is a graduate of Bristol University.
Jessica gets many referrals from her existing clients because of her humble, friendly and down to earth nature. She is very successful in mediation and negotiations, saving her clients precious time and money.
When dealing with contentious divorce cases, Jessica's calm and non-judgmental personality helps parties to be reasonable and cordial to each other, and this often helps parties to reach a settlement.
Jessica specialises in contested and uncontested divorces and deals with a wide range of family and divorce issues such as:
a. children custody issues.
b. division of matrimonial assets.
c. maintenance for wife and children.
d. prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
e. Deed of Separation.
Jessica is bilingual in English and Mandarin.
Jessica is a contributor / author for Lexis Practical Guidance – Family Law Module.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“I am extremely grateful to you and Jessica Chow for your help. Thank you for all your efforts to help my children and me get justice and the outcome we deserve.” – Madam G.
Tel: +65 6854 3062
Sheila Cheng has a Masters of Law (LLM) from the National University of Singapore. She also has a 2nd Upper Class Honours from the University of Bristol.
She recognizes the importance of making sure that her clients understand the legal process, the options available, and have a voice in the outcome.
Sheila advises on the following areas of family law:
As a student, Sheila volunteered as a writer at the Meet the People’s sessions at Holland - Bukit Timah GRC. Outside of work, Sheila also frequently travels to Thailand to do volunteer work with children.
Sheila is bilingual in English and Mandarin.
TAN RUI FEN
Rui Fen is a family law specialist.
Rui Fen concentrates her practice exclusively in the area of family law where she represents clients in all matters of family law, including divorce, division of assets, asset tracing, children custody and maintenance.
Rui Fen’s significant areas of family and matrimonial law work include:
Outside of work, Rui Fen volunteers with the Singapore Children Society’s Appropriate Adult Scheme for Young Suspects. She is bilingual in English and Chinese.
Charlene specialises in family law. She is a skilled negotiator and strong advocate. Her significant areas of work include:
CARMELITA MIKI KWEK
Miki's practice includes advising clients on family law disputes including contested and uncontested divorces, wills and probate. She also advises on adoptions, Mental Capacity Act and division of matrimonial assets.
Miki speaks fluent Chinese (Mandarin), having lived in Shanghai for several years.
The Probate team I was assigned to is reliable, provides excellent service and always on-the-ball. Got my letters of administration in about a month with no hiccups!
Special mention to Mr Firdaus who never fails to address my emails and calls patiently and promptly. Mr Firdaus is a great asset to the firm.
PKWA is definitely a recommended professional service firm, and I would highly engage the firm in future when the need arises. Thanks again!
8 May 2018
"My entire matter has been sticky and difficult to handle from day 1 but the team from PKWA has been patient and supportive throughout the entire journey and they have my utmost gratitude and appreciation of their dedication and professionalism.
Mr Low Jin Liang and Ms Tan Rui Fen have journeyed with me throughout the process and given me much valuable support and advice to resolve my matter. I am glad to have them. Thank you once again."
"Thank you so much for your the wonderful team effort and I can proudly say that we are very satisfied with the teams great effort for the past 6 months from Jessica, Miki and of course one of the most hardworking executive that I have met, Jason.
Really grateful and thank you for all your help. "
10 May 2018
"Dear Jin Liang, Miki and Helen
I want to thank you for all your support and help in this matter. I am so grateful to have you by my side. I was overwhelmed and I was lost when I suddenly became a defendant. I cannot imagine how to go through this most difficult time without your assistance, time, and effort. I greatly appreciate your help with my case. Life should move on!
Thanks once again for your time and patience to listening to my story and guiding me through this process. I wish you all continued success in your practice."
All the best,
4 April 2018
"I am very pleased with PKWA Family Law. My matter was handled very well. It was stress free & the fees were fixed, which gave me a lot of comfort.
From the first free consultation, I could see that PKWA Law has an enormous amount of experience and ethics. I first saw Mr Lim and Ms Chow They guided me and were very professional and knowledgeable. What I especially like is that they told me what I could get and could not get. When I wanted to take a certain approach, Mr Lim told me not to spend money unnecessary as he felt I won’t succeed. He was very frank and honest and it is refreshing to see that he charged a much lower fee instead of charging a higher fee to fight an impossible case.
