Our Lawyers


All expat divorce cases are unique and require an approach that is tailored to their particular circumstances. Our approach is guided by the following principles:

  • Clear communication between our lawyers and clients, with a focus towards attaining clients’ goals.
  • Presenting our clients with alternative routes to litigation, for example, mediation and the Collaborative Divorce Process, with the aim of keeping costs as low as possible.
  • Thorough research and preparation for every case from the outset.

We have one of the largest matrimonial law departments in Singapore. Our team of Family Law Specialists, Trained Mediators, Collaborative Divorce and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners are able to dedicate considerable resources to help our clients achieve the best possible outcome.

Over the years, we have built a worldwide network of international family lawyers who share our standards of specialist expertise in divorce matters.

Gloria James-Civetta & Co was announced as the ‘Family Law Firm of the year’ in Singapore by Acquisition International, and we were endorsed by Global Law Experts, ACQ 5 Magazine and Legal Finest, for our expertise in Family Law.

Our Principal, Ms Gloria James, is a certified Associate Mediator at the State Courts of Singapore and the Singapore Mediation Centre, where she has an exemplary track record in assisting clients to achieve settlement even in the most acrimonious matters. She is a Harvard Law School trained Mediator and Collaborative Family Practice lawyer.

“At Gloria James-Civetta & Co, we don’t just practice international family law – we specialise in it

Our Approach

We understand the ripple effects that divorce can have on you and your loved ones, and therefore take every divorce case seriously. Our duty is to dispense advice based on law, our extensive years of experience and legal precedents. We give our clients a realistic analysis of their case, so that they can make the most informed decisions possible.

We believe that the divorce process need not to be acrimonious. Our cases only go through the litigation route (trial) when all other avenues, for example Mediation and the Collaborative Divorce process, have failed or are not deemed appropriate. Trial is always the last resort, as we are mindful of keeping our clients costs as low as possible.

We will only advise that cases go to trial when we deem that the other party has made unreasonable demands that warrant a judge making a Court Order.

Our Team of Family lawyers: