Category: Child Custody & Relocation Issues

If your marriage breaks down and you have children, either you or your partner may want to take them back to your home country. Under Singapore law, removing children without the permission of the other parent could amount to child abduction. Countries which are signatories to The Hague Convention on Child Abduction will co-operate to ensure the safe return of children removed from Singapore.

If you and your spouse wish to live in different countries following your divorce in Singapore, issues will arise about where and with whom the children will live. You will also need to consider contact arrangements between the children and their ‘non-resident’ parent.

Cross-border divorces are far from straightforward and the legal implications complex. Addressing and resolving child issues at an early stage will enable you to deal with them more swiftly.

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All you Need to Know on Preventing Child Abduction

Under the Women’s Charter (Cap 353), your spouse/ex-spouse is required to seek your consent or obtain the permission of court before removing your child from Singapore. If your spouse/ex-spouse is going to bring or has brought the child out of Singapore without your consent, that could amount to child abduction. We understand how terrifying this experience might be. Hence, we will share with you the ways to prevent removal of your child. Continue reading “All you Need to Know on Preventing Child Abduction”

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Commencing Court Proceedings Against an Ex-spouse who has Abducted your Child

Under the Women’s Charter (Cap 353), your ex-spouse is required to seek your consent or obtain the permission of court before removing your child from Singapore. If your ex-spouse has brought the child out of Singapore without your consent, that amounts to child abduction. We empathize with your fear in such a situation. Hence, we will share with you the process of applying to Court for the return of your child. Continue reading “Commencing Court Proceedings Against an Ex-spouse who has Abducted your Child”

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Child Abduction – Preventative Steps to be Taken

Clients who seek advice from our International Divorce Lawyers regarding the permanent removal of their children from Singapore usually come into the office looking flustered, desperate, and helpless at what to do due to uncertainty and pressures that they face from their spouse or ex-spouse who wants to permanently remove their child from Singapore. Continue reading “Child Abduction – Preventative Steps to be Taken”