Singaporean contemplating ending tempestuous marriage with Thai national

Number of View: 187 Good Day Gilbert, I am Mark, a 30-something years old male looking for some support and counseling online when I chanced upon your site. I am currently going through some tough time with my current marriage and I am ending the torment that I endured since my marriage registration few years back. My wife is a Thai national, with a child from a previous marriage. She has had her womb surgically removed due to some complications and is never able to conceive again prior to our marriage. Nonetheless, I stood by her and decided to get married. We initially had the common understanding that she would reside in Singapore after our ROM with plan to apply for PR status and buy a HDB flat together. She has subsequently quit her job in Thailand after the ROM. I have also paid for her remaining car instalment amounting to 200,000 baht in Thailand so as to facilitate her move to Singapore. However, things didn’t go as planned, she claims she could not adapt to life in Singapore after 2 short trips to Singapore following the ROM. There were some heated arguments and I eventually gave in and agreed …

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Steps to divorce recovery

Number of View: 240 Divorce and Your Emotions Just as the legal and financial process of divorce will take time, the emotional process of separating from your partner and establishing yourself as a healthy single individual will take time and your divorce recovery will most likely happen in stages. Divorce usually causes a major emotional upheaval in the lives of everyone it touches. It ranks right up there with the death of a loved one or a life threating illness like cancer or a heart attach. Most people find themselves to be alternately angry, happy, sad, bitter, lost, hopeless, overwhelmed and sometimes relieved during the divorce. You may feel adrift or afraid of what the future holds. Some people may have a romantic view of their ex-partner that makes them feel that to be together again, even in an unhappy marriage, would be better than being alone. Sometimes you blame yourself and believe that if you were just stronger and more in control, you wouldn’t be in so much pain. All of the stress can make you very depressed and recovering from depression can be very difficult amd may require professional help. Look for the sun to break through all …

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Legal forum “Divorce and the Law” on 25th April (Sat) at 2.30pm to 5pm

Number of View: 245 We are happy to announce that lawyers from Peter Low LLC and Fortis Law Corporation will be conducting a legal forum on divorce entitled “Divorce and the Law”. The date is on 25th April (Sat) from 2.30pm to 5pm. Reservation is necessary due to the limited seating capacity. Please email us at gilbert@steadymarriages.com to confirm your seating. Please provide us with your name and contact numbers so we can confirm your seating. Many of our emails we received during the past years touch on legal matters and we felt that a legal talk focusing on divorce will help to alleviate alot of the doubts surrounding a divorce. Common enquiries include custody of children, maintenance, estate division and other pertinent legal issues which intensify the emotions of many entering into matrimonial dissolution. More than 8000 divorces were granted last year and the situation does not seem to dissipate anytime soon. There will be a formal presentation  follow by a Q & A after the coffee break. The forum is free of charge and all are welcome to attend subject to seating availability. We are here for you. Thanks. Gilbert Goh Organiser

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