The commitment of the lawyers and support staff to my case was outstanding."
"Having the PKWA law family team to handle my personal and family matters really put my mind at ease. Mr Lim and his secretary, Jane, displayed the utmost efficiency and professionalism when explaining legal matters and jargon.
I will definitely recommend PKWA to anyone who needs legal assistance. Furthermore, fees were reasonable."
9 March 2018
Once again, I would like to express my most sincere gratitude for your effort and professionalism to my case."
8 Feb 2018
"Hi Jin Liang,
I will like to thank you for the help you rendered to me. I felt very at ease with the case in your hand compared to the other lawyer I engaged before you.
It is easy to be overwhelmed with negative emotions after getting antagonized by the other party. I am glad you weighed the consequence for me at the family court. Otherwise I might have considered contesting which might incurred in a bigger financial loss and definitely a waste of time for something insignificant.
Professionally and on a personal level, I felt you have provided me great help and advice."
23 January 2018
"Hi Mr. Low,
Divorce is the most difficult path in my life; it was so scary and full of uncertainties. Initially, I was very upset and lost my mind becoming so stressful but you have given me the right direction and made that journey much easier to bear.
You are such a diligent, responsive and caring lawyer; you have shown your professional works and handled my case successfully.
I just want to express my deepest thanks for everything. I am appreciative to you and your team who have finally relieved me of all those months of stress."
6 January 2018
"Thank you for making it simple and hassle free. I am so thankful that I got so much help from the team.
The advice from Dorothy was precise to the point that every approach was timed and taken correctly. I will definitely recommend PKWA LAW and Dorothy Tan to people who needed help like I do.
Thank you PKWA LAW, DOROTHY and The Team!"
7 December 2017
"It is great to engage PKWA as they handled matters professionally, are fast and reliable. Matters are communicated in simple and easy-to-understand terms minus the legal jargon." - Probate matter.
Leng Hwa Maria Low
6 Nov 2017
"PKWA Law represented me in my recent divorce, which was eventually resolved amicably and satisfactorily. Dorothy Tan and her team were a tremendous support throughout this stressful process.
I have no hesitation in recommending PKWA and Dorothy to anyone looking for competent, knowledgeable, sympathetic, and efficient representation."
Bjorn Vang Jansen
6 November 2017
“Dear Mr Low, Thank you once again with your great effort. It is not easy ...... but we did it.”
17 September 2017
"I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Dorothy Tan who represented me during my divorce proceeding.
Her calm demeanour, professional approach and honest advice engendered confidence in me throughout this painfully difficult period of my life. I always felt comfortable working with Dorothy, knowing that my best interests were being served, and am very satisfied with the final outcome of the divorce settlement.
I strongly recommend Dorothy if you need an outstanding divorce legal counsel.”
17 September 2017
"I am glad that this case has came to a closure with a judgement that is righteous.
I greatly appreciated your help, encouragement and guidance during this proceedings.
And, to the PKWA team, my heartfelt thanks to Jane, Mr. Lim and to you for all the support given to me.
My contentment is beyond words."
"I would like to express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude for your patience, your timely and sound advice during this very difficult period."
"Thanks for the great support by you and the PKWA team to resolve the case. It is big relief to me that it is resolved now. Looking back, I think the route/strategy that we chose was the correct one. Thank you for that."
31 May 2017
“You listened and added the “human touch and heart.”
31 May 2017
Card entitled: “With Sincere Thanks.”
11 April 2017
"Dear Mr Lim,
My sincere thanks from the bottom of my heart!
From the day one I met you, you gave me an advice professionally and clearly. Along the way, you showed your professionalism with your long experience to help me to go through my difficult times. Your advice were invaluable and made me contented. Till the end of case, you never stopped giving me advice to continue my life. I was fortunate to have met you. Thank you so much Mr Lim.
Dear Mr Low,
You are extremely smart and superb negotiator.
Thank you so much for your timely and tireless work. Without you, I wouldn’t be able to go through this dark tunnel. You earned my trust and respect. Thank you so much Mr Low."
