CLIFFORD LAW LLP

Family Law

Family matters always involve emotions. Our family lawyers are well equipped with the knowledge and compassion to help clients going through a tough time. Our family lawyers offer practical and cost-effective legal advice and representation to you in an emotionally supportive environment. We will go through the intricacies and complexities of family law in clear and simple terms so that you can make an informed decision for your family and you. We will be with you at every step of the proceedings to ensure that your interests are protected.

Divorce is the commencement of proceedings to bring an end to a marriage and also to resolve the spousal rights with regard to matrimonial property such as the matrimonial home, other assets and, most importantly, the custody, care and control of any children from the marriage.

Though many divorce proceedings are uncontested, the remaining issues — known as the ancillary matters — require legal input as to what evidence needs to be adduced and how to argue a party's position to maximum benefit.

Another area of family law in which we have much experience is that of protection against domestic violence, as well as enforcing maintenance responsibilities against current or former spouses. This area is particularly difficult, as besides money, emotions run high and clients often have to attend Court to give their oral testimony to support their case. This is where we step in to assist clients to prepare for trial.

Our lawyers are experienced in a wide spectrum of family matters ranging from annulments, divorces, variation of Court orders, adoptions, obtaining custody and guardianship of children, Mental Capacity Act applications and Lasting Power of Attorney applications.

 


OUR LAWYERS:

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Viviene Sandhu
Partner
LL. B. (Hons), University of Liverpool
Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple)
E-mail: 
Phone: +65 6223 4456

Viviene has represented and defended clients in all areas of civil litigation. She has handled a broad spectrum of cases ranging from simple cases to complex and contentious matters at all levels of the Singapore Court hierarchy. From time to time, she handles minor criminal matters stemming from road traffic offences, assault cases to minor drug offences.

As well as being a litigator, Viviene is an accredited mediator. She received her mediation training from Regent’s University London and the Singapore Mediation Centre and has been an Associate Mediator with the State Courts and Singapore Mediation Centre since 2010. She is currently also a Senior Mediator with the Law Society Mediation Scheme and an accredited mediator with the Singapore International Mediation Institute. Viviene has conducted several mediations on a variety of disputes at the State Courts Court Dispute Resolution Centre, Small Claims Tribunal, the Singapore Mediation Centre and the Law Society of Singapore.

Viviene is an Assigned Solicitor with the Legal Aid Bureau and a Primary Justice Lawyer at the Community Justice Courts.

In 2017, Viviene received her arbitration qualifications and become a Fellow with the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, thus enabling her to conduct Mediation-Arbitration.

In 2018, Viviene was awarded the State Court’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award (Advocate & Solicitor Category Winner), in appreciation for her invaluable contributions to the judiciary.

Viviene’s aim is to help simplify legal processes and ensure that everyone receives good quality legal advice.

Viviene is happily married with three children. She enjoys being a lawyer and helping others where she can.

Practice Areas
Civil Claims
Employment Law
Family Law
Mediation
Personal Injury Claims
Wills & Probate
General

Memberships and Positions
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb)
Senior Mediator, Law Society of Singapore
Accredited Mediator, Regent’s University London
Mediator, Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI)
Associate Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC)
Associate Mediator, State Courts
Member, Personal Injury/Property Damage (PIPD)
Committee, Law Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Academy of Law
Commissioner for Oaths

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Michael Loh
Partner
LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore
E-mail: 
Phone: +65 6223 4456

Michael was called to the Singapore Bar in 1992 after graduating from the National University of Singapore.

A large portion of his practice involves family and divorce matters. Michael approaches these cases as both a legal practitioner and a family-oriented individual. Michael understands that divorce proceedings involve emotional issues which may or may not be adequately addressed using only legal means — so he is able to advise clients based on a larger picture.

In the area of general litigation, he has handled defamation cases, will disputes, trusts, claims over joint assets and information technology issues. Most recently, he handled two pre-litigation evidence seizure cases (Anton Pillar Orders).

