​​​Primary Legislation

"Primary Legislation” refers to the legislation that is passed by Parliament. This includes the Family Justice Act 2014, which sets out the constitution and powers of the Family Justice Courts, and Acts relevant to matters within the jurisdiction of the Family Courts such as:- 

  • 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.

The Family Justice Rules are made in accordance with the provisions of the Family Justice Act 2014 and regulate and prescribe the procedure and practice to be followed for proceedings conducted in the Family Justice Courts 


 

Note: Legislation is reproduced on this website with the permission of the Government of Singapore.  Acts of Parliament (primary legislation) and subsidiary legislation (secondary legislation) are available without charge, and updated daily, at the Singapore Statutes Online website.
 

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 (PDF).

 

 

Amendments to Practice Directions (PDF)

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.5 of 2017


           

          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 (PDF)

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

           

          Last updated on: 30/11/2017 10:06 AM

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