11 April 2017
Thank you so very much for the resolving the matters quickly. I am really glad that it's over finally, at one point I thought things will never end.
I am really glad that I don't have to pay for any maintenance monthly. Thanks again for tolerating many questions and dealing with some of my anxiety at times.
Thanks again and great job !"
"Hi Mr Low,
I had collected my court order today. I would like to thank you for all your professional advise and your precious time ! With your help, my case was closed happily.
I really appreciated what you had done for me and my children. My children much happier. Wish you all the best. Thank you!”
16 February 2017
"I turned to Dorothy to assist me where all others had failed. I had four previous lawyers, who either dismissed me, took easy options, or ignored the facts of my case. In desperation to seek justice, and in my hour of need, I was recommended to PKWA.
Dorothy Tan LISTENED to my case, and worked tirelessly over the holidays and weekends to meet impossible deadlines.
A very upsetting and stressful time but I will be forever grateful as Dorothy believed in my case and sought a fair and just resolution against insurmountable odds.
At every juncture, Dorothy provided realistic, honest assessments and I proceeded based on her recommendations.
If Dorothy and her team decides to champion your cause, you should consider yourself very fortunate."
16 February 2017
Note by PKWA: Dorothy Tan successfully represented Mr Twiss in the landmark Court of Appeal case of Twiss, Christopher James Hans v Twiss, Yvonne Prendergast  SGCA 52.
24 January 2017
"Dear Mr Lim
I am very happy with the results. At least for now I can relax abit about my child and my future.
A very big thank you to you and your team for the excellent work!"
24 January 2017
24 January 2017
"I was at a loss when the first lawyer firm that handled my divorce informed me on the court day itself that they gave up after 4 months of preparation. It was a huge setback and suddenly I have doubts that I will ever get the maintenance the court awarded me.
I chanced upon PKWA LAW after I had dried my tears. They seem to know their stuff well. We met about 4 times. Mr Lim and Ms Dorothy took time to listen and assured me it can be done.
We started everything all over again. Within 3 months, I got what that was deemed impossible! Knowing that with the order I can now proceed to the next step comforts us tremendously.
Thank you! Your team made a difference in our lives."
24 January 2017
25 November 2016
"Dear Mr Lim,
Thanks very much to you and your team for all your support and great work!
You have obtained the best possible outcome for my Daughter, myself and my family. We could not ask for more.
We are truly glad. that this is behind us now and we can move on with our lives peacefully. Many thanks."
25 November 2016
"Dear Mr Lim and Dorothy,
I collected the Cert of Final Judgement today. I can't tell you how relieved I feel right now.
Thank you so much for your effort and assistance in handling my case. I recognise it has been a long, arduous few years, and I sincerely appreciate your tenacity and professionalism."
15 September 2016
"Hi and good morning Chong Boon,
I had wanted to drop you and Jessica an email last night.
Thank you both for your support, advice, words of wisdom, and counselling. The initial step to divorce is not easy, scary, and fraught with uncertainties, but you have both made that journey all that much easier to bear. Things could not have turned out any better. In fact, the wife called me after we left PKWA to go for a drink and we shared a good light-hearted moment – something that we had not done for a long time.
So thank you both for all that you had done; it was more than just a divorce. You helped my wife and I find resolution, peace, confidence, happiness, and even friendship. These are things that money cannot buy and the future looks so much brighter.
Thanks also for your kind words and best wishes. I wish you and Jessica all the very best too.
15 September 2016
14 July 2016
"Dear Mr Lim, Dorothy,
I just want to drop you a line to say my heartfelt thanks for everything, and directing me in the right direction.
All of you show me that genuine great lawyers exist. Many more people out there who deserve justice ought to know you.
May God bless you!
Thank you so much,"
2 July 2016
"Dear Mr Lim,
I would like to express my gratitude for your effort and dedication to my case.
Through your effective leadership and experiences, you have indeed gathered a great team of lawyers and Mr Low Jin Liang is one of them. He is a professional, diligent and caring lawyer, who have worked successfully on my behalf. He was patient and responded to all of my questions including some stupid ones. I can really feel that he has my best interests foremost in his mind.
