​​​Primary Legislation

'Primary legislation' refers to legislation that is passed by Parliament. This includes Acts relevant to matters within the jurisdiction of the Family Court, which are available at the Singapore Statutes Online.

  • Administration of Muslim Law Act (Cap. 3)
  • Adoption of Children Act (Cap. 4)
  • Children and Young Persons Act (Cap. 38)
  • Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 68)
  • Family Justice Act 2014 (Act 27 of 2014)
  • Guardianship of Infants Act (Cap. 122)
  • Inheritance (Family Provision) Act (Cap. 138)
  • International Child Abduction Act (Cap. 143C)
  • Intestate Succession Act (Cap. 146)
  • Legitimacy Act (Cap. 162)
  • Maintenance of Parents Act (Cap. 167B)
  • Maintenance Orders (Facilities for Enforcement) Act (Cap. 168)
  • Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act (Cap. 169)
  • Mental Capacity Act (Cap. 177A)
  • Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act (Cap. 178A)
  • Probate and Administration Act (Cap. 251)
  • Status of Children (Assisted Reproduction Technology) Act 2013 (Act 16 of 2013)
  • Supreme Court of Judicature Act (Cap. 322)
  • Voluntary Sterilization Act (Cap. 347)
  • Wills Act (Cap 352)
  • Women’s Charter (Cap. 353)

Secondary Legislation

‘Secondary legislation’ is a body of law comprised of rules and regulations made under powers conferred by primary legislation.


 

Practice Directions

From time to time, the Registrar of the Family Justice Courts issues Practice Directions governing the conduct of proceedings in the Family Justice Courts. These Practice Directions have a fundamental role in supplementing procedural law, and must be complied with.

A table setting out the substantive changes in the procedural requirements can be found here.


 

Amendments to Practice Directions

2017
2016
2015
  • ​FJC PD Amendment No. 2 of 2015


 

Please find below a document reflecting the marked-up amendments to the FJC Practice Directions Amendment No. 4 of 2017


 

Please find below a document reflecting the marked-up amendments to the FJC Practice Directions Amendment No. 3 of 2017 

 

Please find below a document reflecting the marked-up amendments to the FJC Practice Directions Amendment No.2 of 2017 

      

Please find below a document reflecting the marked-up amendments to the FJC Practice Directions made pursuant to Amendment No. 1 of 2017

 

Please find below a document reflecting the marked-up amendments to the FJC Practice Directions made pursuant to Amendment No. 5 of 2016

 

Please find below a document reflecting the marked-up amendments to the FJC Practice Directions made pursuant to Amendment No. 3 of 2016

 

Registrar's Circulars

These are issued by the Registrar of the Family Justice Courts to provide information on procedure and other matters.

 

Last updated on: 25/9/2017 2:57 PM

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