At Gloria James-Civetta & Co (“GJC Law”), we have an experienced department to handle Estate matters, applying for the Grant of Probate, Letters of Administration and Resealing.
We are sensitive and tactful and there for the applicants at a critical point in their lives.
We also liaise with lawyers in different jurisdictions to undertake resealing.
We are regularly called upon to provide Affidavits of Foreign Law, pertaining to Singapore Law.
We have a wide network and work with Estate lawyers in the Commonwealth, Civil and Worldwide Jurisdictions.
We provide peace of mind and handle applications in a timely, expeditious and costs affective manner.
Our team lead by Ms. Yvonne J. Schelkis-Sweeney
Yvonne Janet Schelkis-Sweeney is a Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple), a lawyer with 22 years of experience as an Advocate and Solicitor as well as a Commissioner for Oaths in Singapore. She speaks English, Mandarin and Malay.
Yvonne has the ability to cut through the legal jargon and explain procedures simply to her client, so that they understand where they are at and what is expected of them at each step of their matrimonial matter.
She believes that children’s welfare should be the paramount consideration in any divorce (where there are children), strongly advocating Mediation in every divorce matter instead of the adversarial approach. She is a trained Mediator and has conducted as well as assisted in some high profile Mediations.
Her areas of Family Law expertise:
Yvonne has a vast amount of experience dealing with all issues relating to Wills, Probate and Estate Administration matters.
She has conducted numerous applications for the appointment of Deputies (under the Mental Capacity Ac), drafting of complicated Wills, and applications for Letter of Administration and Grant of Probate matters.
She has conducted numerous Talks in the areas of “The Benefits of Having a Will Drafted by a Lawyer” and “Estate Planning” for Real Estate Agents and the local community.
She also has a keen interest in Entertainment and Sports Law and has drafted Employment
Contracts for some High Profile Clients.
Her areas of Estate Law expertise:
Other Areas of Practice
Throughout her career, Yvonne has had a keen interest in Entertainment & Sports Law and has drafted Employment Contracts for some High Profile Clients. She also has experience in Civil Litigation and Criminal Litigation.
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