adel law llc

adel law llc

Family Law Services

Our dedicated team in Singapore specializes in providing compassionate, comprehensive legal services in all areas of family law, including divorce, child custody, marital agreements, and property settlements.

 

Other Services Offered:

Family Law

Family law is a branch of legal practice that deals with issues related to family relationships. It encompasses a wide range of matters, from marriage and domestic partnerships to child custody and adoption.

Business Law

Business law governs the rights, relations, and conduct of individuals and businesses engaged in commerce, trade, and sales. It includes regulations on contracts, employment, mergers, acquisitions, and corporate governance.

Civil Claims & Personal Injury

Civil claims are legal disputes involving private rights and liabilities between individuals, organizations, or a mix of both. These disputes are typically resolved in civil courts and encompass a wide range of legal issues.

Criminal Law

Criminal law is a branch of law that deals with crimes and their punishment. It involves the regulation of social conduct and proscribing threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering behavior to the health, safety, and moral welfare of people.

Syariah Law

Syariah Law, also spelled as Sharia Law, is the religious law forming part of the Islamic tradition. Derived from the Quran (the Islamic holy book) and the Hadiths (sayings and actions of Prophet Muhammad), it covers a broad range of aspects, both personal and communal.

Estate Planning & Wills

Estate planning involves arranging the management and disposal of a person’s estate during life and after death. Wills are legal documents specifying how one’s assets should be distributed posthumously.

FAMILY LAW SERVICES

Adel Law LLC believes in a holistic approach to family law. We strive not only to deliver effective legal solutions but also to facilitate resolutions that promote healing and amicable agreements. Experience the difference with our client-centered approach. Let us be your trusted ally in resolving your family law matters with dignity, respect, and professional excellence.

  • Divorce Proceedings: Handling all aspects of divorce cases, including contested and uncontested divorces, mediation, and legal separation processes.

  • Child Custody and Support: Addressing issues related to child custody, visitation rights, child support arrangements, and ensuring the best interests of the children are prioritized.

  • Marital Property Division: Assisting in the fair and equitable division of marital assets and debts, including property settlements and financial arrangements.

  • Spousal Maintenance: Providing legal assistance in determining fair spousal support or alimony, whether in the context of divorce or separation.

  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: Drafting and reviewing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to safeguard individual interests and assets before and after marriage.

  • Domestic Violence and Personal Protection: Offering legal support and protection orders for individuals facing domestic violence or abuse.

  • Adoption and Guardianship: Assisting clients with the legal processes involved in adoption and appointing legal guardians for minors or dependents.

  • Paternity Issues: Legal assistance in matters of paternity, including paternity testing and disputes.

  • Family Mediation and Dispute Resolution: Providing mediation services to help families resolve disputes amicably outside of court proceedings.

  • Modification of Orders: Assisting in the modification of existing court orders related to child support, custody, alimony, or other family law matters.

  • International Family Law: Dealing with cross-border family law issues, including international custody disputes and marriages involving different jurisdictions.

  • Elder Law and Estate Planning: Addressing issues related to elder law, including estate planning, wills, and trusts, especially in the context of family dynamics.

WE ALSO OFFER OTHER FAMILY LAW SERVICES

Spousal Support and Maintenance

Adoption

Paternity and Legitimacy Issues

Family Mediation and Counselling

Family Violence and Protection Orders

Elder Law

Divorce and Separation

Child Custody and Support

Property and Asset Division

Why Choose Us for Your Family Law Need?

  • Specialized Expertise: At Adel Law LLC, our lawyers specialize in family law, ensuring you receive knowledgeable and up-to-date legal advice tailored to the unique complexities of family-related cases.
  • Client-Centric Approach: We prioritize your needs and emotions, understanding that family law matters are personal and sensitive. Our approach is not just about providing legal solutions but also offering support and understanding.
  • Empathetic and Confidential Handling: Recognizing the emotional impact of family law issues, we handle every case with empathy and confidentiality, ensuring a safe and respectful environment for our clients.

  • Collaborative and Mediation Options: We offer alternatives to traditional litigation, such as collaborative law and mediation, focusing on finding mutually beneficial solutions that preserve family relationships.
  • Dedication to Best Outcomes: Our primary goal is to secure the best possible outcome for you and your family, ensuring your rights are protected and your future is secured.
  • Reputation and Trust: Our firm has built a reputation for trust and excellence in family law, making us a preferred choice for clients seeking compassionate yet assertive legal representation.
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We combine legal expertise with a deep understanding of the emotional nuances of family law, making us your ideal partner in navigating these challenging times.

Choose us for a legal journey marked by professionalism, empathy, and dedicated advocacy.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is family law?

Family law is a legal practice area that focuses on issues involving family relationships, such as marriage, divorce, child custody, and adoption. It encompasses a wide range of legal matters, from marital agreements to disputes over child support.