I am grateful to you and your team who have finally relieved me of all those years of stress."
2 July 2016
20 June 2016
"Hi Jin Liang,
Hope all is well at your end.
Many thanks for your help all this while.
Great thanks for the encouragement, support and I’m glad that I’ve been granted sole custody of my children. I fought bravely at the court counselling though I was not confident as the belief is that the Court usually encourages joint custody. As I fought, I trembled. And I’m glad I had fought.
It was good that you were calm, gave me time and reason to cool down and ultimately got me the settlement I want.
Hi, Chong Boon,
I still can recall the day when I first came to see you with my brother in your office. That time, I was lost and helpless, had gone to seek legal aid, enquired with HDB, communicated with the EC developer, went to seek advice from MP. Yet, I was still lost, no direction, don’t know how to move on, where to get an answer. I was afraid of losing the EC.
The advice you gave me, the confidence in you, … I am glad that now all is sorted out with regard to the divorce and the ancillaries. I am glad I got to keep the EC.
Thanks a lot, Chong Boon.
Please take care."
"I wanted to express my gratitude for your efforts and dedication for my case. It was quite a long and upsetting process. I am grateful to you that you took all the stress and restored everything out for me. Your faith, knowledge and determination were something that solves my worries.
16 June 2016
"Dear Mr Lim, Dorothy, Jane,
Just want to say thank you for all the support you have given me through this period. Your patience and tireless efforts is very much appreciated.
Mr Lim, I’m grateful to have met you at PKWA. All the faith and trust placed in you and your team has certainly not let me down. Your words of encouragement at critical points were all that I needed. The storm has finally passed.
Dorothy, a big thank you for all the support, guidance and recommendations you have given me. Your judgements and ability to steer the various proceedings were absolutely critical. I was able to give you my full trust. You have certainly made a lasting impact, one which I will not forget. Thank you.
Jane, thank you for always being there too. It’s very nice to see you every time I visit the office, knowing you’re also there to support me if I ever needed anything.
I’m very glad to have met you all. Wish you all the very best, and may you continue to help others."
16 June 2016
Card entitled : Thanks and a Note of appreciation
29 April 2016
"Hi Jin Liang
Thumbs up on your professionalism & client-oriented service. Your positive attitude is awesome. Explanation on the PPO process & work resulting in the estimated quote given is clear. The brief advice is helpful too.
Met other staff at PKWA, polite and helpful. Will definitely come back to PKWA for other legal matters in the future."
29 April 2016
"Dear Mr Lim
I cannot thank you enough for bringing this case to an expeditious conclusion. I was most struck by your deep empathy and genuine sincerity you showed while at the same time ensuring high standards of professionalism. I am amazed that although you must handle many such cases each day, you still manage to give it a personal touch and that had meant a lot to me. I deeply value the advice you gave me as well as the words of encouragement to keep me going.
Once again, thank you for all your help and even as I move on, I will forever be grateful to you for the difference you have made in my life."
27 January 2016
(Translated from Mandarin)
"Dear Mr Lim,
My English is not very good, hence I am writing a letter to you in Chinese.
I am extremely grateful to you and your lawyers Jessica Chow, Jane Ng for your help. Thank you for all your efforts to help my children and me get justice and the outcome we deserve.
If not for all your help, my children and I would not know what to do. Amidst the practicality of society, there are very few lawyers who are willing to fight for justice and extend a helping hand to others in the private sector. Especially lawyers like yourself who put it so much effort to help my children and I obtain a PPO and the divorce.
My children, family members and I sincerely thank you for your help. This journey has not been easy.
Wishing you and your employees a Happy Chinese New Year, and that all things will go in your favour."
27 January 2016
22 October 2015
"Dear Mr Lim,
I have recently received the judgment from the Family Courts for my divorce case. Finally!! From a seemingly hopeless scenario when I first turned up at PKWA Law, it is a ruling that is truly way, way beyond what I could expect, or even dared dream!
I can truly & positively testify that PKWA Law is certainly one of the best, if not the best, legal firms here and will not hesitate to highly recommend it to anybody in need.
