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

    • Asialaw Profiles 2021: Recognised for Dispute Resolution

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    • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021 : Recommended for Dispute Resolution

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    Practice Highlights

    Client Testimonials

    • A client's feedback about Edwin Chia

      “[Edwin] picked out the main issues very well and explained them to me clearly. His work product … was in my opinion, top notch. …[H]is attitude, professionalism and results were all commendable.”

    • A client's feedback about Edwin Chia

      “[Edwin’s] professionalism in this area of work is really outstanding. … [I]t was a great pleasure to work with CNP and I will definitely be recommending you if my friends happen to require any legal assistance.”

    • A review provided by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021 

      “With a strong focus on construction disputes, CNPLaw LLP is instructed by developers and main contractors on engineering disputes. Key contact Soo Ling See Tow's varied practice also spans commercial disputes, property litigation, and claims involving IP and family law and probate.”


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    Work Highlights


    CNPupdates – publications written by our Matrimonial and Family Disputes Lawyers

    Our Lawyers

    Hu Huimin Senior Associate at CNPLaw

      Huimin is a Partner 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 with a specialised focus in private client and family-related matters.


      See Tow Soo Ling - Oct2017


        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 recognised as a Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 for the Dispute Resolution practice, and is featured as a leading individual in the 2021 Edition of the World Trademark Review 1000, under the Prosecution and Strategy category.


        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's current focus is now centred on real estate work with related commercial and advisory work as well as a broad family practice involving matrimonial and family disputes, family office, trusts, wills and probate.


          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 is also named in the Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore's 21 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2020.


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              Daniel is a Partner with the firm’s Dispute Resolution team and Family Law team. He was previously a family court judge. His main area of practice is estate planning, Mental Capacity Act related matters, civil and criminal law litigation, mediation and arbitration.


              Jovey Tan

                Senior Associate
                Jovey is a Senior Associate in the Real Estate Practice Group. His main areas of practice lies in Real Estate and Family Law. Jovey had previously acted and advised clients from both the corporate and retail sector. He has also represented most Banks & Financial Institutions in Singapore and the CPF Board. Apart from Real Estate Practice, Jovey has experience in both General Litigation and Divorce.


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