Matrimonial and Family Disputes

When dealing with matrimonial and family issues, our dispute resolution lawyers are well trained in the particular skillset and distinct sensitivity required in helping clients deal with the choices and possibilities faced. Our team of lawyers is experienced in the law and practice, including dealing with financial implications, and procedures following a separation or divorce. We are attentive to the sensitivities of family relationships and are able to provide clear guidance and advice to protect our client’s interests through court proceedings where necessary.

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  • Advice on grounds of divorce
  • Advice on the ancillary matters including division of matrimonial assets, custody, care and control, access to children, maintenance of children or spouse

Annulment of marriage

  • Advice on the available grounds to seek an annulment

Financial arrangements

  • We provide advice on the options available to you in terms of finances, maintenance, housing and the division of assets in contemplation of separation and/or a divorce

Maintenance orders

  • Obtaining orders for maintenance for spouse and children who have not been adequately provided for

Children’s issues

  • Advice on the options available in respect of custody, care and control, and access arrangements with a focus on helping our clients to preserve their relationship with their children and to minimize the potential emotional and mental stress on the children

Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial marital agreements

  • Advice and preparation of agreements that record parties’ agreed terms on their financial rights and obligations in the event of a breakdown in relationship

Cross-border issues

  • Advice on the legal ramifications of a breakdown of marriage involving foreigners or expatriates
  • Relocation of children
  • Stay of divorce proceedings and jurisdiction issues

Alternatives to litigation

  • We guide our clients in exploring alternatives to litigation such as pre-filing negotiations and discussions. We also participate in mediation alongside our clients with the goal of resolving issues through the help of a mediator


Rankings Received From Professional and Commercial Publications In 2020

  • Asialaw Profiles : Recognised for Dispute Resolution

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  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific : Recommended for Dispute Resolution

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Practice Highlights

CNPLaw acted for a shareholder in a family company dispute

CNPLaw acted for a shareholder in a family company dispute

CNPLaw LLP acted for a shareholder in a family company dispute on grounds relating to a breach of fiduciary duties, misrepresentation, undue influence and minority oppression.

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The Matrimonial and Family Disputes Team

See Tow Soo Ling Legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image


Soo Ling’s main areas of practice are intellectual property and dispute resolution. She has experience in a diverse range of matters such as building construction, company law, commercial law, disciplinary proceedings, employment law, family law, intellectual property, property law, probate & administration and shareholder disputes. Soo Ling is “Recommended” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020. Find out more about Soo Ling and read about the CNPupdate articles that she has contributed, showcasing her expertise in this field of practice, one in particular – Testamentary capacity to do a will.


Chan Wai Mun Partner at CNPLaw LLP


Wai Mun heads the firm’s real estate team and is also a member of the family practice team. He has more than 10 years of experience in litigation and commercial work. Wai Mun previously acted in a highly-contested divorce.


Edwin Chia Partner at CNPLaw LLP


Edwin’s practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, disciplinary proceedings, wills and probate, shareholders’ disputes, and employment matters. He has been involved in matters at all levels of the Singapore Courts (including the Court of Appeal), and has acted as lead counsel in matters before the High Court of Singapore and disciplinary tribunals (as prosecuting counsel). Edwin previously acted for a client to obtain a declaration that she is a lawful wife pursuant to section 181 of the Women’s Charter.


Hu Huimin Senior Associate at CNPLaw

Senior Associate

Huimin is a Senior Associate with the firm’s Dispute Resolution team and Family Law team. She was called to the Singapore bar in 2012. Her main area of practice is general civil and commercial litigation. She has been involved in various civil trials and hearings before the State Courts, the High Court and the Court of Appeal of Singapore. Find out more about Huimin and read about the CNPupdate articles that she has contributed, showcasing her expertise in this field of practice, one in particular – Amendments to the Mental Capacity Act.


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