Journal Article

The Singapore family court: family law in practice


in International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family

Volume 13, issue 3, pages 328-349
Published in print December 1999 | ISSN: 1360-9939
Published online December 1999 | e-ISSN: 1464-3707 | DOI:
The Singapore family court: family law in practice

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The Family Court of Singapore was established in 1995 and is today a highly efficient court dispensing family law in Singapore. The main statute governing family law in Singapore, the Women's Charter, was substantially amended in May 1997, and the young Family Court has shouldered the task of applying modern family laws to a society with increased awareness of family law rights and recourses. The Court has established mediation as central to its dispute resolution processes. The author takes a practical look at the most current practice and administration of Family Law by the Family Court through periods of attachments in the Singapore Family Court, and some of the registries in the Family Court of Australia. The Australian model of dispute resolution processes was one of the models upon which the Singapore Family Court examined in setting up its operations.

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Subjects: Family Law ; Marriage and the Family

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