In criminal matters, he has helped clients obtain fair results, including the reduction of penalties and forfeiture of bail.

Currently, he acts as an advisor to several companies, assisting them in their legal and non-legal matters and issues, including restructuring exercises.

In the field of Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Law, he counts well-known celebrities and talent management companies among his clients.

Married with two school-age boys, he is an alumnus of Anglo Chinese School and Junior College.

Practice Areas
Civil Claims
Company Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
IP & Entertainment Law
Wills & Probate

Memberships and Positions
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Associate Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC)
Commissioner for Oaths
Notary Public
Member, Singapore Academy of Law
Mediator, Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI)

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Estelle Moh
Associate
LL. B. (Hons), Singapore Management University
E-mail: 
Phone: +65 6223 4456

Estelle graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from Singapore Management University, and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2016.

Estelle has assisted in a wide variety of cases in all levels of the Singapore Courts, including matrimonial matters, adoptions and guardianships, probate and administration, general litigation, criminal matters and intellectual property.

Estelle can communicate effectively in English and Mandarin. She is a patient listener who firmly believes in working together with clients to resolve their problems.

In her free time, Estelle loves to spend time with her loved ones, explore Singapore on her urban inline skates, and enjoy music with friends.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Criminal Law
IP & Entertainment Law
Wills & Probate

Memberships and Positions 
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Member, Law Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Academy of Law

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Jia Ying Chow
Associate
LL. B. (Hons), University of Singapore
E-mail: 
Phone: +65 6223 4456

Jia Ying Chow graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore in 2016.

She was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2017.

Prior to joining the firm, Jia Ying dealt with mainly intellectual property, corporate and probate matters. Currently, her practice revolves around civil litigation. She has assisted in both State Court and High Court matters.

Jia Ying is bilingual in English and Mandarin.

In her free time, Jia Ying loves dancing, doing yoga and spending time with friends by the beach. She also enjoys backpacking and the occasional whisky.

Practice Areas
Company Law
Civil Claims
Family Law
IP Law
Personal Injury Claims
Wills & Probate

Memberships and Positions 
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Member, Law Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Academy of Law

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Jasmine Dhanaraj
Associate
LL. B. (Hons), University of Leeds, UK
E-mail: 
Phone: +65 6223 4456

Jasmine graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Leeds in 2015.

She was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2017.

Jasmine has experience in various areas of law, both in criminal and civil litigation, in the State Courts as well as the High Court. Jasmine currently practices civil litigation with a special focus on personal injury claims.

Jasmine is bilingual in English and Tamil.

In her free time, Jasmine enjoys binging on Netflix and fancy cocktails.

Practice Areas
Civil Claims
Family Law
Personal Injury Claims
Wills & Probate

Memberships and Positions 
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Member, Law Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Mark Zheng

Mark Zheng
Associate
LL.B. (Hons), University of Southampton
E-mail: 
Phone: +65 6223 4456

Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Southampton in 2015.

He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2017.

Prior to joining the firm, he handled mainly family law matters. He now handles family law as well as a variety of civil matters. He has assisted in matters in the State Courts as well as the High Court.

Mark is bilingual in English and Mandarin.

Outside of law, Mark enjoys playing football, running, reading and cracking cold pints with enjoyable company.

Practice Areas
Civil Law
Personal Injury
Family Law
Criminal Law

Memberships and Positions 
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Member, Law Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Charlotte Lim

Charlotte Lim
Associate
LL.B. (Hons), University of Southampton
E-mail: 
Phone: +65 6223 4456

Charlotte graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Liverpool in 2017.

She completed her Practice Training with Clifford Law and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2019.

Charlotte is bilingual in English and Mandarin. She is also able to communicate in Hokkien.

In her free time, Charlotte enjoys sports, photography and spending quality time with family and friends.

Practice Areas
Civil Law
Personal Injury
Wills, Probate & Administration
Criminal Law

Memberships and Positions 
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Member, Law Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Academy of Law

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