PKWA Family Lawyer Lim Chong Boon comments in the Straits Times article titled Family Justice Courts launch cheaper and faster way for users to file applications

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Head of Family Law of PKWA Law Practice Lim Chong Boon comments in the Straits Times article titled “Family Justice Courts launch cheaper and faster way for users to file applications”

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Head of Family Law of PKWA Law Practice Lim Chong Boon comments in the Straits Times article titled “Family Justice Courts launch cheaper and faster way for users to file applications”.

The article was first published on 2 October 2019.

Below is an excerpt from the article which features comments from Lim Chong Boon:

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Then, there is the new iFAMS Offer to Resolve module where parties can ask for a specified sum in maintenance after the application for maintenance is filed.

For example, one party can ask for a certain sum of maintenance and the other party can accept the sum requested for or make a counter-offer. This is known as an offer.

Those involved can still do this negotiation through their lawyers, but the new online module, which is in its pilot phase, gives them the convenience of making these offers themselves and saving the legal fees, among other advantages.

They can also make offers for certain variations when it comes to maintenance, such as for a larger or smaller sum, through the iFAMS Offer to Resolve module.

There were 4,712 maintenance applications last year.

Lawyer Lim Chong Boon said the new iFAMS module helps divorcing couples as they, for example, do not need to hire a lawyer each time they want to change the sum of maintenance given. This is because they can do it themselves through the portal.

At the Family Justice Practice Forum on Wednesday, the FJC’s Presiding Judge Debbie Ong said that a recent survey by the FJC and the Law Ministry of lawyers and court users found that a large majority had positive views of the family law reforms.

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Full article can be found here.

Singapore Law Watch

Source: The Straits Times

Author: Theresa Tan

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