Singapore Family Lawyer

Ensure matters between you and your spouse are properly managed with our experienced professionals at Tan, Lee & Choo.

In Singapore, the general 3-year bar before you can start filing for a divorce is a recognition that when you first live together as husband and wife, there will be all sorts of differences and disagreements. Everyone is a unique individual. Besides the main differences of man and woman, cultural differences also exist…

Disagreements and disputes cannot be avoided in a marriage. Many of the faults and shortcomings of your spouse that you are able to pinpoint will probably be sufficient to make out a case for unreasonable behaviour in a divorce proceeding. You give and take. You live with each other’s faults and shortcomings

When you have decided that enough is enough and you cannot take it anymore, that is when you should consult lawyers to move forward.

We begin with reality testing to assess if your decision to divorce should be carried out.

If the present living conditions are better than being divorced, e.g. No house to live in or finances will be very tight, one may perhaps be better off remaining in a loveless marriage. The decision to divorce may also be delayed for an indeterminable period because you do not want the children’s education to be affected.

However, there is also another school of thought that: “Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love.”– Jennifer Weiner in the 1996 drama Fly Away Home.

Work with an experienced divorce lawyer who will fight for your entitlements

We do not pretend to understand what you are going through in the divorce or family disputes for the simple reason that your circumstances are unique to yourself.

While we cannot get under your skin and experience your travails, we will help you get through the divorce process, from initially filing for divorce to sorting out custody issues and try to help minimise the stress and collateral damage throughout. Rarely does one emerge from a divorce unscathed.

We will endeavour to answer all your queries and advise you accordingly. We will appraise you of the different options as well as fight for what you should be entitled to, especially if your spouse has intentionally concealed or has been less than truthful about the extent of his/her assets. The maxim “a bird in hand is worth two in the bush” is very true.

Our areas of practice in family law include:

  1. Divorce and Ancillary Matters (division of matrimonial assets; maintenance for children and wife; custody, care and control of children)
  2. Personal Protection Order/Domestic Exclusion Order
  3. Maintenance summonses
  4. Deed of Separation
  5. Pre-nuptial agreement

If you feel the need to consult a divorce lawyer in Singapore, please contact our Mr Liaw Jin Poh at 65356077 or by email at