Family and Matrimonial Law
Eversheds Harry Elias (“EHE”) has the largest Family and Matrimonial Law practice in Singapore, both in terms of the number of lawyers we have as well as in terms of the number of cases handled in the Family Justice Courts of Singapore. Our lawyers have consistently been nominated as one of the best Family Law Practice Groups by various publications including Asian Legal Business.
EHE was named by Asian legal Business as South East Asia’s Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year in 2016 and for the second consecutive year, the Practice Group won the prestigious award of being South East Asia’s Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year for 2017 at the Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards held at St. Regis Singapore.EHE’s Family & Matrimonial Practice was the sole firm ranked in the first tier of the Doyles Guide – “Leading Singapore Family & Divorce Lawyers” for three consecutive years, from 2015 to 2017. The Co-Heads of the department were ranked as Pre-Eminent lawyers in the same Guide in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, the Co-Heads of the Practice Group were ranked as “Market Leader” and “ Pre-Eminent”, achieving the highest accolade given by Doyles Guide.
The Practice Group was also awarded Finance Monthly Global Awards Family Law Firm of the Year 2014, 2013 Corporate INTL Legal Awards Winner for the Family Law Firm of the Year in Singapore category, the M&A International Global Awards 2013 Winner for the Law Firm of the Year - Family - Singapore category and the GLE 2013 Practice Area Awards Winner for the Family Law, Firm of the Year category.
Our team of specialized and dedicated family and matrimonial lawyers has an extensive and varied experience in advising and managing divorces, custody disputes, complex asset tracing, division of matrimonial assets and maintenance issues.
In addition to being mediators with the SMC, two of our lawyers were also in the pioneer batch of Collaborative Family Practice (CFP) lawyers, an out-of-court legal scheme by the Singapore Mediation Centre that allows divorcing couples to resolve disputes without going to court.
Three of our lawyers were invited by the Family Justice Courts to be trained and appointed as part of the inaugural panel of Child Representatives in 2014.
Our lawyers were also consulted and part of the committee in the preparation of the new Family Justice Rules and for the formation of the new Family Justice Court.
Every client is given specialized and individual attention by a team of dedicated lawyers, headed by a Partner and supported by experienced legal associates and professional support staff. The client’s legal interest is paramount. With our extensive experience in matrimonial practice, we fully understand and appreciate that in matrimonial proceedings, the experience clients undergo can be emotionally painful, spiritually draining, mentally exhausting and financially burdensome. As such, we firmly believe that discretion and confidentiality is of the utmost importance.
In line with our Firm’s multi-disciplinary practice, we are able to leverage on the capabilities of various other practice groups within the Firm in order to provide comprehensive solutions to our clients. The Practice Group also has extensive contacts with eminent external consultants in the field of private investigation, expert psychiatric and counselling services, and accounting and valuation consultants. Two of our lawyers presently serve on the Family Law Sub-Committee of the Law Society of Singapore and regularly give feedback and direction on issues relating to family law practice in Singapore.