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Compassion, Openness, Protectors.

When it comes to family and civil law you need someone on your side who shows compassion, openness and watchfulness. A protector and preserver. A legal watchdog that drives for the unification of opposite views to settle issues relating to divorce, child custody,antenuptial agreements and estate administration among other legal issues affecting families.

There are many ways to tackle a problem. Our approach is one of simplicity and balance. We strive for elegance in any long-term solution. Coming from a position of strength and experience, we like our clients to know that we apply ‘our minds over your matters’.

“When you are selecting a lawyer, you want someone to help you rationally handle disputes that would otherwise be crowded by emotions.”

Aleisha Singh

Posit this for a moment.

The Nature of the Beast in “Staying Together for the Kids”

Couples often start experiencing polarised individual realities i.e. spouses are already leading different lives but cohabiting together for the “unified interest” of their children. Some examples of this polarisation include –

  • They live and sleep in different bedrooms of the same house, believing the children will not notice
  • They keep more secrets from their spouses as the level of trust deteriorates
  • They argue more with one another and communicate less believing the children will not hear
  • They make financial decisions which are best for themselves instead of the family
  • They start developing “evidence entrapment techniques” in a discreet manner as a backup

communication is key

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making a start

Divorce is never a pleasant experience for anyone. There is no “pleasant divorce.” No, an amicable divorce is not a pleasant divorce. Regardless of how the marriage is dissolved, it brings to an ultimate end a big stage of your life; regardless of the role it played, the relationship was (at the time) enough for you to decide to take the next step and take a giant leap. With divorce comes a lot of change, most of which is only truly appreciated once you are put in this position yourself. A lot happens in marriage that is usually only given proper thought when the relationship has already become irreconcilable. Aside from the creation of a family (with or without children), the second biggest and most common characteristic in a marital relationship is the little pot that is filled with things acquired from the fruits of your labour. Those things are then translated into assets. The usual effect of divorce (where a community of property or an accrual exists) is that a type of sharing would then take place (“the sharing exercise”). 

Not all divorces, however, follow the norm of the sharing exercise. Some entertain or seek a type of forfeiture of benefits. When you think of forfeiture of benefits, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Plenty! There are so many questions that may come to mind; so many, in fact, that it is enough to ensure you are left counting sheep as you try to fall asleep! Let’s start eliminating those sheep for you by taking you through this concept carefully.

Staying together for the sake of our children

No good can come from maintaining a family home when the only reason to do so is to “stay together for the children.” The pillars for a healthy family relationship are still love, commitment, communication and trust. If these pillars have become eroded, “staying together for the children” often does not work out to be “in the best interests of the children.”

Seek help

It is strongly advisable that any spouse experiencing severe and intolerable difficulties in their marital relationship seek advice first from a family psychologist and a family law practitioner so that the spouse is able to make an informed decision going forward. This will undoubtedly be one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your lifetime: better to do it right.

Some of our strengths

Family Law
97%
Mediation
92%
Legal Writing
98%

We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

A lot happens in marriage that is usually only given proper thought when the relationship has already become irreconcilable

important things you should know

Questions And Answers

Family lawyers are legal professionals that handle legal issues which are of a personal concern to you. These range from inter-familial issues to estate-related concerns. Such legal issues include divorce, child-care arrangements, and guardianship among others. It usually follows that challenges which create immense emotional fluctuations are family related. Family lawyers can act as mediators when family disagreements develop. They can also represent litigants in family conflicts that end up courts

When a couple separates, one of the most difficult issues to handle is what happens to the children. Couples need to agree on how to take care of the children they have together in the new arrangement. Where this is not possible, it may be necessary to involve a social worker or psychologist to help the family come to an arrangement which is in the best interests of the child or children. Child-care arrangements (or custody as it was once called) refers to an agreement which regulates the Parties rights and responsibilities insofar as the child is or children are concerned. It will also include the child’s or children’s rights. A competent family lawyer can help parents that are parting ways to develop an arrangement that is both flexible and certain, adaptable to the changing circumstances of the family. You do not have to have been married to the other parent to be eligible for an agreement of this nature. A family law attorney can also help parents in amending child custody agreements if need be.

An antenuptial contract (ANC) is an agreement entered into between prospective spouses prior to a marriage or a civil union. Although the content of such a contract may vary from one case to another, its main aim is to spell out the provisions of proprietary rights in the event of death or divorce (the two big D’s). A family lawyer can assist a couple in drafting a prenuptial agreement and handling any matters that may arise from the contract according to the law.

Although family attorneys can help people to settle family disputes outside court, some of these matters still end up in the courts. In such a case, family lawyers are best suited to help litigants get justice. At A Singh Attorneys Inc. we handle such cases on a regular basis, and therefore, have the necessary legal knowledge and practical experience to help litigants to navigate the complex world of family law in a way that suits the unique needs of the family.

The first thing we understand is that a divorce is not simply between you and your spouse. It involves your in laws, mutual friends, and the children. Undergoing a divorce is probably one of the most difficult experiences that a family can face. Emotions may set in and make it impossible for a couple to settle it calmly. In such a case, a family law attorney can act as an advisor or even a mediator, and assist them to approach the issues rationally, understand the balance of power at play, and help the family move forward within the context of the law. In other words, a competent family law attorney can assist couples in the process of divorce to settle the matter fairly without battling it out in court.