Recently divorced woman seeks legal advice on sales of HDB matrimonial home

Number of View: 487  Hi Gilbert,   I came across your blog and I hope you are able to offer me some advice if you have any information on how/what I can do in my situation.   My divorce Final Judgement was given about 1 month ago.   I have not receive the extraction of the Final Judgement yet but will be soon.   In the Final Judgement we are to sell the HDB apartment within 6 months.     Currently, me and my 3 children are living in it (2 above 21 yrs old but still in school).  I …

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Before you divorce…read this

Number of View: 248  Before you throw in the towel – do you know: – Remarrriages have a higher failure rate than first marriages. We think if we just change partners, our problems will be solved. Not so. And if there are children involved, you’ll turn some perfectly nice person into a stepmother or  stepfather. In remarriages with children – stepfamilies – the divorce rate is even higher. Our research estimates that 55-60% of marriages that end in divorce fall into the category of “good enough marriages”. These marriages appear to be functioning well only a year or so prior …

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The Truth About Why Men Cheat

Number of View: 312The Truth About Why Men Cheat     WebMD Feature from “Redbook” Magazine    By Nicole Yorio Counselor M. Gary Neuman surveyed 200 cheating and noncheating husbands to get at the real reasons behind men’s infidelity. What makes men cheat? Marriage counselor M. Gary Neuman dug through past research on male infidelity and found that most answers came from the wife’s point of view. Wouldn’t it make more sense to ask the guys? he thought. So for his new book, The Truth About Cheating, Neuman surveyed 200 cheating and noncheating husbands to get at the real reasons …

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Divorced man concerned about welfare of his son

Number of View: 257    Dear Sir,   My wife and I were  married in  2004.    However, I am  currently going through a divorce and  have a 11-year-old son.   Over the last few  years of our marriage,  we have visited three  family service centres for counselling but  my wife have not fully participated.   I have approached the mosque in our neighbourhood where my son is taking his religious class for support but  because of our inter-religious marriage, they were not able to help much.     I have seek your centre’s counselling about one year before  for the problems that my son has been living with  and …

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Divorced Muslim father inquiring on maintenance issue for child born out of wedlock

Number of View: 544Hi Gilbert,   My ex-wife and me are Muslims and we got married in November 2000. before that we had a child born out of wedlock on April 2000.   In Muslim law,  responsibilities of child who are born out of wedlock fell to the mother.   I did not bring this matter to the court when  my ex-wife filed the claim of maintenance order for this child as I do feel that as a biological father of the child I want to be responsible for the child.   Its been around 2 years that I have paying  maintenance for  this child but …

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Differences Between Men and Women in Relationships

Number of View: 395 Differences Between Men and Women in Relationships: “He Said / She Said” – by KissMeGoodnight.com         The term, “He said/she said” is often heard in the unfortunate case of rape. In this situation the term applies to the fact that when there is little factual evidence on which to base a decision the jury is left trying to determine who’s story they believe and the case becomes one of her word against his. These cases perhaps illustrate the problems regarding he said/she said that couples are faced with in a relationship. Beyond the fact that in a …

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Divorce Recovery: 5 Stages of Divorce

Number of View: 392 Divorce Recovey: 5 Stages of Divorce Nov 10, 2010   By Julie Garrison Special to DadsDivorce.com Divorce is like a death – but with the corpses still walking around.  Whether you are the one initiating the divorce, or you are at the receiving end, the emotions you experience are too many to list. It’s one of those life changes that you have to live through to really understand.  Just as when a person loses a loved one, the survivor of divorce goes through various stages throughout the grieving process, also. Though there is no way to …

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