FJC collaborates with partners to deliver pro-bono talk on divorce process
The Family Justice Courts (FJC) , in collaboration with the Law Society Pro Bono Services (LSPBS) and the Community Justice Centre (CJC) have started a series of pro-bono Talks entitled “Divorce and You”. Tailored to help individuals who are contemplating divorce or going through divorce, the Talks cover the divorce process and procedure as well as offer information on the help services available to them at various stages. Scheduled in the evenings for the convenience for those working, the Talks will be held every other month at LSPBS.
The inaugural Talk, held on 13 July 2018, was well attended. District Judge Jinny Tan opened by explaining the four different types of divorce proceedings in Singapore. This was followed by an overview on Singapore’s divorce law by family lawyers Ms Susan Tay and Ms Amy Lim. CJC also took the opportunity to introduce the attendees to the third module of their recently launched Automated Court Document Assembler which litigants can use for their simplified divorce. The Talk concluded with an engaging Q&A session with the panel of speakers.
Commenting on the Talks, Deputy Presiding Judge and Registrar of the FJC Mr Chia Wee Kiat said: “These Talks will offer practical and useful knowledge to individuals thinking about or have taken steps to file for divorce, and help them better navigate the often stressful situation and make informed decisions on divorce matters.” He added that “Divorce is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. The decision to do so will irrevocably change the lives of all family members, particularly children. Thus it is important for individuals thinking of divorce, to consider carefully, and try all other avenues of help to resolve the conflicts before starting a divorce proceeding.”
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/yalcrcna