Ms Judy Ang graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the London School of Economic and Political Science in 2009 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of Singapore in 2012. Her areas of practice include General Litigation, Divorce, advising on Pre-/Post- Nuptial Agreements, Wills and Probate, Child Custody, Adoptions, applications under the Mental Capacity Act and International Child Abduction Act.
Always keen on expanding her knowledge and skills to remain relevant, Judy was recently admitted as a New York Attorney-at-Law in 2016 and is also an Associate Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre.
She has extensive family litigation experience and has been involved in applications to the Court of Appeal on novel legal issues, contentious divorce cases with assets valued at more than $100 million and cross-border litigation such as relocation, competing forums, enforcement of foreign court orders. She also handled one of the first few cases in Singapore under the International Child Abduction Act and successfully obtained a favourable outcome for her client.
She also provides private mediation. As a mediator, she has successfully mediated disputes for both commercial and non-commercial matters. Her experience as a litigator helps ensure that any agreement reached at mediation is practical and enforceable.
1) Lian Hwee Choo Phoebe v Tan Seng Ong  SGCA 37
Key issue – What agreements can be considered in the division of matrimonial assets.
2) Tan Yan Ling Kyna v Chan Wei Zhong Terence  SGHC 195
Key issue – Whether leave should be granted for parties to commence divorce when the marriage is less than 3 years.
3) Chan Tin Sun v Fong Quay Sim  SGCA 2
Key issue – Whether a spouse’s adverse conduct could result in attributing a negative value to the spouse’s contribution to the marriage.
4) BOI V BOJ  SGCA 16;  SGCA 30
Key issue – What is a just and equitable division of the matrimonial assets; in particular, whether a lottery win is a matrimonial asset and if so, how should it be attributed to parties.
Judy has expertise in handling drafting of pre-nuptial /separation agreements, contested divorce and/or ancillary matters (including divorce cases with assets valued at >$100million), variation / appeals of court orders, maintenance amd personal protection applications, children-related matters (e.g. custody, access, guardianship, relocation, parental abduction).
While she has extensive litigation experience, as a Mediator, she is a proponent of encouraging parties to resolve matters amicably to reduce costs and time and only litigating when necessary.
Probate and Letters of Administration
Judy has experience in a wide array of inheritance / incapcity-related matters. From drafting a Will or Lasting Power of Attorney to handling contested Probate / Letters of Adminsitration or Mental Capacity Act applications, she is able to guide families to make the necessary arrangements for their personal affairs or provide legal assistance should an unfortunate event befall their loved ones.
Judy has experience in adoption matters and is familiar with the adoption process.
Media & Publications
- One of the authors for the LexisNexis Singapore Family Law Practice Guidance notes. In particular, guidance notes relating to the divorce process, maintenance applications and nuptial agreements.
- “Court denies woman permission to divorce before completing mandatory 3 year” – The Straits Time, 8 October 2014
Services & Fees
Free 30-mins face-to-face or telephone consultation and fixed-fee arrangements for uncontested matters.
For contested matters, transparent costs estimation will be provided at the beginning and at every stage of the proceedings.
For private mediation, it is based on the length of the mediation and an hourly rate of $500.00.