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Practice

Family, Matrimonal &
Estate Administration

Divorce
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We are committed to helping our clients to move forward by reaching a mutually agreeable and beneficial solution while taking into account the needs of everyone involved, whether directly or indirectly, especially the welfare of the children and our clients' rights and mental health.

 

We advise and represent our clients’ divorces in both uncontested (when the petitioner files a divorce unilaterally but the other spouse failed to attend or enter his/her appearance in defending the cause after the divorce petition is properly served upon him/her) or contested (when the Respondent enters his/her appearance to defend the petition, or in other words, where the separating parties cannot come to an agreement).

Child Custody
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It is well-known by everyone that a custody battle is difficult and time-consuming. Parents who engaged in a custody battle will often struggle as either side can become petty and vindictive, especially in a situation where one parent is seeking full custody.

 

A child custody battle may leave a parent worried about not being treated fairly and potentially losing the legal right to care for his/her child.

Be it legal custody (refers to the parent will have the authority with regards to the health and welfare of the child or any decision which may affect the child) or physical custody (refers to matters such as the child’s place of residence or the amount of time a parent may spend with his or her child), we will always assist and represent our clients for their best interest.

Maintenance (Alimony)
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Maintenance of wife or more popularly known as alimony is more than just money. It is the responsibility of a husband to provide for the needs of his wife. The amount which a husband needs to pay to his former wife depends primarily on the means of the husband and the needs of the former wife.

 

Noteworthy, the Court will take into consideration the degree of responsibility of each party for the breakdown of the marriage. It is not unusual that a woman may also be ordered by the Court to pay maintenance to her former husband if he is unable to earn a livelihood due to mental or physical injury.

HAEME LEW will always fight for our clients' interests and do our very best to ensure our clients' rights are well protected.

Division of Properties/Assets
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HAEME LEW has vast experience in handling divorce cases and has a deep understanding of the factors at play, especially related to the division of property and assets. We advise our clients on assets planning as well as ensure that they receive what they rightfully should as they move forward with their life post-divorce.

 

We cover a wide spectrum of cases involving different natures of assets including property, motor vehicles, company shares, and any kind of local and overseas investments.

Domestic Violence
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Domestic violence does not discriminate. It affects victims of any age, economic standing, or gender. Domestic violence takes different forms and is often overlooked.

We represent our clients ensuring that they are protected against their spouse from being abused and violated, physically and mentally. In many situations, among others, we will help our clients to obtain an injunction or order from the court prohibiting the abusive spouse from coming near our client and her/his children.

Adoption
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We understand that adoption can be an emotionally-daunting process as it also requires mental, financial, and emotional preparation, especially for new parents. We, at HAEME LEW, will provide support and assist the parents through the process of adoption.

 

While the adoption process may seem simple to some, it is not always as simple as many of us thought. In many situations, adopted parents tend to miss certain crucial procedures that lead to their adoption as invalid or giving them no legal protection on the children. 

We have seen many adopted parents lose their rights to their adopted children whenever the birth parents changed their minds and wanted their children back. This is due to many reasons, and one of them is the adopted parents did not follow the proper channel or procedure in adopting the children.

We will assist our clients in ensuring that their rights on their adopted children are always protected and to follow the right procedure in adopting a child.

Grant of Probate & Letter of Administration
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Domestic violence does not discriminate. It affects victims of any age, economic standing or gender. Domestic violence takes different forms and is often overlooked.

We represent our clients ensuring that they are protected against their spouse from being abused and violated, physically and mentally. In many situations, among others, we will help our clients to obtain an injunction or order from the court prohibiting the abusive spouse from coming near our client and her/his children.

Wills Services
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Preparing a Will is very important to ensure peace of mind and most importantly, it ensures a smooth transfer of your assets to your intended beneficiaries. A Will allows you to protect your wishes and the interest of your loved ones by choosing the person you trust the most to be the executor of your Will and minimising the risk of family disputes upon your departure to the next life.

At HAEME LEW, we provide the following Wills Services:

  • Will drafting

  • Original Will safekeeping

  • Executor/Administrator service