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At Gloria James-Civetta & Co, we have a team of ten (10) divorce lawyers, equipped with the necessary experience, resources and manpower to handle even the most complex Local and International divorce and family law matters.

We understand that your divorce and family law matters need to be handled carefully and with sensitivity. When you contact our expert team, we will provide you with a consultation, tailored to your specific circumstances and goals in mind. Our aim is to help minimise the impact that divorce will have on you and your family, and make the process of divorce as stress free as possible.

“Our team of specialist divorce lawyers will help you to see the bigger picture through practical, realistic and cost-effective legal advice”

Our Capabilities

  • Team of dedicated divorce and family lawyers with extensive court litigation and mediation experience to handle complex matrimonial proceedings
  • Experienced divorce and family lawyers with excellent track record resolving “high conflict” matrimonial disputes
  • Evaluation and Creating Strategy options
  • Writing expert family law opinions for international family law matters
  • Specialist family law team trained by the Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Panel of Family Justice Courts’ Appointed Child Representative Lawyer
  • Panel of Family Justice Courts’ Appointed Parenting Coordinator
  • Accredited as a Collaborative Family Law Practitioner
  • Accredited as Family Mediator by Family Justice Court and Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Accredited and Trained in Counselling and Divorce Coaching

Our Expertise:

  • Child Custody Battles
  • Child Abduction (Hague) matters
  • Child Protection Services (CPS) matters
  • Divorces - Contested and Uncontested both Local and Expat
  • High-Net Worth Local and Expat Divorces
  • Conflict of Jurisdiction Applications – Stay Proceedings
  • Ante-Suit Injunctions
  • Cross-border International Divorces involving various jurisdictions – Australia, China, India, Europe, Russia, S.E. Asian Countries, UK, USA
  • Relocation Issues
  • Division of Matrimonial Assets
  • Injunction of Assets
  • Recovery of Dissipation of Assets
  • Assets Protection & Strategy
  • Spousal Maintenance/Alimony/Support – Application & Trial
  • Writ of Annulment/Nullity Proceedings – Contested & Uncontested
  • Writ of Judicial Separation – Contested & Uncontested
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Marital/Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Deed of Separation
  • Deed of Reconciliation
  • Deed of Cohabitation
  • Severance of Cohabitation
  • Personal Protection Orders (PPO) – Application and Trial
  • Protection of Harassment Act (POHA) – Application and Trial
  • Adoption Matters
  • Guardianship Matters
  • Mental Capacity Matters
  • Presumption of Death Matters
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (A.D.R.) in Mediation, Negotiation, Collaborative Family Practice, Conflict Resolution, Counselling & Coaching

Singapore Divorce Lawyer Blog

In our Blog (, you will find over 250 informative blogs on the Singapore divorce process, from initiating the divorce process, through to the final stages of settlement. Our team of dedicated Singapore divorce lawyers are here to help guide you through the legal process ahead.

Our Team

Gloria James CivettaLed by Ms. Gloria James (Ph.D. Student)

Co-Founding Lawyer Ms Gloria James has more than 25 years’ experience in handling divorce and family law matters.

She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. In the course of her legal career, she has gained considerable experience and knowledge in diverse areas of the law pertaining to Family Law.

She is an experienced Mediator, Collaborative Family Practitioner, Negotiator and Litigator. She is currently a Ph.D. Student in Mediation & Conflict Resolution (in Family Law).

“It is my duty is to help and guide clients to understand the bigger picture by dispensing sound legal advice based on law, extensive years of experience and previous precedents. All my clients are presented with efficient legal solutions, in a cost conscious and individualised manner which they deserve.”


  • Notary Public (Singapore)
  • Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore) 1996
  • Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn – UK) 1995
  • LL.B (Hons) (University of Wolverhampton – UK) 1993
  • Associate Mediator – Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Associate Mediator – Centre for Dispute Resolution Centre, State Courts of Singapore
  • Family Mediator (Family Justice Courts and SMC Family Panel)
  • Child Representative Lawyer (Appointed by the Family Justice Courts)
  • Primary Justice Lawyer (State Courts of Singapore)
  • Collaborative Family Practice Lawyer
  • Certificate-in-Mediating Disputes (Harvard Law School)
  • Certificate-in-Mediation Skills ADR (Regent’s University of London)
  • Certificate-in-Negotiation at Säid Business School (University of Oxford)
  • Certificate-of-Attendance in 40 Hours of Family Mediation Workshop (Singapore Mediation Centre & Erickson Mediation Institute)
  • Certified CDC Divorce Coach® (Certified Divorce Coach Board of Standards)
  • Certificate in Advance Training in 50 Hours of Cross-Border Family Mediation in High Conflict Case and Child Abduction cases (MiKK)

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