Family Law, Will & Probate.

At Samuel Seow Law Corporation, we have established a solid reputation in all facets of family law. We undertake all matrimonial work relating to separation, nullity, divorce and children (adoption and legal guardianship) proceedings particularly that with an international slant, from maintenance, division of matrimonial assets and custody, care and control of children.

Our lawyers are adept at dealing with complications arising from cases with an international element, especially where questions of jurisdictional priority are concerned. Each member of our team is sensitive to every aspect of a case, mindful of the very personal and emotional nature of such predicaments. We never stray from the ultimate objective: to provide comprehensive and robust advice with a view to obtaining a favourable and at once workable solution.

Crucially, we understand that family proceedings can be as expensive as stressful. While our lawyers are prepared and willing to pursue a good cause through the courts, they are equally committed to keeping costs down and to achieving a realistic balance between parties where possible.

Significant Transactions

  • Acted for a client in divorce proceedings whereby difficult questions of jurisdiction and forum appropriateness arose given that the spouse had commenced various applications overseas in order to thwart the legal proceedings in Singapore. This was the first time the High Court in Singapore had to consider the effect of an order by a foreign court for Restitution for Conjugal Rights, as such rights are not available under Singapore law.

Wills and Probate.

Many think of wills as a financial formality to be dealt with ‘later on’. Few consider that a will can be used to give directions for care of any children or dependants who are left behind. Such considerations are of the utmost importance, eradicating any doubt and potentially avoiding drawn-out, emotional upheaval.

Our lawyers draft wills and handle probate matters and frequently give seminars to our firm’s corporate clients on this subject.