Do I need a lawyer for a divorce?

While it’s possible to handle a divorce without a lawyer, it’s often advisable to seek legal representation, especially if there are significant assets, debts, children, or if the divorce is contested. A lawyer can help protect your rights and navigate the legal complexities.

What is the difference between contested and uncontested divorce?

An uncontested divorce is where both parties agree on all major issues, such as property division, child custody, and support. A contested divorce is one where the parties cannot agree and require the court to make decisions on these issues.

How is child custody determined?

Child custody is determined based on the best interests of the child. Courts consider various factors, including the child’s age, health, emotional ties with each parent, and each parent’s ability to provide for the child’s needs.

Can I modify child support or custody arrangements?

Yes, child support and custody arrangements can be modified. However, you will need to demonstrate a significant change in circumstances that justifies the modification, such as changes in income, relocation, or changes in the child’s needs.

What are prenuptial and postnuptial agreements?

Prenuptial agreements are contracts entered into before marriage that outline how assets will be divided in case of divorce. Postnuptial agreements are similar but are made after the couple is already married.

What should I expect in a family law consultation?

In a consultation, you can expect to discuss the details of your situation, understand your legal options, and learn how the lawyer can assist you. It’s also an opportunity to ask questions and gauge if the lawyer is the right fit for you.

01          New Family Justice Rules:
Amendments to the Family Justice Rules 2014 are set to take effect in the first quarter of 2024. These amendments involve simplifying the rules and terms used in family law cases and streamlining processes. The new rules are organized into parts according to the life cycle of a case, significantly reducing the number of provisions and making the rules more accessible to the public.

02          Expansion of Simplified Track for Divorce and Judicial Separation Proceedings:
The simplified track for divorce proceedings will be expanded to cover judicial separation proceedings. This expansion allows parties to expedite and obtain orders related to the dissolution of marriage on an uncontested basis, focusing then on ancillary matters​.

03          Maintenance Enforcement Process (MEP):
The Family Justice Reform Bill establishes a new MEP, which aims to simplify applications related to non-payment of maintenance orders. This new process will reduce the time and resources required by parties, especially those who cannot afford legal representation. It will differentiate between respondents who cannot pay maintenance and those who refuse to pay, leading to more sustainable maintenance arrangements.

04          Conciliation Process and Maintenance Enforcement Officers (MEOs):
The existing mediation process will be replaced by a conciliation process undertaken by a newly established unit of MEOs. These officers will have the authority to obtain information about the parties’ assets and means from various entities, which will help in determining the parties’ financial circumstances and facilitating out-of-court settlements​.

05          Court’s Approach to Financial Orders and Division of Matrimonial Assets:
The court takes a structured global assessment approach to the division of matrimonial assets and considers various factors, including direct and indirect contributions by each party. There is no presumption of equality in the division of assets. The court also considers various factors in determining spousal and child maintenance orders, such as income, earning capacity, property, financial needs, and standard of living​.

FAMILY LAW ASPECTS

          Family law encompasses a wide range of legal aspects that deal with family relationships, responsibilities, and the rights of individuals within a family structure. The main aspects of family law include:

Marriage and Civil Unions

Legal recognition and regulation of marriage, including same-sex marriages and civil unions, their legal rights, and obligations.

Divorce and Separation

Legal processes for dissolving a marriage or partnership, including separation agreements, division of marital assets, alimony, and related issues.

Child Custody and Parenting Time

Determining the living arrangements and visitation rights for children after the parents’ divorce or separation. This includes joint custody, sole custody, and the best interests of the child standard.

Child Support

Financial support provided by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent for the upbringing of their children.

Spousal Support/Alimony

Financial support paid to a spouse or former spouse within a marriage or after divorce.

Division of Property

Distribution of assets and debts between spouses during a divorce, including both marital and non-marital properties.

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Legal protection for victims of domestic violence, including restraining orders and legal recourse for victims.

Adoption

Legal process of adopting a child, including international adoption, foster care adoption, and step-parent adoption.

Paternity

Establishing and disputing a father’s relationship to a child, which affects child support, custody, and inheritance.

Guardianship

Legal responsibility awarded to a person for the care of a minor child or an incapacitated adult.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Contracts entered into before or after marriage, outlining the distribution of assets and financial obligations in the event of divorce.

Mediation and Collaborative Law

Alternative dispute resolution processes to settle family law disputes outside of court.

Surrogacy and Reproductive Rights

Legal issues surrounding surrogacy agreements, reproductive rights, and related ethical considerations.

Juvenile Law

Legal matters involving minors, including juvenile delinquency, emancipation, and child protection services.

Elder Law

Addressing legal issues pertinent to older adults, such as estate planning, elder abuse, and guardianship.

Same-Sex Family Law

Legal issues specific to same-sex couples, including marriage, adoption, and parental rights.