Please allow me to express my heart-felt, sincere thanks to Ms Dorothy Tan and Mr Tan. Not only has Mr Tan been working extra hard and diligently on my case, he has also shown himself to be always very professional in his work. Talking to Ms Dorothy during those occasions when we met in your office always left me with positive feelings and renewed confidence in how my case was being dealt with and progressing.
I feel very honoured and privileged to have pictures taken with such great yet humble professionals as Ms Dorothy Tan & Mr Tan! Well Done!!
Once again, thank you for the great job done by your team in PKWA Law.
I truly am one very, very happy and satisfied client."
22 October 2015
"We always have faith that we will be well taken care of since the day we entrusted our case to you. And it has proven that we made the right decision.
Thank you very much for the hard work from you and your team."
"Just to give our feedback that Jane has been so wonderfully attentive to my mother. She's fantastic helper and very dedicated to what she's doing!
Lawyer Lim Chong Boon also went the extra mile to help us.
Thanks to you and your teams in PKWA!"
WILL & PROBATE
SINGAPORE WILLS AND PROBATE LAWYER
Protect your loves ones by making a Will. When you make a Will, you create certainty about who will inherit your estate and who should manage it.
Probate and Letters of Administration
Our team of experienced and dedicated probate lawyers, supported by a team of professional legal executives, have an extensive and varied experience in advising and obtaining Grants of Probate (where there is a will) and Letters of Administration (where there is no will).
What does a probate lawyer in Singapore do?
When a person dies, someone needs to collect all his assets and distribute them to the beneficiaries. The probate lawyer will apply to court to get you a Grant of Probate (where the person dies with a will) or Letters of Administration (where the person dies without a will) to enable the rightful person to collect the deceased’s assets and to distribute them in accordance with the will or in accordance with the Intestate Succession Act.
To put it simply, the probate lawyer’s main job is to help family members to obtain a Grant of Probate (where there is a will) or Letters of Administration (where there is no will). These are simply court orders that identifies the rightful person to collect the deceased’s assets and to distribute them. As an example, if the deceased has a bank account, the bank will need to see this court order to satisfy themselves that they are dealing with the rightful party.
Because of our vast experience, we normally are able to complete obtaining the grant of probate or letters of administration in 1 to 2 months for most cases.
Call our Family Law, Probate and Wills team at tel: 6854-5336 for any further questions.
Below you will find useful information on probate matters.
1. What happens when a person dies and leaves behind a property that belongs to him/her?
A person, known either as an 'executor' or an 'administrator', has to be appointed by the Court to take charge of the deceased person's property (collectively known as his 'estate').
If there is a will that has been made by the deceased person, it will contain details of the appointment of an 'executor' to take charge of the estate as appointed by the deceased person.
If there is no will made by the deceased person, an appointment of a person known as an 'administrator' will be appointed to take charge of the estate. This administrator is usually one of the next-of-kin of the deceased.
In order for such persons to be recognised legally as the executor or administrator of the deceased person's estate, applications have to be made for 'Probate' or 'Letters of Administration' respectively.
2. What does a 'Grant of Probate' mean?
It is a court order authorising an executor, appointed by the deceased person under his Will, to administer his estate according to the directions contained in his Will.
3. What are Letters of Administration?
It is a court order authorising a person(s) to administer the estate of the deceased person in accordance with the law.
4. Who can apply for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration?
Grant of Probate
Only the executor(s) named in the Will of the deceased may apply for the Grant of Probate.
Letters of Administration
In the case of Letters of Administration, any of the deceased person's family members is entitled to apply to be appointed as an administrator. However, the law gives priority to certain members of the family over others, depending on the marital status of the deceased person and his/her family's composition.
For example, if the deceased person was single, his surviving parents will have the priority over his brothers and sisters to be the administrators; or if the deceased person was married with children, his spouse will have priority over the children to be the administrator.
The law also requires that at least 2 administrators be appointed where there are one or more minor beneficiaries. A 'minor beneficiary' refers to any person below 21 years of age who has a share in the estate. This is to protect the minor beneficiary's interest in the estate.
by Lim Chong Boon - Head, Family & Divorce Law, PKWA Law
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