Rebecca Vathanasin

Gloria James-Civetta & Co. | Website

  • 3 Church Street #15-04 Samsung Hub Singapore 049483
  • Office Hours:

    8.30 am to 5.30 pm

About

Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Laws LL.B (Hons) from the University of Manchester in 2014 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2017.

Over the years, Rebecca has been involved and gained considerable experience in numerous Court proceedings including divorce, annulments, Personal Protection Orders (PPO), spousal and child maintenance, custody and relocation applications and applications under the Mental Capacity Act.

She is well-versed in Family Justice Courts and Syariah Court proceedings and has practising in all levels of the Singapore Courts.

Some of the cases Rebecca was involved in previously include the following:

1. Landmark Court of Appeal case of ADP v ADQ (2012) SGCA 6 which found that the Singapore Courts have the jurisdiction under the Women’s Charter to order the division of matrimonial assets and payment of maintenance even if the marriage between parties was found to be void.

2. UTY v UYZ (2019) SGFC 32 – successfully obtained an order for the enforcement of maintenance (for spouse and children) under a divorce order. The adverse party was incommunicado and had repeatedly evaded payment of maintenance over the course of 15 years.

3. UYQ v UYP (2020) SGCA 3 – successfully overturned the decision of the High Court to make an adjustment of 7.5% to the average ratios awarded to parties for the division of matrimonial assets. The adjustment resulted in a 7.5% decrease in her client’s share of the matrimonial assets and conversely, an unjustified 7.5% increase in the adverse party’s share of the matrimonial assets. Following an appeal on the matter, the adjustment was reversed and the division was reverted to the ratios that the High Court had originally determined.

4. VMA v VMB (2020) SGFC 88 – successfully resisted an application to set aside a by-consent Order of Court (pertaining to ancillary matters). The adverse party had alleged, amongst other things, a dissipation of assets on the part of her client. On hearing arguments made by counsel, the Court dismissed the application and the accompanying allegations.

Rebecca is one of twelve lawyers at Gloria James-Civetta & Co, a law firm known for their expertise in matrimonial law.

About Gloria James-Civetta & Co

GJC is widely regarded as a trusted and high-quality firm, receiving recognition from the Courts and accreditations from respected organisations in Singapore.

The firm prides itself on meeting their client’s needs and giving them advice they can trust.

Area of Family Law:

– Local and international divorce

– Division of assets

– Spousal maintenance

– Annulment

– Child issues (custody and support)

– Collaborative divorce process (CFP)

– Pre-nuptial agreements

– Marital / post-nuptial agreements

– Deed of Separation

– Personal Protection Orders (PPO)

Free consultation

Rebecca will help you see the bigger picture through practical, realistic, and cost-effective legal advice.”

She will make your consultation as comfortable as possible and explain the following:

– Assess if you meet the conditions to file for a divorce in Singapore

– The different stages of the divorce process through a customised divorce flow chart

– Address all the major issues that may apply, such as custody and support of any children, spousal support, division of assets and debts

– Help you understand your legal rights, responsibilities and issues applicable to you

– Answer any questions related to how the divorce process in Singapore works

– Help you explore your divorce options

– Offer you divorce literature for further reading

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Reviews (33)

I first met Rebecca when she took over my divorce case from a lawyer I had originally engaged at her previous law firm. This is a blessing in disguise. She went beyond the call of duty & showed empathy & care for me & my kids throughout the proceedings. She was patient with my questions & spent the time to understand my situation/ the ordeal I had gone through with the ex. Rebecca went the extra mile to build rapport with me & I truly appreciate her for this as going through a divorce is hard enough. She is prompt in her work & gave me constant updates throughout the proceedings.
Rebecca had left such a great impression on me so much so that when I needed legal counsel for another matter (after a “botched” job done another law firm), I immediately looked up Rebecca again. I knew she’ll have my back like a best friend and she did! The matter was resolved efficiently (because she hears what the client needs!). Thank you so very much, Rebecca! I wish you the best always!

Michelle,

Rebecca was professional, personable, and a trusted advisor throughout the whole divorce process. I highly recommend her as a divorce lawyer.

H,

I was unsure of how I would obtain a divorce as my ex was unwilling to discuss the matter and it had been several months of waiting with no end in sight. I am also based overseas and was unsure if I would be able to get anywhere or find a lawyer who could understand my situation and needs without meeting them in person.
After discussion with Rebecca things became much clearer and I felt that I was getting the help I needed to move forward with the process. She understood the situation and was very empathetical in proceeding with the matter the way I wanted to.
She also gave me very good advice and acted to move the matter forward when we were getting nowhere at times.
I am very grateful and would recommend her to anyone requiring support and professional guidance.
Thank you!!

Siva,

Extremely organized, responsive and knowledgeable. It’s been great interacting with Rebecca. Will recommend her to my circle if anyone needs help on the topics she covers.

Sayantan Banerjee,
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